Photo Flash: NYMF POPE! An Epic Musical Gives Sneak Peek at BROADWAY SESSIONS
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Papal Productions/ Michael Chase Gosselin are pleased to welcome Gilbert L. Bailey II (The Book of Mormon), Sam Bolen (It's a Bird...it'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) to the cast of 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 company just performed a sneak peek concert for BROADWAY SESSIONS, and BroadwayWorld has photos below!
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).
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 features choreography by Wendy Seyb, set design by Rob Bissinger, costume design by Vanessa Leuck, sound design by Patrick Weaver and musical direction by Adam Podd. Kelly Caitlin Sullivan is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Michael Cassara, CSA
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Adam Podd (Musical Director), Vasthy Mompoint, Brian Flores, Megan Lewis and Dylan S. Wallach performing 'The Ballad of Pope'
Jarid Faubel, Sam Bolen and Britney Coleman performing 'The Ballad of Pope'
Megan Lewis, Dylan S. Wallach, Britney Coleman and Jarid Faubel performing 'The Ballad of Pope'
Composer Christopher Pappas singing 'The Mass Duet'
Book writer and lyricist Justin Moran singing 'The Mass Duet'
Host Ben Cameron (standing) at the special NYMF Sneak Peak edition of BROADWAY SESSIONS.