HELLO GORGEOUS: THE PLAY
BUYER AND CELLAR
Written by Jonathan Tolins
Starring Michael Urie
Sunday, February 23rd
Original Off-Broadway Production by Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen and Ted Snowdon
In the basement of a house on her Malibu estate, Barbra Streisand created a private fantasy world to display her accumulated tchotchkerai: 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 a one-man comedy for which he won a Drama Desk Award, Michael Urie takes audiences inside this fascinating wonderland of a woman who grew up in a tiny Brooklyn apartment with only one doll. Playing a down-on-his-luck actor who lands a job as the mall clerk, as well as his agent, boyfriend, Barbra, her husband and housekeeper, Urie creates a poignant friendship with a superstar still scarred by a troubled childhood.
World premiere produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
(David Van Asselt, Artistic Director; Brian Long, Managing Director)