The Verdict: Critics Review Buyer & Cellar Starring Michael Urie
By Adam Hetrick
Michael Urie stars as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar, which opened in a new Off-Broadway engagement June 24 at the Barrow Street Theatre.
Buyer & Cellar is currently scheduled to play a ten-week engagement at the Barrow Street. An earlier Off-Broadway run of the solo play opened to acclaim April 2 at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. It ended its extended run there May 12.
Stephen Brackett directs the play, which is billed this way: "Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved mega-superstar. 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."
The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in. Several reviews from the play's initial premiere are linked here.
Associated Press (April review)
Backstage (April review)
Entertainment Weekly (April review)
New York Daily News (April review)
New York Magazine (April review)
New York Post (April review)
The New York Times (April review)
Time Out New York (April revew)
The Village Voice (April review)
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