Michael Urie Stars in Buyer & Cellar, Beginning at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum

Jul 12, 2014
Buyer & Cellar

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 Mark Taper Forum (the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012) in Los Angeles, California tonight, July 9, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 17, 2014. Buyer & Cellar is written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, and produced in Los Angeles byDarren Bagert, Dan Shaheen, Ted Snowdon and Martin Massman.

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 San Francisco's 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, 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.


Preview Performances (July 9 - 12):

Wednesday through Friday at 8pm

Saturday at 2:30pm and 8pm

Opens Sunday, July 13 at 7 pm

Regular Performances (July 15 - August 17):

Tuesday through Friday at 8pm

Saturday at 2:30pm and 8pm

Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm