Photo Flash: Nick Cearley Stars In BUYER & CELLAR At The Armory

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Portland favorite Nick Cearley returns to The Armory to reprise his role as a fictional shop-boy in Barbra Streisand's real-life shopping mall in Jonathan Tolins' hilarious comedy Buyer & Cellar. Cearley (Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors) has performed the play across the country, playing Alex More - the out of work actor who says yes to a mysterious job and ends up in the basement of a legend - along with the rotating cast of characters who fill Alex's life, including Barbra Streisand.

"What's exciting about Buyer & Cellar? TWO WORDS: Barbra Streisand," says Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan (A Life, Kodachrome), who will direct Buyer & Cellar. "It offers a glimpse behind the curtain of fame. I think people will have a lot of fun with this show."

During Buyer & Cellar's run, The Armory will host a series of events inspired by the show, including three performances by Cearley's band The Skivvies, from Feb. 16-18. The New York Times called The Skivvies "a hot musical comedy duo specializing in unexpected arrangements, incongruous mashups, and of course, highly toned displays of skin." Other events include Funny Girls: A Barbra Streisand Drag Show on Feb. 3 and two happy hours hosted by Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi, whose pre-show presentations on Feb. 10 and 22 promise to help audiences navigate all things camp and gay in Buyer & Cellar.

Photo by Patrick Weishampel/ courtesy of Portland Center Stage at The Armory.

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