MOLLY POPE, OKAY? Comes to The Duplex, 9/16
"Molly Pope, Okay? is an intimate evening of favorite songs with the critically-acclaimed cabaret chanteuse at that beloved West Village institution, The Duplex. This downtown diva covers all the bases from Mozart to Madonna, branding all with her signature stamp of neo-retro verve. Playing it fast and loose, she beguiles the audience in an evening that brings to mind the heyday of mid-century New York City cabaret, spiked with a post-modern twist. Named a "Village Voice Best of NYC 2011" for Best Singer to Turn Life Into a Cabaret, she is joined on piano by Obie winner/Tony Award-nominee Kenny Mellman. Okay?
Molly Pope is a cabarettist and actress whose shows have played Joe's Pub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival (Australia), Ars Nova, and the Laurie Beechman Theater. Named a Village Voice Best of NYC 2011 for "Best Singer To Turn Life Into A Cabaret", she has performed in the hit long-running countdown show "Our Hit Parade" at Joe's Pub over 30 times and is a frequent guest at the "The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre." She was also listed as one of the "Top Ten Downtown Divas Every Gay Man Should Know & Be Obsessed With" by Time Out New York.
On stage she recently appeared as Mama in Dan Fishback's The Material World (HOT! Festival, Dixon Place) and Ruth Sherwood in Wonderful Town (Gallery Players). Other stage roles include Colleen/Sanchez/Sequins in Bromance: The Dudesical (Caroline's on Broadway, 92Y Tribeca), Maria in Twelfth Night: The Drinking Game (Legitimate TheaterCo) and Fran in the tour of Swing For Victory (Lively Arts). On camera work includes "Law &Order: SVU," "Secrets of the Mystic Oracle," "Hunting" and "Evie's Big Break" (both at Big Apple Film Festival). She earned a BFA in drama from New York University, has studied acting with Louis Scheeder, Darci Picoult and Charles Busch and voice with Scott Barnes, D. Michael Heath and the late Marianne Challis. She is currently working on her debut album. For more about Pope, go to www.molypope.com.
Kenny Mellman was the Tony Award nominated co-creator and the "Herb" half of the internationally acclaimed duo Kiki and Herb. His solo show "Kenny Mellman is Grace Jones" has played NYC, London, Portland, Philadelphia, and both Melbourne and Sydney Australia. At Least It's Pink, the show he co-wrote with Bridget Everett and Michael Patrick King (Sex and The City) was one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Shows of 2006. He is an Obie, Bessie, Glammy, Glaad Media and MAC award winning performer. He wrote a children's musical for the Soho Theatre in London and in 2008 wrote and performed a workshop of his musical Say Seaboy, You Sissyboy? at Dixon Place as one of their Mondo Cane Commissions. With Bridget Everett, Neal Medlyn, Brendan Kennedy and Ada Calhoun, he created "Our Hit Parade" which was named one of the Best Cabaret Shows of 2008 by Time Out New York and continues as a sold-out monthly show at Joes Pub. He wrote the music and lyrics and played the score for Jennifer Miller's Cracked Ice at PS122 and scored the video portion of Layla and Sonya Go Boating by Robbinschilds at The Kitchen. Recently, he was named one of Time Out New York's "40 Favorite People in NYC."
"Molly Pope, Okay?" will be presented at The Duplex, located at 61 Christopher Street at 7th Ave, New York, NY 10014, on Sunday, September 16 at 9:30 PM. There is a $10 cover charge and a two-drink minimum. You must be 21+ years of age to attend. For reservations, visit www.theduplex.com.