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Loose Lips Sink Ships

George Heymont | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

The current controversy over journalists who are more concerned with having access to the people they interview (rather than proactively holding such ...

Buyer & Cellar at Seattle Rep; A 'What If' One-Man Treat That Keeps the Audience Laughing From Beginning To End

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 11.07.2016 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

Seattle Rep's newest production Buyer & Cellar is hilarious from the minute Scott Drummond walks on stage and breaks the fourth wall by talking directly to the audience until the poignant ending.

Odd Job: A Short Interview With Buyer & Cellar's Christopher J. Hanke

Danny Groner | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

It's hard to believe that Buyer & Cellar is actually a one-man show and a work of fiction. That's because Christopher J. Hanke, in the starring role, does so much more than show you the tale of someone hired to work in the mall in Barbra Streisand's basement.

Michael Urie: From Betty to Barbra

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

When ABC's hit show Ugly Betty wasn't renewed after four critically acclaimed seasons, actor Michael Urie, known to millions of fans as Marc St. James, returned to his roots in the theater. Today the 33-year-old graduate of Juilliard is starring in Buyer & Cellar, one of the most celebrated off-Broadway shows this year.

Party of One

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

The thought of seeing a one-person show always makes my heart sink a little. I feel as if I'll have to work for my pleasure instead of sitting back and surrendering to some grand, mindless entertainment. Still I go, and never expect what I often find.

The Present Is a Lot of Laughs -- Streisand, Midler & More

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Let me start with John Logan's I'll Eat You Last and why this column might as well have been titled, "Why Bette Midler Should Receive a Tony Nomination."

First Nighter: Bette Midler Divine in I'll Eat You Last, Cicely Tyson's Beautiful Bountiful, Tristan Sturrock's Mayday Mayday

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Tuning into the gossip the Divine Miss M spews jubilantly as another Divine Miss M is such fun it hardly matters that five minutes after the romp ends, much of the dirt dished with such five-alarm relish has completely faded in the cool night air.

First Nighter: Barbra Streisand, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Jack and Madeline Lee Gilford Get Theater Treatments

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Buyer & Cellar, a one-man intermissionless 90-minuter showcasing an extremely adroit Michael Urie, could easily be dismissed as a merely silly time-killer for La Streisand fans. Yet, in a larger sense, it inadvertently implies a reality about the American obsession with fame.