The title of Molly Pope’s cabaret show at Feinstein’s/54 Below is “A Star Is Born.” It was so good, I humbly suggest they change the name to a “New Era In Cabaret Performance Was Born.” This spectacular hour of nightclub entertainment was a site-specific theatrical presentation of the 1954 Judy Garland film musical “A Star Is Born” and in this case you were lucky if you were on site to see the brilliance of Molly Pope and crew. She was joined by dancer/singers Andrew Slane and Justin Henry. The show, was directed by Will Nunziata, choreographed by Sidney Erik Wright, with music direction by Brian Nash, utilized the space of Broadway’s Supper Club in a highly inventive, effective way, and the standing ovations and cheers at it’s conclusion were reminiscent of Judy Garland Palace appearances. While we’re talking about name changes, for a performance like this Messrs. Frankel, Baruch, and Viertel should consider a temporary substitution of the word Above for Below 54. If there is some kind of waiting list for the next performance of Molly Pope and A Star Is Born make sure you get on it.
(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of this event go to Broadwayworld.com)