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MOLLY POPE BRINGS BACK MADCAP CABARET SHOW
Molly Pope, notorious Diva-in-Waiting, will wait no more as she takes the stage once again at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Fridays October 26th & November 2nd at 9:15 pm to stake her claim as a classic throwback star somehow caught in this day and age. "The Diva-lution of Molly Pope" is an evening in the life of a hybrid gay-man-black-woman-eighty-year-old-grande-dame, born both too soon and too late for her prime. Under the direction of Matt Sigl and accompanied by Ray Fellman, she hilariously proves her status as a quintessential diva.

Taking cues from Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, and Barbra Streisand, Ms. Pope commandeers the stage to create her own one-of-a-kind moment of glorified camp.

Ms. Pope began her career as a Diva-in-Waiting at New York University where she studied at the Stella Adler Studio, Experimental Theatre Wing, and Viewpoints Studio. Her stage roles include the Young Woman in Machinal, Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (also directed by Matt Sigl), Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Desiree in A Little Night Music, and Maria in Twelfth Night: The Drinking Game. She appeared as a guest star in the MAC award-winning cabaret show Matt Sigl: Unstuck in Time and has been a performer and judge for Overnight Sensation. She is a member of The Dreamscape Theatre Company. Most recently, she appeared in the regional premiere of Almost, Maine at the Cortland Repertory Theatre and she just finished playing Claire in Beautiful Bodies with the Native Aliens Theatre Collective

Director Matt Sigl won a 2006 MAC Award for his show "Unstuck in Time," which was performed at both DON'T TELL MAMA and ARS NOVA. He has acted professionally with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, appeared in Genius/Famous at the 2005 New York Fringe, and toured with TheatreworksUSA. He is a graduate of NYU where he trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and RADA in London. He has directed a self-produced production of The Fantasticks and last directed Molly Pope in Edward Albee's Who Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and he has the therapy bills to prove it.

Music Director Ray Fellman was the musical director for Stephen Schwartz's Off-Broadway production and national tour of Captain Louie (Little Schubert Theater). Also active as a cabaret artist, Ray was the musical director/arranger for the 2007 MAC Awards at B.B. Kings and received a 2007 Backstage Bistro Award for his musical direction of The After Party, an ongoing show hosted by Brandon Cutrell, featuring Broadway's finest every Friday night at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Tickets are $12, plus a 2-drink minimum.




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