The Meeting* Will Move to 54 Below for Six-Month Run; July Edition Will Celebrate Cher
By Michael Gioia
The Meeting*, the variety comedy show hosted by Justin Sayre, will move to 54 Below for a six-month run beginning in July with a show celebrating Academy Award winner Cher.
Known for its blend of "outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between," here's how the show is described: "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.' This season expect the happy edition of Molly Pope as a season-long guest and head of the ladies auxiliary."
The Meeting*, previously seen in the West Village, will play 9:30 PM shows at 54 Below July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. The July edition will celebrate Cher with Nathan Lee Graham, Cole Escola and Frank DeCaro.
The monthly events have featured guest stars such as Lea DeLaria, Robin Byrd, Marilyn Maye, Christian Campbell, Frank DeCaro, Lance Horne, Lady Rizo, Tituss Burgess, Kenny Mellman, Maude Maggart, Jack Ferver, Murray Hill, Jeffery Self, Cole Escola, Bridget Everett and more. Previous shows have paid tribute to singers such as Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, films like "Valley of the Dolls" and "Beaches," actresses such as Bea Arthur and Molly Ringwald, and playwrights and filmmakers like Tennessee Williams and John Waters.
The Meeting* is produced by and Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen.
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