SHOWBIZ CHICAGO PHOTO SPOTLIGHT!: BUYER & CELLAR’S MICHAEL URIE Gets A Visit From Lyric’s Cast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC

photo Michael Urie last night at the Broadway Playhouse after his “Buyer and Cellar” performance with the stars of The Sound of Music at Lyric Opera House – Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert, who attended his show last night.


ABOUT BUYER & CELLAR
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 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.

ABOUT MICHAEL URIE
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.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
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)