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BUYER AND CELLAR Turns a Profit in Less Than Ten Weeks at Barrow Street Theatre

BUYER AND CELLER is an off-Broadway show that has done the impossible nine weeks: pulled a profit. The show, starring Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) as Alex More, a struggling actor. 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? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

BUYER AND CELLER opened on April 3rd at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and played until May 12th. The play was nominated for a Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critic's Award, all for Urie's outstanding performance. Following the run at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, it transferred to the Barrow Street Theatre for another ten week run, starting at June 24th.

According to The New York Times, the show has "recouped its $500,000 capitilzation in just nine weeks of performances...the producers announced Thursday." According to the New York Times, it has also grossed more than $1 million dollars at Barrow Street Theatre alone.

Performances are set to happen in Los Angeles next year, as well as talks for productions in San Francisco, Toronto, and Dallas. BroadwayWorld also recently reported that BUYER AND CELLAR would have a Chicago run next April. To read the full story in the New York Times, click here.


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