THE MEETING* to Honor John Cameron Mitchell at Joe's Pub, 4/20
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 PM with a celebration of the lauded actor, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell just in time for the Broadway debut of his celebrated musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, The Meeting* has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post, and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The April show will feature special guests to be announced.
Justin Sayre and The Meeting* - known for a signature blend of outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between - were named among the Top nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out New York, a 2013 MAC Award for Show of the Year and received the 2012 Bistro Award for "Comedy Artistry." 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."
Upcoming 2014 shows include a tribute to pop diva Janet Jackson on Sunday, May 18 at 9:30 PM and Night of a Thousand Judys on Monday, June 16 at 8:00 PM.
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 its first three years, these Judy Garland tributes starred diverse talent such as Martha Wash, Carolee Carmello, Justin Vivian Bond, Madeleine Peyroux, Karen Mason, Tonya Pinkins, Michael Musto, Jackie Hoffman, Karen Akers, Howard McGillin, Ashley Brown, Daniel Reichard, Paul Iacono, Daisy Eagan among many others.