Project Created: “Polly Mope starring Molly Pope”
"Polly Mope" was produced by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
World Premiere: May 9 – 11, 2019
Quote: "Molly Pope is the next big thing of 1963…she transports the audience back to the thriving Greenwich Village nightclub scene of yesteryear...viscerally thrilling alto: a rich gusher of sound...
- Time Out New York
“It would have been enough for Pope to just be a (phenomenal) singer, but by gum, she's a legitimate actress, too. It's only a matter of time before Broadway discovers one of its greatest stars.”
Bio: Molly Pope is a critically-acclaimed cabarettist whose shows have played Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Regency, Ars Nova, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, OBERON (A.R.T.), Teatro ZinZanni (Joe's Pub Seattle), 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. 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. 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, “Our Hit Parade” at Joe’s Pub and as a resident artist at The Orchard Project. Stage credits include FOUND (Atlantic Theater Co, Philadelphia Theater Co), Horseplay, or the Fickle Mistress (LaMama ETC/Theatre Askew), and Dan Fishback’s The Material World (Dixon Place).
Matt Aument is an orchestrator and arranger for live theatre. He's gotten to create charts for some truly incredible performers– Victoria Clark, Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Lee Graham; he's gotten to hear them performed in some legendary spaces– Carnegie Hall, Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, and the Kennedy Center; and has been allowed to arrange for a wide variety of players and ensembles– symphony orchestra, chamber group, rock-band-with-a-harp. Matt is particularly involved in the development of new works. Recent projects have included pieces by Sam Willmott, Dan Fishback, and Shaina Taub's Twelfth Night at the Delacorte in Central Park. He teamed up with drag personality Martha Graham Cracker to create intimate micro-shows in Room 202 of the Washington Square Hotel. In cabaret, Matt has joined Molly Pope for shows at the Duplex and concocts arrangements for Seth Sikes' Judy and Liza tribute shows at 54 Below.
Project Description: How Do You Get Through the Night? Molly Pope tackled this question by inviting an audience to her 6th floor walkup for a sharp, witty, comedically candid musical. As dim dusk gave way to manic night, the one woman show broke the fourth wall to tell an intimate and poignant story about coping with humanity, mental health, and keeping yourself company.
Residency Public Sharing: 6/27/17