Midnight at The Never Get  - York Theatre Company, 2018

Midnight at The Never Get - York Theatre Company, 2018

Praise for Pope! An Epic Musical

WINNER! NYMF AWARD for Outstanding Lead Actor

“Our hero? The clean-cut, youthful Pope […] winningly played by Sam Bolen with aw-shucks sincerity.” - New York Times

“Led by an incessantly funny and earnest Pope (an on-point and dizzyingly whip-smart Sam Bolen)” - NYMF Unauthorized

“Bolen's irresistibly giddy Pope may defy gravity and soar over the audience like Peter Pan.” -Curtain Up

“Bolen plays Pope with a self-righteous goofiness that makes you love and loathe him at the same time.” - Theatre Mania

“…the loveable lead, who as played by Bolen is an endless source of optimism, sunshine and rainbows.” - StageBuddy

"played, with boundless energy, by Sam Bolen”  -TalkinBroadway


New York Times Critic’s Pick!

WINNER! Bistro Award for Best Book Musical

"Sam Bolen grabs the stage with an immediacy and electricity that are the definition of a star turn, whether perched provocatively on the piano, or pacing the stage as if trying to remove himself from the pain he is conjuring, or huddled on a stool on the side of the stage losing himself in a small ballad. He perfectly embodies the bold brittle surface masking the vulnerability underneath." - Gerry Geddes, Bistro Awards

POPE! An Epic Musical : Ken Land, Britney Coleman, Sam Bolen

POPE! An Epic Musical: Ken Land, Britney Coleman, Sam Bolen