Press

SOLO/CABARET

Top Ten Cabaret of 2012, Time Out New York: “Pope belted her heart out, then had the guts to wear it on the patterned sleeves of her delightfully retro getups.”
Village Voice Best of NYC 2011″ for Best Singer To Turn Life Into A Cabaret

 

-“With her amazing belt and wry wit, Molly Pope has stolen events like “You Like Me!” and “Night of 1000 Judys,” also turning up at Feinsteins at Loews Regency, and in a Gallery Players production of Wonderful Town.” –Michael Musto, Village Voice

 

Top Ten Cabaret Performer You Need To See, Time Out New York: “Molly Pope teaches old-school lessons in the value of singing big…And her retro gumption brings a strange force to contemporary material”

 

-“Tremendously entertaining…Molly Pope’s mash-up of Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” and quotes from Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer”” –Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal

-Top Ten Cabaret Act of 2008, Time Out New York: “At Don’t Tell Mama, Joe’s Pub and the Beechman, the ever-pert Pope breathed fresh air into an old style.”

 

– “Molly Pope is the next big thing of 1963. From the moment she strides onto the stage, she transports the audience back to the thriving Greenwich Village nightclub scene of yesteryear…viscerally thrilling alto: a rich gusher of sound…”  –Adam Feldman, Time Out New York 

 

-“Top Ten Downtown Diva Every Gay Man Should Know (And Be Obsessed With)” –Time Out New York
-“Molly Pope needs no introduction – she is cabaret personified.”  –Adelaide Now (Australia)

 

“THE MATERIAL WORLD”

“…a barnburner of a bluesy belting-friendly tune (“I’m fucking great” she roars)—and Pope kills it. It’s a parody of Big Diva Numbers that also happens to be a show-stopping Big Diva Number.” –Village Voice

 

“[Fishback’s] version of an 11-o’clock number, delivered by Pope in a shredding power alto, infuses an old-fashioned Broadway showstopper with goofy profanity and a confidence that verges on madness.” –Time Out New York

 

“There is a song that, had it been known this show would head to other places and the roles would be given to other actors, would probably have never been included.  It is a song that is so absurd in its set-up that if it failed, no one would remember it when they left.  Tears would not have welled up in audience members’ eyes, like they did when “I’m Fucking Great” was sung by Molly Pope.” –Indiewire

 

“…the show belongs to Molly Pope. As her showstopping 11 o’clock number puts it, she is “fucking great”—and then some. Though her Russian matriarch character is a bit of a caricature, Pope balances parody with realism in one of the greatest downtown performances I have ever seen.” –Backstage

 

“WONDERFUL TOWN”

“A tour-de-force mix of Bette Midler, Stockard Channing and Lucille Ball, Molly Pope delivers anuanced, ingenious performance.”  –TheaterOnline