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BUYER & CELLAR Celebrates 100th Performance Tonight, Friday, Sep 20

Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR Photo: Sandra Coudert



Friday, September 20 – The hit comedy Buyer & Cellar will play its 100th performance tonight at the Barrow Street Theatre, where it is currently playing an open-ended run and continues to break box office records.


The play’s producers recently announced that the play has recouped its initial investment in just nine weeks, becoming the fastest off-Broadway show to do so in recent history.

Buyer & Cellar star Michael Urie is set to perform the play in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum and in Chicago with Broadway in Chicago in 2014.  Discussions are currently underway for productions in other cities, including San Francisco, Toronto, and Dallas, among others.

The New York Times critics Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood recently raved about the play.  Brantley wrote that Buyer & Cellar is "the most talked about new comedy of the season."  “It goes down as easily and tastily as lemon sorbet, and the only pain in your stomach it creates is the kind that comes from laughing too hard.”  Isherwood--on WQXR Radio--called the hit comedy "very funny" and "a tour-de-force performance."

Following the play’s world premiere in April 2013 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the critics were unanimously wowed.  In addition to rave reviews, strong word-of-mouth, and box office records, the comedy has been featured and praised by numerous media outlets, including The New York TimesDaily NewsNew York PostThe New York ObserverLos Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, New York 1 News, WNBC-TV, and WCBS Radio.

Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, plays Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm at the Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, east of Seventh Avenue South.  Beginning on October 24 the performance schedule will be Monday through Wednesday and Friday through Sunday at 7:30pmSaturday and Sunday at 2:30pm.  There will be no performance on Tuesday, October 15.  Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk one block south on Seventh Avenue South to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F, and M at West 4th Street (walk west on West 4th Street, left on Barrow).  Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by phoning 212 868-4444 or by visiting  The Barrow Street Theatre box office opens daily at 1pm.  For more information about Buyer & Cellar, visit

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Andrew C. McGibbon



Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell