For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Press Contact: Matt Polk, Wayne Wolfe, Colgan McNeil, Sasha Pensanti ([email protected])
NEW YORK’S LONGEST-RUNNING HIT COMEDY
BUYER & CELLAR
MUST PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
AT THE BARROW STREET THEATRE
FIRST NATIONAL TOUR STARRING MICHAEL URIE CONTINUES
BUYER & CELLAR TO OPEN IN
LONDON IN SPRING 2015
New York’s longest-running, critically-acclaimed comedy, Buyer & Cellar, now starring Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), must play its final performance at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Buyer & Cellar will have played 8 preview performances and 458 regular performances during its Barrow Street engagement where it recouped its initial investment faster than any Off-Broadway show in recent history, and to date has grossed over $4,000,000 in ticket sales.
Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar will open in London in Spring 2015. Full details to be announced shortly.
The critically-acclaimed comedy Buyer & Cellar, now in its second year, 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, directed by Stephen Brackett, 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.
Buyer & Cellar plays Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. There will be no 7:30pm performances on Friday, July 4. There will be an additional performance on Monday, June 30 at 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased by phoning 212- 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. The Barrow Street Theatre box office opens daily at 1pm.
The first national tour of Buyer & Cellar launched at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place starring Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”), the Drama Desk Award-winning original star of Buyer & Cellar,onTuesday, 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 continues to book new dates on a national tour that includes engagements at:
-Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, now through June 15, 2014.
-Washington D.C.’s Harman Center for the Arts from Friday, June 20, 2014 through Sunday, June 29, 2014.
-Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum from Wednesday, July 9, 2014 through Sunday, August 17, 2014.
-San Francisco’s SHN Curran Theatre from August 19, 2014 through August 31, 2014.
-The Dallas City Performance Hall in Texas from September 3, 2014 through September 6, 2014.
-Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre from Wednesday, November 12, 2014 through Thursday, November 30, 2014.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BUYER & CELLAR VISIT:
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.”
“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.”
“Go see Michael Urie in Jon Tolins new play Buyer & Cellar. A Great night in the theatre! Tolins is brilliant and Urie is genius!”
“Everybody go see this play! I really was knocked out by this play. Go see it!”
“Hilarious! A must see!!!”
–Jesse Tyler Ferguson
“Masterful! Riotously Funny play. U Twerked the corners of my mind! Loved this show!”
“You must see Buyer & Cellar if you haven’t yet!!!!!”
“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.”
“The show is a crowd-pleaser.”
“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!”
“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!”
“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!”
“Laugh-out-loud fun! A smart and hilarious comedy!”
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