Ugly Betty star Michael Urie performs hit Barbra Streisand play BUYER & CELLAR live from his living room
April 16, 2020  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

TV and stage favourite Michael Urie returns to his acclaimed role in Jonathan TolansBUYER & CELLAR live from his living room on Sunday, April 19 at 8PM ET (1am Monday 20 April GMT). It is unclear whether the performance will be available to stream for a time after the live show.

In the basement of a house on her Malibu estate, Barbra Streisand created a private fantasy world to display her accumulated tchotchkes: a narrow, cobblestoned “street” of boutiques, from an antique doll store and confectionery with its own taffy-making machine to a dress shop filled with favorite costumes from her films. In this one-man comedy, Urie plays Alex More, who is down on his luck after being recently fired from Disneyland. He lands a job curating the basement of Barbra Streisand.

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Last seen on Broadway in Bess Wohl’s “Grand Horizons,” Michael Urie originated the role of Alex More in Buyer & Cellar off-Broadway in 2013, later taking the show on tour and to London. For his acclaimed performance, he received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Award and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Best known for TV’s “Ugly Betty,” his other Great White Way credits include “Celebrity Autobiography,” “Torch Song” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

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