BUYER & CELLAR Starring Michael Urie Begins Performances in Washington, DC on Friday, 6/20

BUYER & CELLAR Starring Michael Urie Begins Performances in Washington, DC on Friday, 6/20

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.

Buyer & Cellar swept the Best of 2013 Theater lists including The New York Times, Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, New York Daily News, NPR, Newsday, The Huffington Post, AM New York, The New York Observer, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Entertainment Weekly, NBC New York, Playbill, Towleroad, Gay City News and Time Out New York. Buyer & Cellar won the Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award and Actors' Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award.

The critically-acclaimed comedy will play Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum for six weeks from Wednesday, July 9, 2014 through Sunday, August 17, 2014 followed by a San Francisco engagement at the SHN Curran Theatre from Tuesday, August 19, 2014 through Sunday, August 31, 2014 and then star Michael Urie will bring Buyer & Cellar to the Dallas City Performance Hall from Wednesday, September 3, 2014 through Saturday, September 6, 2014. Buyer & Cellar will play additional cities including a four-week engagement at Toronto's Panasonic Theatre from Wednesday, November 12, 2014 through Thursday, November 30, 2014 (Casting TBD).

Buyer & Cellar had its world premiere in April 2013 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, where it received rave reviews and played a sold-out, extended run before transferring to New York's Barrow Street Theatre where it opened June 24, 2013. Buyer & Cellar is written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, and produced by Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen and Ted Snowdon. Buyer & Cellar, which is the longest-running comedy in New York, recouped its initial investment faster than any Off-Broadway show in recent history, and currently stars television and Broadway leading man Barrett Foa ("NCIS: Los Angeles," Avenue Q).

Buyer & Cellar will have its London premiere in spring 2015.


Friday, June 20, 8pm

Saturday, June 21, 2pm and 8pm

Sunday, June 22, 2pm

Tuesday, June 24, 7:30pm

Wednesday, June 25, 2pm and 7:30pm

Thursday, June 26, 7:30pm

Friday, June 27, 7:30pm

Saturday, June 28, 2pm and 8:00pm

Sunday, June 29, 2pm


Tickets for BUYER & CELLAR start at $25. To purchase tickets or to learn more, patrons can call the box office at 202.547.1122 or visit

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