TV and stage favourite Michael Urie returns to his acclaimed role in Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar live from his living room.
In the basement of a house on her Malibu estate, Barbra Streisand created a private fantasy world to display her accumulated tchotchkes: a narrow, cobblestoned “street” of boutiques, from an antique doll store and confectionery with its own taffy-making machine to a dress shop filled with favourite costumes from her films. In this one-man comedy, Urie plays Alex More, who is down on his luck after being recently fired from Disneyland. He lands a job curating the basement of Barbra Streisand.
Michael Urie was last seen on Broadway in Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons, Michael Urie originated the role of Alex More in Buyer & Cellar off-Broadway in 2013, later taking the show on tour and to London. For his acclaimed performance, he received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Award and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Best known for TV’s Ugly Betty, his other Great White Way credits include Celebrity Autobiography, Torch Song and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Written by: Jonathan Tolins
Directed by: Nic Cory
Livestream Directed by: Paul Wontorek
Based on the Original Production Directed by Stephen Brackett
Produced by: Broadway.com and Rattlestick Playwright Theater in partnership with Pride Plays