Our guests are actor Michael Urie and playwright Jonathan Tolins of Buyer & Cellar, Tolins's new hit comedy at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, inspired by an unlikely subject, Barbra Streisand's lavish coffee table book, My Passion for Design. In this ingenious and original play, Urie gives a bravura solo performance as the out-of-work actor hired to maintain a private mall of shops Streisand has created for herself in the basement of her barn, containing her vast hoard of fabulous stuff. He spends his days waiting to serve the mall's only customer, Streisand, and then she arrives... Also on the program, we welcome the President of The New York Drama Critics' Circle, Adam Feldman of Time Out New York, and Backstage's Suzy Evans, for a "Broadway Update." As the theater season draws to a close with a "glut" of new openings (15 Tony-eligible shows in the month of April), they survey the terrain and point out the brightest and darkest spots on the horizon.
Episode #622 / Length: 26 minutes