Sunday, June 23, 2013

Buyer & Cellar @ The Barrow Street Theater

         Buyer & Cellar transfers back off Broadway after its sold out run at Rattlesnake Playwrights Theater. Starring in this one man show is Michael Urie who plays Alex More, the mall attendant of Barbara Streisand basement. Michael Urie and Buyer & Cellar were the recipient of the 2013 Drama Desk, Clarence Derwent, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. After its run at Rattlesnake, producers decided this critically acclaimed story was not done being told and it transferred to Barrow Street Theater for an extra long extended run.

         Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?

         Michael Urie (How to Succeed..) portrays Alex Moore who tells the story of his employment with big well known Barbara Streisand. Urie is outrageously funny, extremely charismatic and an impressive story teller. He has the ability to draw the audience in, have them close to tears and then have them laughing hysterically in a matter of seconds. Truly a genius performance and the best one man show to hit NYC in years.  

         Buyers & Cellar is playing at the Barrow Street Theater Through August 28, 2013. 

No comments:

Post a Comment