PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Justin Sayre and More Pick Favorite Bernadette Peters Performances
15 Feb 2014
Photo by Andrew Eccles
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Carole J. Bufford and Gabrielle Stravelli are among the artists who will celebrate Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters at the Feb. 16 installment of The Meeting*, hosted by Justin Sayre. In anticipation of the concert, the cast pick their favorite performances by Peters as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist.
The 9:30 PM show at Joe's Pub will feature music direction by Tracy Stark. Performers also include Connor Donahue and Carlo Maria.
According to press notes, "Each month, the I.O.S gathers to honor an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. Justin Sayre, the show's creator, writer and host, serves as the Chairman of the Board of the International Order of Sodomites and brings his singular wit to essential business of the day through such regular features such as 'Letters to the Chairman' and 'New Rulings from the Board.'"
In celebration of Tony Award winner Peters, Herdlicka, Bufford, Stravelli and Sayre pick their favorite Peters performances and tell us why they made their list.
The next installment of The Meeting*, scheduled for March 16, will be a tribute to the popular TV program "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer." Additionally, Night of a Thousand Judys – the special all-star concert presentation of The Meeting* to benefit Ali Forney Center – will return for its fourth annual installment in June 2014.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.