The Meeting* Will Move to 54 Below for Six-Month Run; July Edition Will Celebrate Cher
23 Jul 2013
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.
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.