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Buyer & Cellar
Buyer & Cellar, Greenwich House Theater, NYC Show Poster

Buyer & Cellar

Greenwich House Theater

1hr, 30mins (No Intermission)

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Barrett Foa stars in Jonathan Tolins' Hollywood comedy.

Theater Info

27 Barrow Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Jun 18, 2013
Jul 27, 2014

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What Is the Story of Buyer & Cellar?
Inspired by Barbra Streisand’s My Passion for Design, Buyer & Cellar is part truth, part fiction. The facts? Streisand has a shopping mall in the basement of her Malibu home, featuring a doll shop, an antique clothing store and a sweets shop, complete with a frozen yogurt machine, as detailed in her 2010 book. Playwright Jonathan Tolins takes the wackiness a step further as he imagines a man who is hired to work in the basement of the mall…with Babs as his only customer. The one-man show tells the story of Alex More, a struggling Los Angeles actor who takes a gig working in the basement mall, and develops an unlikely and hilarious friendship with Streisand.


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Tolins handles this subtext with such subtlety that we’re hardly aware of the chill that creeps into the basement of this fantasy world, and Urie gives such a nuanced reading of Alex’s devastating social blunder that it’s a big shock when the lights go out on Main Street.

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety

A reflection on all of us 'struggling to make a perfect little world to fit our life into,' it’s a seriously funny and remarkably sustained slice of absurdist whimsy on which both Barbra lovers and haters will be sold.

Review by David Rooney from The New York Times

Under Stephen Brackett's direction and with Urie’s wonderful balance of tart and sweet, the show’s 90 minutes, cleverly packed with Streisand lore, zip by.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from The New York Daily News


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Alex More
Barrett Foa


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Written by
Jonathan Tolins
Stephen Brackett
Set Designer
Andrew Boyce
Costume Designer
Jessica Pabst
Lighting Designer
Eric Southern
Sound Designer
Stowe Nelson
Projection Designer
Alex Basco Koch