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BIC Announces Tix For BUYER & CELLAR starring Michael Urie On Sale Friday, Feb. 28th
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that individual tickets for BUYER & CELLAR, starring Michael Urie will go on-sale to the public Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. BUYER & CELLAR will play Chicago for a limited engagement beginning May 6, 2014 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Producers Darren Bagert (“Of Mice and Men,” “The Glass Menagerie”), Dan Shaheen (“Peter and the Starcatcher,” “The Fantasticks”), Ted Snowdon (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Spring Awakening”) and Daryl Roth (“Kinky Boots,” “Love Loss and What I Wore”) bring this hilarious new comedy to Chicago.
Buyer & Cellar will play additional cities through December 2014 including a engagements at Washington D.C.’s Harman Center for the Arts from Friday, June 20, 2014 through Sunday, June 29, 2014, Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum for six weeks from Wednesday, July 9, 2014 through Sunday, August 17, 2014 and a four-week engagement at Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre from Wednesday, November 12, 2014 through Thursday, November 30, 2014 (Casting TBD).
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the mall in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement. 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 New York Times critics Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood recently raved about the play. Brantley wrote that BUYER & CELLAR is “the most talked about new comedy of the season.” WQXR Radio’s Isherwood called the hit comedy “very funny” and “a tour-de-force performance.”
The critically acclaimed hit comedy BUYER & CELLAR swept the Best of 2013 Theater lists including TheNew 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 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 the Barrow Street Theatre where it opened June 24, 2013.
“A triumph! I tell you to GO. The most talked about new comedy of the season. It goes down as easily and tastily as lemon sorbet, and the only pain in your stomach it creates is the kind that comes from laughing too hard.”
–The New York Times
“Hilarious! Beyond brilliant. This show will go down like butta.”
– Entertainment Weekly
“The show is a crowd-pleaser.”
– New Yorker
“It’s a Funny-Girl Babs inspired comedy”
– New York Post
“This play deserves a hearty, ‘Hello, gorgeous.’”
– New York Daily News
“A delectable treat…uproariously funny.”
– The Huffington Post
“A Smash Hit!”
– NBC NY
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Additional 2 p.m. performance May 28)
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (No 6 p.m. performance June 1)
Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule subject to change.
Tickets for BUYER & CELLAR range from $35-75. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online atwww.BroadwayInChicago.com.
MICHAEL URIE (Alex More). For originating the role of Alex More in Buyer & Cellar at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater this spring, Urie received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards. New York theatre credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway), The Cherry Orchard (CSC), Angels in America (Signature), The Temperamentals (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards, Drama League nomination), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull), Another Vermeer (HB Playwrights). Regionally, Urie has worked for The Old Globe, Vineyard Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Folger Shakespeare, Barrington Stage, Hyde Park (Austin) and The Blank (L.A.). Film: He’s Way More Famous Than You (also directed),Thank You for Judging (co-director/exec. producer), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, WTC View, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, The Decoy Bride, Petunia and the upcoming Such Good People, The Hyperglot (director) and Grantham & Rose (exec. producer). TV: “Hot in Cleveland,” “Partners” and Marc St. James on “Ugly Betty.” Training: Juilliard.