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Closing Time! Five Fantastic Shows Ending This Month That You’d Be Crazy to Miss

Closing Time! Five Fantastic Shows Ending This Month That You’d Be Crazy to Miss

They say nothing lasts forever—well, except diamonds—but sadly, this adage is certainly true of Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Five of our favorites are about to close their doors, but luckily there’s a silver lining to this unfortunate news. You still have a few more weeks to catch The Cripple of Inishmaan, Of Mice and Men, Buyer & Cellar, Forbidden ...

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Was It Babtastic?! Buyer & Cellar Star Michael Urie Looks Back on His Year in Barbra Streisand’s Basement

Was It Babtastic?! Buyer & Cellar Star Michael Urie Looks Back on His Year in Barbra Streisand’s Basement

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are asked to sit through a sometimes exhausting “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we think it’s fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. For over a year, Michael Urie has been trapped in ...

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Riding a Sugar High at Schmackary’s with Buyer & Cellar’s Michael Urie on Side by Side

Riding a Sugar High at Schmackary’s with Buyer & Cellar’s Michael Urie on Side by Side

Susan Blackwell and Buyer & Cellar star Michael Urie make cookies with Schmackary’s CEO and Cookie Master, Zackary Schmahl. Prank calls, baking secrets and a record setting name dropping contest ensue in this episode of Side by Side.

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Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Extends Once More Off-Broadway

Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Extends Once More Off-Broadway

The hit show Buyer & Cellar has once again extended and will now play through August 31 at the Barrow Street Theatre. Starring Michael Urie, the off-Broadway comedy is written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett.

Urie plays a struggling Los Angeles actor named Alex, who finds himself taking an odd job working in the Malibu basement of ...

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Off-Broadway Hit, Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Extended Again

Off-Broadway Hit, Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Extended Again

The critically acclaimed hit Buyer & Cellar, which recently celebrated its 200th performance at the Barrow Street Theatre off-Broadway, has been extended yet again through April 13. The comedy starring Michael Urie is written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett.

Urie stars as a struggling Los Angeles actor named Alex, who finds himself taking an odd job working ...

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In Comes Company...With a Gay Twist! Stephen Sondheim & John Tiffany Team Up for New Reading

In Comes Company...With a Gay Twist! Stephen Sondheim & John Tiffany Team Up for New Reading

You’ve never seen Company like this before! Composer Stephen Sondheim and Tony winning director John Tiffany are collaborating on a revised production of Sondheim’s beloved 1970 musical, which reimagines Bobby as a gay man with commitment issues and a revolving door of boyfriends, The New York Times reports. The Roundabout Theatre Company is holding a reading of the revised musical ...

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Buyer & Cellar Star Michael Urie Gives Jane Fonda & Joe Jonas a Tour of Barbra’s Basement

Buyer & Cellar Star Michael Urie Gives Jane Fonda & Joe Jonas a Tour of Barbra’s Basement
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Things can get pretty lonely in Barbra Streisand’s basement, so Buyer & Cellar star Michael Urie is always overjoyed when guests stop by after the show. He was especially thrilled on September 18, when Tony-nominated stage and screen star Jane Fonda and Jonas Brothers hunk Joe Jonas made their way to the Barrow Street Theatre. After sharing the hilarity of Jonathan ...

Buyer & Cellar Star Michael Urie to Bring Tales of Barbra’s Basement to Chicago and More

Buyer & Cellar Star Michael Urie to Bring Tales of Barbra’s Basement to Chicago and More

Buyer & Cellar is packing up and heading to the Windy City! Jonathan Tolins' zany one-man show, starring stage and screen favorite Michael Urie, will begin performances April 29, 2014 at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, IL. Directed by Stephen Brackett, Buyer & Cellar is scheduled to play a limited engagement through June 9. As previously announced, Urie will also ...

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Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Jordan & More to Honor Writers & Composers at Dramatists Guild's Fund Gala

Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Jordan & More to Honor Writers & Composers at Dramatists Guild's Fund Gala

With the help of theater icons like Stephen Sondheim and Bernadette Peters, the Dramatists Guild Fund will honor legendary playwrights, composers and lyricists who have impacted the American theater at their upcoming annual gala. The Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars celebration, hosted by Michael Urie, will be held at the Edison Ballroom New York on October 21.

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Come on Down! Buyer & Cellar's Michael Urie Welcomes Michael Arden & Nick Adams to Barbra’s Basement

Come on Down! Buyer & Cellar's Michael Urie Welcomes Michael Arden & Nick Adams to Barbra’s Basement

Michael Urie spends an awful lot of time alone in Barbra Streisand’s basement in Buyer & Cellar, so he was thrilled to welcome two of his pals, Broadway alums Michael Arden (TV's Anger Management) and Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), backstage at the Barrow Street Theatre. The duo came to catch Urie's one-man hijinks on August 18, then ...

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Happy Birthday, Michael Urie! Billy Porter, Vanessa Williams & More Honor the Buyer & Cellar Star

Happy Birthday, Michael Urie! Billy Porter, Vanessa Williams & More Honor the Buyer & Cellar Star
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In the one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie spends his nights alone in Barbra Streisand’s basement, but the stage and screen star was surrounded by friends on August 7 when he celebrated his birthday at Tony’s DiNapoli in Times Square. The family style Italian restaurant unveiled a portrait of Urie paying tribute to Babs in Buyer & Cellar, which ...

Watch Stars From Big Fish, Kinky Boots & Spider-Man Singin’ in the Rain at Broadway in Bryant Park

Watch Stars From Big Fish, Kinky Boots & Spider-Man Singin’ in the Rain at Broadway in Bryant Park

Devoted fans braved the rain at Broadway in Bryant Park on August 1! See performances from Kinky Boots and Spider-Man and preview songs from the forthcoming musical Big Fishstarring Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin.

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Bernadette Peters Is the Boss, Jake Gyllenhaal Puts Us in Agony & More Lessons of the Week

Bernadette Peters Is the Boss, Jake Gyllenhaal Puts Us in Agony & More Lessons of the Week

The curtain is coming down on another week on Broadway. Before we all head for the beach, let's give some cheers to our most educational headlines: This week we got inside scoop about Bernadette Peters' hypnotic power, why Nathan Lane should be throne shopping and how Jake Gyllenhaal broke our hearts. Read on to find out why we're give this ...

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Stage Stars Join Harvey Fierstein and Bernadette Peters to Get Down with the Dogs at Broadway Barks 2013

Stage Stars Join Harvey Fierstein and Bernadette Peters to Get Down with the Dogs at Broadway Barks 2013

From all over Broadway, stars joined in for the furry fun at the 15th annual Broadway Barks adoption event in Shubert Alley, hosted by Bernadette Peters and Harvey Fierstein. Go behind the scenes of this doggone good time with cast members galore!

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Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks

Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks
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Over the weekend, Broadway stars from all across the Great White Way popped over to Shubert Alley after their Saturday matinee to participate in the 15th annual dog and cat adoption event Broadway Barks!, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. The alley was packed with fans and animals in equal quantity, all of whom gathered for the popular ...

Take a Trip Down to Barbra Streisand’s Wacky Basement With Buyer & Cellar Star Michael Urie

Take a Trip Down to Barbra Streisand’s Wacky Basement With Buyer & Cellar Star Michael Urie

Stage and screen star Michael Urie sounds off on the hilarious and imaginative comedy Buyer & Cellar, Jonathan Tolins' one-man show about a struggling actor who takes a job working at the mall in Barbra Streisand’s basement.

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Michael Urie on Balancing Stage, Screen & Barbra Worship in Buyer & Cellar

Michael Urie on Balancing Stage, Screen & Barbra Worship in Buyer & Cellar

Solo performances are always a challenge, and in Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie takes on a triple task: In addition to playing an aspiring actor named Alex who goes to work in the (real!) mall of shops in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement, Urie argues with himself as Alex’s acerbic boyfriend and spars with himself as Streisand herself. Critics loved Jonathan ...

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Buyer & Cellar’s Michael Urie Toasted by Nick Jonas, Vanessa Williams and the Luckiest People in the World

Buyer & Cellar’s Michael Urie Toasted by Nick Jonas, Vanessa Williams and the Luckiest People in the World
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What a night for Michael Urie! On June 24, the talented actor opened his acclaimed one-man show Buyer & Cellar at the Barrow Street Theatre, where it bowed after finishing a sold-out premiere run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The solo comedy—about a struggling actor who works in the basement of megastar Barbra Streisand—was written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by ...

Tales From Barbra’s Basement! Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Off-Broadway

Tales From Barbra’s Basement! Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Off-Broadway

Buyer & Cellar, an outrageous one-man comedy starring Michael Urie, opens June 24 at off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre after a sold-out engagement at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. The production is written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett.

The one-man show tells the story of Alex More, a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself taking an odd job ...

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Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells & More Join Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters for 2013 Broadway Barks!

Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells & More Join Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters for 2013 Broadway Barks!

Broadway is going to the dogs on July 13! The 15th annual pet adoption event Broadway Barks! will take place in Shubert Alley, hosted by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. Sponsored by the ASPCA, proceeds from Broadway Barks! benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Broadway Barks! begins at 3:30 PM, with celebrity presentations of pets ...

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Simply Barbra! Take a Fabulous First Look at Michael Urie in the Streisand-Centric Solo Show Buyer & Cellar

Simply Barbra! Take a Fabulous First Look at Michael Urie in the Streisand-Centric Solo Show Buyer & Cellar
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Imagine spending your days as a "clerk" in the mall of shops Barbra Streisand built in the basement of her Malibu mansion. That's the premise of Buyer & Cellar, Jonathan Tolins' hilarious solo show starring Emmy nominee Michael Urie as Alex More, an aspiring actor who takes a job at Casa Streisand minding her collection of vintage dolls and movie ...

Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie’s One-Man Ode to Streisand, Begins Previews Off-Broadway

Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie’s One-Man Ode to Streisand, Begins Previews Off-Broadway

Michael Urie is back on the stage! The former Ugly Betty star begins the second engagement of his acclaimed one-man show Buyer & Cellar, written by Jonathan Tolins, on June 18. The Rattlestick Playwrights production opens officially at the Barrow Street Theatre on June 24.

The play, which earned Urie a 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, tells ...

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Tickets Now on Sale for Michael Urie's One-Man Comedy Buyer & Cellar

Tickets Now on Sale for Michael Urie's One-Man Comedy Buyer & Cellar

Tickets are now on sale for the Barrow Street Theatre engagement of Buyer & Cellar, starring Broadway alum Michael Urie, which premiered in April at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The comedy ends its extended run at Rattlestick on May 12, and following a brief hiatus, Buyer & Cellar will begin performances June 18 for a ten-week engagement at Barrow Street.

The Jonathan ...

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Rattlestick's Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Will Transfer to Barrow Street Theatre

Rattlestick's Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Will Transfer to Barrow Street Theatre

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announced that the world premiere of Buyer & Cellar, starring Broadway fave Michael Urie, will transfer to the Barrow Street Theatre this summer, according to The New York Times. The comedy will end its extended run at its current home on May 12. After a brief hiatus, Buyer & Cellar will begin performances June 18 at the ...

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Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin & More Stars to Take Part in the 2013 Easter Bonnet Competition

Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin & More Stars to Take Part in the 2013 Easter Bonnet Competition

A bevy of Broadway’s brightest stars are uniting at the 27th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition! Lucky Guy star Tom Hanks, The Nance headliner Nathan Lane, Kinky Boots composer Cyndi Lauper and book writer Harvey Fierstein (all Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees) and Pippin player Andrea Martin will participate in the previously announced 2013 competition ...

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