Critically-acclaimed “cabarettist” Molly Pope returns to Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater with her show An Audience with Molly Pope” for a live album recording on Thursday, May 25 at 9:30 PM. Drawing from a catalogue of recontextualized pop, theater and standards, the “viscerally thrilling alto” (Time Out New York) wryly constructs and deconstructs herself with her signature neo-retro style. Parts concert, monologue, sing-along and heart-to-heart, she echoes the heyday of Greenwich Village nightclubs in a current context. Ms. Pope’s “powerhouse vocals and sassy wit” (Out.com) paint the madcap picture of a 21st century singer with the band. Tedd Firth will lead an all-star five-piece band.
Molly Pope is a singer and actor whose shows have also played Ars Nova, Feinstein’s/54Below and Feinstein’s at the Regency, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, OBERON (A.R.T.), Austin Cabaret and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia. She is the recipient of both the 2016 Bistro Award for Creative Cabaret Artistry and the 2016 MAC Award for Musical Comedy Performer for her show Molly Pope Likes Your Status. She has been named a Time Out New York “Top Ten Cabaret Act of 2008” and 2012 and a Village Voice “Best of NYC” 2011 for “Best Singer To Turn Life Into a Cabaret.” Most recently she recorded her first album, An Audience with Molly Pope, live at Joe’s Pub. Branded “one of downtown cabaret’s most adventurous performers” by the New York Times and hailed as “tremendously entertaining” by The Wall Street Journal, she has also performed at The Cafe Carlyle (Tales from the Jazz Age), the Afterglow Festival in Provincetown, The Amber Zone at Sid Gold’s Request Room and Our Hit Parade at Joe’s Pub. Stage credits include FOUND (Atlantic Theater Co), Horseplay, or the Fickle Mistress (LaMama ETC/Theatre Askew), Dan Fishback’s The Material World (Dixon Place). www.mollypope.com
The venue is located in The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place) NYC. For tickets – which cost $20 – call (212) 967-7555 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM or visit joespub.com, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street from 2:00 PM daily. There is a $12 food / 2-drink minimum per person per show.
ABOUT JOE’S PUB AT THE PUBLIC Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe’s Pub at The Public opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub consistently presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public’s programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.