Buyer & Cellar, New York’s longest-running comedy now starring Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles,” Avenue Q), will play its 4ooth performance at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) at 7:30pm, Friday, June 13

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Press Contact: Matt Polk, Wayne Wolfe, Colgan McNeil, Sasha Pensanti ([email protected])

 

 

 

NEW YORK’S LONGEST-RUNNING COMEDY

 

BUYER & CELLAR PLAYS 400TH PERFORMANCE

 

AT BARROW STREET THEATRE

 

NOW STARRING

 

BARRETT FOA FROM CBS’ “NCIS: LOS ANGELES”

 

MICHAEL URIE PLAYS 400TH PERFORMANCE AS ALEX MORE IN SMASH HIT COMEDY

 

BUYER & CELLARNOW ON NATIONAL TOUR

 

AT CHICAGO’S BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buyer & Cellar, New York’s longest-running comedy now starring Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles,” Avenue Q), will play its 4ooth performance at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) at 7:30pm, Friday, June 13.  On Wednesday, June 11, at 2pm, original star and current star of the National tour of Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie, will play his 400th performance as Alex More, a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu estate.  Buyer & Cellar, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, recouped its initial investment faster than any Off-Broadway show in recent history.

 

 

 

The critically-acclaimed hit comedy Buyer & Cellar swept the Best of 2013 Theater lists including The New York Times, Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, New York Daily News, NPR, Newsday, The Huffington Post, AM New York, The New York Observer, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Entertainment Weekly, NBC New York, Playbill, Towleroad, Gay City News and Time Out New York. Buyer & Cellar won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award and 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Production.

 

 

 

Buyer & Cellar had its world premiere in April 2013 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, where it received rave reviews and played a sold-out, extended run before transferring to the Barrow Street Theatre where it opened June 24, 2013.

 

 

 

The first national tour of Buyer & Cellar starring Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) launched at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place Tuesday, May 6, 2014 to rave reviews.  Chris Jones from The Chicago Tribune calls Buyer & Cellar, “Laugh-out-loud fun! A smart and hilarious comedy,” with Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times adding the show is, “Too good to pass up! A wickedly funny fantasia on Barbra Streisand.”  Buyer & Cellar will continue its Chicago engagement through Sunday, June 15, 2014, followed by an engagement at Washington D.C.’s Harman Center for the Arts from Friday, June 20, 2014 through Sunday, June 29, 2014.  Urie will then take Buyer & Cellar to Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum for six weeks from Wednesday, July 9, 2014 through Sunday, August 17, 2014, followed by engagements at the SHN Curran Theatre in San Francisco from August 19, 2014 through August 31, 2014, and The Dallas City Performance Hall in Texas from September 3, 2014 through September 6, 2014.   

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BUYER & CELLAR VISIT:

 

www.buyerandcellar.com

 

www.Facebook.com/BuyerAndCellar

 

Twitter: @BuyerAndCellar

 

 

 

EVERYONE LOVES BUYER & CELLAR!

 

 

 

“A great show! Deconstructs Streisand’s fantasy world in a brilliant exegesis of her films and career. Of course this has more to do with fame, fantasy, entertainment, and persona than it does with the actual Streisand, and that’s what elevates it above a witty take on the idea of the public persona.”

 

James Franco

 

 

 

“Holy hell.  I was not ready.  I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard in a theater.  Michael Urie, you were extra good.”

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

 

 

“Go see Michael Urie in Jon Tolins new play Buyer & Cellar. A Great night in the theatre! Tolins is brilliant and Urie is genius!”

 

-Judith Light

 

 

 

“Everybody go see this play! I really was knocked out by this play. Go see it!”

 

Andy Cohen

 

 

 

“Hilarious! A must see!!!”

 

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

 

 

 

“Masterful! Riotously Funny play. U Twerked the corners of my mind! Loved this show!”

 

RuPaul

 

 

 

“You must see Buyer & Cellar in you haven’t yet!!!!!”

 

Bernadette Peters

 

 

 

“A triumph!  I tell you to GO. The most talked about new comedy of the season.  It goes down as easily and tastily as lemon sorbet, and the only pain in your stomach it creates is the kind that comes from laughing too hard. “Perfect summer fare!  Nutritious, too.  As profound as a [seemingly] light entertainment can be!”

 

–Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

 

 

“Hilarious! Beyond brilliant! This show will go down like butta.”

 

Entertainment Weekly

 

 

 

“The show is a crowd-pleaser.”

 

New Yorker

 

 

 

“It’s a Funny-Girl, Babs-inspired comedy.”

 

New York Post

 

 

 

“This play deserves a hearty, ‘Hello, Gorgeous!’”

 

–New York Daily News

 

 

 

“The funniest show of the year!”

 

–New York Observer

 

 

 

“Hip hip hooray.  And, three cheers. Hilarious/Fabulous! I’ve been in Barbra’s cellar—it gets EVERYTHING right!”

 

Washington Post

 

 

 

“Too good to pass up!  A wickedly funny fantasia on Barbra Streisand.”

 

Chicago Sun Times 

 

 

 

“A delectable treat…uproariously funny.”

 

The Huffington Post

 

 

 

“Outrageous and gut-busting! A smash hit!”

 

NBC NY

 

 

 

“The funniest show in town!”

 

–Joan Hamburg, WOR

 

 

 

“A show that can’t be missed!”

 

-Windy City LIVE

 

 

 

★★★★

 

-Time Out Chicago

 

 

 

“Get your tickets now! ★★★★

 

-Oak Park Newspaper

 

 

 

“Brilliant! A must-see!”

 

-Best Gay Chicago

 

 

 

“I can’t remember when I’ve laughed as hard and for so long.

 

A hilarious evening of imaginative entertainment!”

 

-Chicago Now

 

 

 

“Laugh-out-loud fun! A smart and hilarious comedy!”

 

Chicago Tribune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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