THE SMASH HIT COMEDY
COMES TO CHICAGO APRIL 2014
STARRING MICHAEL URIE
2013 DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER
“THE MOST TALKED ABOUT NEW COMEDY OF THE SEASON”
-- Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that the hit off-Broadway comedy BUYER & CELLAR, starring Michael Urie, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, will play Chicago for a limited engagement beginning April 29, 2014 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Daryl Roth, Producer of Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots” along with Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen and Ted Snowdon, bring this hilarious new comedy to Chicago.
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."
BUYER & CELLAR is the recipient of the 2013 Drama Desk, Clarence Derwent, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. Following the play’s world premiere in April 2013 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the critics were wowed:
“An irresistible play. Seriously funny. The wit and invention of Mr. Tolins’s writing and the immersive storytelling skills of Mr. Urie are such that not only do they spin a sturdy narrative out of this preposterous situation, they actually persuade you to buy into it.” --David Rooney, The New York Times
“Hilarious. A multidimensional unraveling of our voyeuristic enjoyment of celebrity entitlement.” --Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“Utterly charming and often whacky. Under the playful and efficient direction of Stephen Brackett, Michael Urie is funny and touching, delivering a winning, sweet performance. Tolins’s script sparkles with sly humor. --Mark Kennedy, Associated Press.
"Beyond brilliant. This show will go down like 'butta.'” --Entertainment Weekly
BUYER & CELLAR is a special offer to the Broadway In Chicago 2014 Spring Season Subscribers. Group tickets for 10 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets for BUYER & CELLAR will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com or www.BuyerandCellar.com.