Dec
18
9:30 pm21:30

The Meeting* in New York

Justin Sayre and the I.O.S. celebrate the 8th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! on December 18 at Joe's Pub - TWO SHOWS

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, December 18 with two different shows at 7:00 PM and at 9:30 PM to celebrate the season with special guests will be announced. TRACY STARK serves as the show's Music Director.

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Nov
20
9:30 pm21:30

The Meeting* in New York

Justin Sayre and the I.O.S. honors ANGELA LANSBURY on November 20 at Joe's Pub

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, November 20 at 9:30 PM to honor Angela Lansbury with special guests will be announced. TRACY STARK serves as the show's Music Director.

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Nov
5
7:00 pm19:00

The Meeting* in San Francisco

Justin Sayre and the I.O.S. returns to Oasis on Saturday, November 5

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to the West Coast at OASIS SF in the Bay Area on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 PM.

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Oct
23
9:30 pm21:30

The Meeting* in New York

Justin Sayre and the I.O.S. honors BETTE MIDLER on October 23 at Joe's Pub

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 18 at 9:30 PM to honor Bette Midler with special guests will be announced. TRACY STARK serves as the show's Music Director.

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Sep
18
9:30 pm21:30

The Meeting* in New York

Justin Sayre and the I.O.S. honors BEYONCE on September 18 at Joe's Pub

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 18 at 9:30 PM to honor Beyonce with special guests will be announced. TRACY STARK serves as the show's Music Director.

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Jun
6
8:00 pm20:00

Night of a Thousand Judys 2016

The sixth annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Centerpresented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre – will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. Called “a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert” by The Wall Street Journal“Night Of A Thousand Judys” will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM

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May
28
7:00 pm19:00

The Meeting* in San Francisco

Justin Sayre and the I.O.S. returns to Oasis on Saturday, May 28

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to the West Coast at OASIS SF in the Bay Area on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 PM

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May
22
7:00 pm19:00

The Meeting* in New York

Justin Sayre and the I.O.S. honors PRINCE on May 22 at Joe's Pub

 

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 PM to honor Prince with special guests will be announced. TRACY STARK serves as the show's Music Director.

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Apr
17
9:30 pm21:30

The Meeting* in New York

Justin Sayre and the I.O.S. honors BARBRA STREISAND on April 17 at Joe's Pub

 

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 17 at 9:30 PM to honor BARBRA STREISAND with special guests will be announced. TRACY STARK serves as the show's Music Director.

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Dec
20
9:30 pm21:30

Holiday Spectacular in New York - December 20 and 21

Two shows at Joe's Pub!

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater for two shows - Sunday, December 20 at 9:30 PM and Monday, December 21 at 7:00 PM - for the Seventh Annual Holiday Spectacular. Special guests will be announced. TRACY STARK serves as the show's Music Director.

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Night of a Thousand Judys 2015
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

Night of a Thousand Judys 2015

  • Kaufman Center

MELISSA ERRICO, LIZ CALLAWAY, THE SKIVVIES, 

MICHAEL McELROY, CYRILLE AIMEE, LAUREN WORSHAM, 

RACHEL YORK, ADAM KANTOR AND RANDY GRAFF

 

HEADLINE THE FIFTH ANNUAL

 

“NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS”

 

HONORING JUDY GARLAND

TO BENEFIT THE ALI FORNEY CENTER

 

PRESENTED BY  THE ACCLAIMED COMEDY/VARIETY SHOW THE MEETING*

 

WRITTEN AND HOSTED BY JUSTIN SAYRE

DIRECTED BY PETER JAMES COOK

 

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015

 

 

Melissa ErricoLiz Callaway, The SkivviesMichael McElroyLauren WorshamCyrille Aimee, Rachel  YorkAdam KantorRandy GraffKim David SmithDanielle GrabianowskiJulie HillJosh Sharp and Aaron Jackson will headline the fifth annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre – on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan). Called “a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert” by The Wall Street Journal“Night Of A Thousand Judys” will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM

 

The evening is written and hosted by Justin Sayre  and directed by Peter James CookLance Horne is the event’s music supervisor, with Steven Jamail serving as music director. Adam Fleming is the evening’s choreographer. “Night Of A Thousand Judys” is produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen, with Dan Fortune serving as executive producer. Additional special guests will be announced.

 

The first four sold-out annual concerts featured the talents as R&B legends Martha Wash and Sarah Dash; jazz vocalists Madeleine Peyroux, Jane Monheit and Jessica Molaskey & John Pizzarelli; singer/songwriters Nellie McKay and Erin McKeown; Broadway ladies Carolee Carmello, Jackie Hoffman, Tonya Pinkins and leading men Howard McGillinTelly LeungRory O’Malley and Daniel Reichard; downtown stars Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett and Lady Rizo; nightlife fixtures Karen MasonMaude Maggart and Karen Akers; and New York personalities Michael Musto, Austin Scarlett and Frank DeCaro, among many others.

 

A special new episode of Sparkle & Circulate with Justin Sayre – the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites – features an in-depth interview with Carl Siciliano, founder of the Ali Forney Center, that explores the history and mission of the organization. It’s available on iTunes here, along with previous conversations with Randy Harrison, Michael MustoFrank DeCaroJeffery Self, Kim David Smith and R&B legend Sarah Dash.

 

“Night Of A Thousand Judys” is a special presentation of The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show known for a signature blend of outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between. The Meeting* is currently enjoying a successful monthly run at Joe’s Pub, which hosted of the first “Night of a Thousand Judys” in 2011. The Meeting* – which enjoyed  successful runs at the Broadway nightclub 54 Below in New York and the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles – recently made its Bay Area debut at Oasis in San Francisco. The show has been hailed as “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.” Justin Sayre and The Meeting* were named among the Top nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out New York, and received the 2012 Bistro Award for “Comedy Artistry” and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance. 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.” www.InternationalOrderofSodomites.com

 

The Ali Forney Center is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth. AFC’s goal is to provide them with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives. For more information on The Ali Forney Center, visit www.aliforneycenter.org

 

“Just like Judy we always come back,” says Justin. “Every year, the love we have for this show and the tremendous work of The Ali Forney Center only gets deeper and deeper. It’s the privilege of my whole year to work with our Judy’s Family which every year gets bigger and bigger. For 2015, expect a lot of great music brought to you by some of the most exciting performers in New York and the world, all paying homage to the great lady herself, but also giving their time and talents to the brave young people at AFC. There’s No Place Like Home, and we want that to be true for everyone. We work with the AFC to make that a reality.”

 

JUSTIN SAYRE was described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” In a recent story for Edge New York, Steve Weinstein said ”Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I’m not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlum or Charles Busch.” Justin is a child of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania who demonstrated a supernatural instinct for “camp” at an early age. With a voice straight out the MGM finishing school for girls, he moved to New York believing it was still 1947. He was terribly misinformed. As an actor, he has worked and studied with some of the finest professionals in the city. As a comedian, Sayre is regular guest at Homo-Comicus at the Gotham Comedy Club and contributing writer to “Murray Hill’s ShowBiz” on MTVX. As a gay, Justin has excelled at scarf placement, devilish quips, and a healthy but firm love of the American musical.  An evening of his short plays, Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well… Writing – called one of the “Top 10 Events on the New York Stage” by the New York Daily News – sold out two shows at Ars Nova in 2012. Sayre’s play, The Click of the Lock, was a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference and debuted at The Cherry Lane Theatre starring Randy Harrison. Sayre is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Flavorwire, as well offering playful and witty love advice at The Date Report. His debut young adult novel Husky will be released by Penguin Books in September 2015. He is currently a staff writer for “2 Broke Girls” on CBS-TV and recently appeared opposite Lisa Kudrow on HBO’s “The Comeback.”

 

PETER JAMES COOK is a Brooklyn-based writer, director and performer. Directing: Never Sleep Alone (Joe’s Pub), Game Play (Ars Nova), Just Right, Just Now (Lesser America), Raptured (Play Co.), Twelfth Night (Stella Adler), TRAVIS (Ars Nova), The Tempest (Porpentine), Sailor Man (NY Int’l Fringe – Outstanding Play), Straight Up Vampire (Joe’s Pub), The Nosemaker’s Apprentice (The Brick). Peter is a Drama League directing fellow, and the Literary & Humanities Manager at Theatre for a New Audience.

 

“Night Of A Thousand Judys” – a special presentation of The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre – will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center, located at 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023, on MondayJune 1. Tickets are $30, $60, $100 and $250. The $100 seats include a VIP pre-show reception at 6:30 PM, a deluxe gift bag and preferred seating. The $250 seats include these features in addition to premium seating and an exclusive poster signed by the cast. Tickets are on sale now here.

THE MEETING* HOSTED BY JUSTIN SAYRE
May
17
9:30 pm21:30

THE MEETING* HOSTED BY JUSTIN SAYRE

  • Joe's Pub

THE MEETING* HOSTED BY JUSTIN SAYRE

THE MONTHLY GATHERING OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF SODOMITES

RETURNS TO JOE’S PUB AT THE PUBLIC THEATER ON MAY 17

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“Brilliant, stirring and funny” – Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE’S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, May 17 to continue its landmark 6th season. 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 Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, which enjoyed a successful run at the Broadway nightclub 54 Below, made its Los Angeles debut at the Bootleg Theater earlier this year and will return to the venue for monthly shows this fall. “The Gay Agenda” – the debut comedy/spoken word album from Justin Sayre and The Meeting*– will be available this season.

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, and received the 2012 Bistro Award for “Comedy Artistry” and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance. 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.”

Justin Sayre’s video The New Hanky Code – taped last season at Joe’s Pub – was a surprise online hit with over 44,000 views. It debuted on The Huffington Post and was picked up by several major outlets around the world.  To keep up to do date with videos from recent shows, subscribe to the I.O.S. YouTube channel

Night of a Thousand Judys – the special all-star concert presentation of The Meeting* to benefit Ali Forney Center – returned for its fourth annual installment in June 2014. These Judy Garland tributes starred diverse talent such as Martha WashCarolee CarmelloJustin Vivian BondRandy HarrisonSarah DashMadeleine PeyrouxBridget EverettAustin ScarlettTonya PinkinsMichael Musto, Jane MonheitJackie Hoffman,Rory O’MalleyKaren AkersHoward McGillinAshley BrownDaniel ReichardKaren WymanPaul Iacono and Daisy Eagan, among many others. For more information, please visit www.AliForneyCenter.org.

JUSTIN SAYRE was described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” In a recent story for Edge New York, Steve Weinstein said ”Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I’m not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlum or Charles Busch.” Justin is a child of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania who demonstrated a supernatural instinct for “camp” at an early age. With a voice straight out the MGM finishing school for girls, he moved to New York believing it was still 1947. He was terribly misinformed. As an actor, he has worked and studied with some of the finest professionals in the city. As a comedian, Sayre is regular guest at Homo-Comicus at the Gotham Comedy Club and contributing writer toMurray Hill’s ShowBiz on MTVX. As a gay, Justin has excelled at scarf placement, devilish quips, and a healthy but firm love of the American musical.  An evening of his short plays, Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well… Writing – called one of the “Top 10 Events on the New York Stage” by the New York Daily News – sold out two shows at Ars Nova in 2012. Sayre’s play, The Click of the Lock, was a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference and debuted at The Cherry Lane Theatre starring Randy Harrison. Sayre is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Flavorwire, as well offering playful and witty love advice at The Date Report. He is currently a staff writer for “2 Broke Girls” on CBS-TV and is writing a young adult book, which will be released by Penguin Books in 2015.

The Meeting* monthly events have featured popular guest stars such as Lea DeLariaTonya PinkinsRobin ByrdMarilyn MayeChristian CampbellJoe IconisFrank DeCaroLance HorneLady RizoTituss BurgessKenny MellmanMaude MaggartJack FerverMurray HillJeffery SelfCole EscolaBridget 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; as well as playwrights and filmmakers like Tennessee Williams and John Waters. According to Time Out New York, “The Meeting* has become a cult hit among a young, festive and culturally aware crowd. Sayre is an avatar of modern-retro cultivation.”

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre will be presented at JOE’S PUB at The Public Theater. The venue is located at 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place) NYC, adjacent to The Public Theater. For tickets – which cost $20 – call (212) 967-7555 or visit joespub.com, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office from 1pm to 6pm Joe’s Pub from 6pm to 10pm (Both located at 425 Lafayette St. For table reservations, call (212) 539-8778The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre is produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen.

ABOUT JOE’S PUB AT THE PUBLIC Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe’s Pub at The Publicopened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub consistently presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public’s programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.

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