Former Renter Will Star in California Buyer & Cellar

News   Former Renter Will Star in California Buyer & Cellar The Falcon Theatre will present Jonathan Tolins’ one-man show this fall.
Jai Rodriguez
Jai Rodriguez

The Falcon Theatre will present Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar beginning October 5 at the Burbank, CA, venue. The second production of its 2016-17 season will officially open October 14 and continue through November 6.

Emmy-winning TV host and Broadway actor Jai Rodriguez will play the role of Alex More, the part originated Off-Broadway by Michael Urie. Dimitri Toscas will direct.

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Rodriguez starred opposite Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin in ABC’s comedy Malibu, portrayed Angel in the Broadway musical Rent and is best known for his role in Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Inspired by Barbra Streisand’s book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit, according to press notes, is an “outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, takes a job working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play, and an unlikely friendship develops. This one-man-play takes the audience on a rollercoaster of emotions as Alex navigates a world that is part truth and part fiction. What is true? There is a mall in the basement of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one man services the whole mall for a single customer, Babs herself.”

Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside, Burbank. For more information visit falcontheatre.com.


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