By Michael Gioia
23 Jul 2013
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.