Buyer & Cellar

Hollywood Reporter: David Rooney’s Top 10 New York Theater Picks for 2013

Buyer & Cellar: Bette Midler showed that a single-character play could be full-bodied entertainment in John Logan’s ode to superagent Sue Mengers, I’ll Eat You Last. But for sheer originality in a solo work it was hard to beat Jonathan Tolins’ inspired riff on our chronic fascination with celebrity, showcasing a virtuoso comic performance by Michael Urie (pictured) as an out-of-work actor hired to toil in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement.

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New York Observer: 10 Shows to See Right Now

And, finally, for those who engage in a different kind of Jewish worship, there’s Buyer and Cellar (at the Barrow Street), quite possibly the funniest comedy of the year. A one-man show starring the exceedingly charming Michael Urie, it’s a fantasy and a farce, and also a smart consideration of the pressures of fame, perfection and being Barbra Streisand. Art, as it turns out, isn’t easy.

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