Time to exit the basement. Buyer & Cellar will play its final performance on July 27 at the Barrow Street Theatre. The comedy currently stars Broadway alum and NCIS: Los Angeles star Barrett Foa. At the time of closing, the show will have run for eight preview performances and 458 regular performances. The play is also planning to cross the pond for a London engagement in Spring 2015, with further details to be announced later.
Written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, Buyer & Cellar tells the story of Alex Moore, a struggling actor in L.A., who lands an offbeat job working in the basement of Hollywood legend Barbra Streisand. When the Hollywood mega-star makes a rare appearance one day, the show launches into an outrageous look at fame and the price that accompanies it.
Buyer & Cellar had its world premiere in April 2013 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, where it played a sold-out run before transferring to the Barrow Street Theatre. The play opened at its current home on June 24, 2013 starring Michael Urie, who is currently performing the show on tour. It went on to win the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance.