Anna K. Jacobs



Recorded live at Ars Nova, NYC

Lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman

Music by Anna K. Jacobs

Featuring: Courtney Bassett, Amy Linden, Alyse Alan Louis, Eric William Morris, Keith Potts, Bryan Charles Rooney, Paul Victor.

Musical Direction: Katya Stanislavskaya.

Pop! (Who Shot Andy Warhol?)

Up Your Ass

Paper Doll

Screen Test


Big Gun



POP! at City Theatre

Photos by Suellen Fitzsimmons/City Theatre


POP! at The Studio Theatre

Photos by Scott Suchman/The Studio Theatre

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POP! at Yale Repertory Theatre

Photos by Joan Marcus/Yale Repertory Theatre



"Filled with glamour, wit, intrigue, sex, and several pistols, POP! is vibrant, hip, fresh, and a hell of a lot of fun. A dynamic score with smart and funny lyrics performed with Factory precision and presence by an outstanding ensemble.”
Frank Rizzo, Variety

"Stylish, cleverly conceived with moments of dizzy brilliance.”
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“POP! is an intriguing and rousing evening, a bold and inventive attempt to give tuneful form to Warhol’s obsessive pursuit of the mundane.”
Peter Marks, The Washington Post

"Irresistible cast, music burst forth… POP! contributes more bold, colorful layers to the Warhol legend and has the added "something" of launching the original voices of creators Ms. Coleman and Ms. Jacobs onto the musical scene.”
- Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A raucous, giddy, comedic expedition through the landscape of an era.”
- Alice Carter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“Anna K. Jacobs has written some really good music for this 2009-debuter. She calls forth an attractive array of styles: rock, folk, opera, church services, Asian and other ethnicities, all dovetailing with what the characters are doing and the specifics of Maggie–Kate Coleman’s lyrics. Jacobs also evokes minimalist music, perfectly suiting the seeming simplicity of Pop Art. And she aptly suggests slashes of 12-tone scores in cartoonish versions of Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.”
- Gordon Spencer, WRCT




  • Yale Repertory Theatre (premiere, dir. Mark Brokaw), CT, 2009
  • The Studio Theatre (dir. Keith Alan Baker), Washington DC, 2011
  • Pittsburgh City Theatre (dir. Brad Rouse, feat. Anthony Rapp), PA, 2012
  • Firehouse Theatre Project (dir. Jase Smith), VA, 2013
  • Western Carolina University (dir. Claire Eye), NC, 2015


  • NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, NYC, 2008
  • Students for the Collaborative Arts at NYU, NYC, 2008
  • Penn State New Musical Theatre Festival, PA, 2008
  • Yale Institute for Music Theatre, CT, 2009
  • Momentum Festival, Pittsburgh City Theatre, PA, 2011