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BUYER & CELLAR, Starring Michael Urie, to Transfer to Barrow Street Theatre, 6/18-24

Producers Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen, and Ted Snowdon have announced that the hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty"), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, will transfer to the Barrow Street Theatre for a ten-week engagement beginning Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30pm and opening Monday, June 24. Tickets go on sale today.

Buyer & Cellar opened April 3 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (where it currently plays through May 12) and has received nominations for 2013 Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle, and Drama League awards.

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? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Michael Urie played Marc St. James on the hit series "Ugly Betty." His New York theatre credits include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway), The Cherry Orchard (CSC), Angels in America (The Signature), The Temperamentals (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Theatre World Awards, Drama League nomination), The Revenger's Tragedy (Red Bull), Another Vermeer (HB Playwrights). Regionally, he's worked for The Old Globe, Vineyard Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Folger Shakespeare, Barrington Stage, Hyde Park (Austin), and The Blank (LA). Film includes He's Way More Famous Than You (also directed), Thank You For Judging (co-director/exec producer), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, WTC View, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, The Decoy Bride, and Petunia. He starred in the television series "Partners" and trained at Juilliard.

Jonathan Tolins's plays include The Twilight of the Golds (Booth Theater), If Memory Serves (Promenade Theater), The Last Sunday in June (Rattlestick and Century Center), and Secrets of the Trade (Primary Stages). Jon co-wrote the films The Twilight of the Golds and Martian Child. He was a consulting producer on the recent CBS comedyPartners and was a co-producer on the first season of Queer As Folk on Showtime. He has written for the Academy Awards and the Tony Awards, and co-wrote Bette Midler's Divine Miss Millennium Tour and The Showgirl Must Go On in Las Vegas.

Stephen Brackett's credits include The Trouble With Doug (TheatreWorks), The Material World (Dixon Place), American River (Lesser America), After (Partial Comfort), Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova), The Tenant (Woodshed Collective), David Mixner's From the Front Porch (Dixon Place), The Sporting Life (Studio 42), F#@king Up Everything(NYMF), The Ones That Flutter (Summer Play Festival), PN1923.45LS01 Volume 2(FringeNY), and Kilroy Was Here: A Styx Rock Opera (Williamstown). Assistant Director:Passing Strange (The Public and Belasco Theaters).

The set design for Buyer & Cellar is by Andrew Boyce; costume design is by Jessica Pabst; lighting design is by Eric Southern; sound design is by Stowe Nelson; projection design is by Alex Koch. The production stage manager is Hannah Woodward.

Buyer & Cellar plays Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pmat the Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, east of Seventh Avenue South, in the heart of Greenwich Village. Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk one block south on Seventh Avenue South to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F, and M at West 4th Street (walk west on West 4th Street, left on Barrow). Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by phoning 212 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. The Barrow Street Theatre box office opens daily at 1pm. For more information about Buyer & Cellar, visit www.buyerandcellar.com.

Photo Credit: Sandra Coudert


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