Stephen Brackett News

BUYER & CELLAR, Starring Michael Urie, to Open 7/13 at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Jonathan Tolins' outrageous new comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' featuring Michael Urie (TV's 'Ugly Betty') opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Stephen Brackett, this New York runaway hit continues through August 17. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BUYER & CELLAR's Barrett Foa Discusses Babs, L.L. Cool J
by Stage Tube - Jul 08, 2014

On Monday night, Barrett Foa, the star of the longest-running Off-Broadway comedy BUYER & CELLAR, stopped by WNBC. The Broadway vet talked about the show, which closes in just a few weeks, Barbra Streisand, and his day job on NCIS: LA working with L.L. Cool J and Chris O'Donnell. (more...)

Michael Urie Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Opening at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

New York's runaway hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real)basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate, begins performances at the Mark Taper Forum (more...)

Last 4 Weeks to See New York's Longest Running Comedy BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Last 4 weeks to see New York's longest-running, critically-acclaimed comedy, Buyer & Cellar, now starring Barrett Foa ('NCIS: Los Angeles'). Buyer & Cellar must play its final performance at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Sunday, July 27, 2014, and 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. To date Buyer & Cellar has grossed over $4,000,000 in ticket sales. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets July Programming, Featuring Guy Branum, SHOWGASM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces a July lineup featuring three exciting new comedy, music and theater events. Coming up in July: (All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted) (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR, Starring Michael Urie, to Begin Previews 7/9 at the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

'Buyer & Cellar' featuring Michael Urie begins previews July 9, 2014, at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum. Jonathan Tolins' outrageous new comedy, directed by Stephen Brackett, opens July 13; performances continue through August 17. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR to Make Its Way to London in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: BUYER & CELLAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company Stars Michael Urie
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

New play by Jonathan Tolins is a big bundle of joy. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Starring Michael Urie Begins Performances in Washington, DC on Friday, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

New York's runaway hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate, begins performances at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) in Washington, DC on Friday, June 20, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of THE LIGHTNING THIEF Off-Broadway; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, is pleased to announce the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF as the featured production of its 26th annual Free Summer Theatre Program in New York City. THE LIGHTNING THIEF begins performances on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and continues through Friday, August 22, 2014. Opening night is set for Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Lucas Kavner's CARNIVAL KIDS, Presented by Lesser America
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The World Premiere of Lucas Kavner's (Fish Eye with Colt Coeur/HERE Arts Center; Love Money at Ars Nova) Carnival Kids, directed by Stephen Brackett and presented by Lesser America, opened at the TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue) on Monday, June 9th. The production, which has already received a New York Times Critics Pick, will run through Saturday, June 28th. Tickets ($18; $15 students) may be purchased online at www.lesseramerica.com.box-office or by calling 212-868-4444. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Dates and Curators for the 2014 Prelude Festival, 10/8-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the 2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL. The annual festival is dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance. Following the enormous success of its tenth anniversary in 2013, the eleventh annual PRELUDE festival will be curated by Chloe Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Rose Leonard, Allison Lyman, and Frank Hentschker. Artists and participants of the festival will be announced in late July 2014. (more...)

Off-Broadway's BUYER & CELLAR to Play Final Performance at Barrow Street Theatre on 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

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. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Urie Celebrates 400th Performance in BUYER & CELLAR in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Original star and current star of the National tour of Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie, played his 400th performance today, Wednesday, June 11, 2pm matinee, as Alex More. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Barrett Foa-Led BUYER & CELLAR Celebrates Week of 400s!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Buyer & Cellar, New York's longest-running comedy now starring Barrett Foa ('NCIS: Los Angeles,' Avenue Q), will play its 4oothperformance 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. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR with Michael Urie Coming to Dallas City Performance Hall, 9/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The longest running comedy in New York, now in its second smash year, has announced the addition of a Dallas engagement to the first national tour of Buyer & Cellar, the critically acclaimed, award winning play about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 24-30
by BWW Special Coverage - May 30, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Bryan Cranston's caricature unveiling at Sardi's, Barrett Foa in 'Buyer and Cellar,' Katie Finneran at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR with Michael Urie Coming to Sidney Harman Hall, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present a special engagement of Buyer & Cellar. Written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett and starring Michael Urie, Buyer & Cellar was heralded by The New York Times as "a seriously funny and remarkably sustained slice of absurdist whimsy." Washington, D.C. marks the second stop of the production's national tour, where it will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW), from June 20-29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrett Foa Takes First Official Bow in BUYER & CELLAR
by Walter McBride - May 28, 2014

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star and Broadway veteran Barrett Foa has become the newest employee in Barbra's basement shopping mall in New York's longest running comedy Buyer & Cellar, at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). For the past five seasons, Barrett Foa has co-starred opposite LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell as tech geek Eric Beale on CBS' top-rated hit series 'NCIS: Los Angeles' which is currently the #2 show on television. Buyer & Cellar, now in its second smash year, recouped its initial investment faster than any Off-Broadway show in recent history, is written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from his first official bow below! (more...)

Barrett Foa Begins Performances Tonight in BUYER & CELLAR!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star and Broadway veteran Barrett Foa (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, ...Spelling Bee) will begin performances as Alex More in the smash hit comedy Buyer & Cellar tonight, May 27, 2014 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). For the past five seasons, Barrett Foa has co-starred opposite LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell as tech geek Eric Beale on CBS' top-rated hit series 'NCIS: Los Angeles' which is currently the #2 show on television. (more...)

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