Photo Flash: POPE! Opens at NYMF

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Papal Productions/ Michael Chase Gosselin are pleased to announce POPE! An Epic Musical, which returns to New York City as an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project.

The production, with book and lyrics by Justin Moran, music and additional lyrics by Christopher Pappas choreography by Wendy Seyb and direction by Peter Flynn, is scheduled to run Wednesday, July 15 at 8pm, Thursday, July 16 at 9pm, Sunday, July 19 at 4pm and 8pm and Tuesday, July 21 at 5pm at the PTC Performance Space, located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues on the south side of 42nd Street). The NYMF PASS is currently on sale at Individual tickets are $27.50. For tickets and information call (212) 352-3101 or visit

POPE! An Epic Musical is an award-winning musical comedy of superhero proportions. It tells the tale of a young, idealistic rock-star, Pope, and his ambitious nemesis, the Archbishop, who will stop at nothing to wear Pope's Mitre. In this comic book world, the papal masses are charmed at first, but Pope soon learns that a few well-placed enemies can overpower a few million fans. When the tyrannical Archbishop sweeps in and seizes power the world cries out for a hero... and only Pope can answer the call! Good and evil collide in this rambunctious, Shakespearean power struggle where lines must be drawn, sides must be taken, and confrontations must be musical!

The production first played at the Magnet Theater in New York City in 2009. Originally intended as a one-night event, the production went on to play for almost a year. In August 2010, it opened at the Lucille Lortel Theater as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, where it became the fastest-selling ticket of the festival that year. The production was included in the FringeNYC Encore Series and received "Overall Excellence Awards" for Music/Lyrics. POPE! An Epic Musical went on to be presented at the Belfry Stage in Los Angeles in 2014. For more information, please visit: .

Featured in the company are Gilbert L. Bailey II (The Book of Mormon), Sam Bolen (It's a's Superman), Britney Coleman, Jason Edward Cook, Jarid Faubel (Yank!), Brian Flores, Megan Lewis (If/Them, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Grey Gardens), Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky, Mary Poppins, Good Vibrations), Dylan S. Wallach and Ken Land (Victor/Victoria).

Photos by Jeremy Daniel

Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You

VIDEO: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Reacts To Rob McClure in Costume
Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure posted a teaser video on his Instagram of the first time the cast saw him in his prosthetics! Watch below to see the proc... (read more)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRINCE OF EGYPT in the West End
Brand-new musical THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is now in previews at London's Dominion Theatre. Get a first look at the cast in action in the photographs below... (read more)

SIX Hits 100,000,000 Spotify and Apple Music Streams; Second Only to HAMILTON in Musical Theatre Genre
Producers of Six have revealed that it has been streamed 100,000,000 times on Spotify and Apple Music.... (read more)

Photo Coverage: WEST SIDE STORY Company Celebrates Opening Night!
The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van ... (read more)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Beth Malone, David Aron Damane and More in THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
Transport Group's The Unsinkable Molly Brown is currently playing at Abrons Arts Center, and will run through April 5!... (read more)

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van ... (read more)