I had tickets to see Buyer and Cellar starring Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie earlier this month, but work intervened and I missed the performance.
The Barrow Theatre allows make ups, so I went today…but it turns out Urie left the show 10 days ago. That might have been a bummer except…
Christopher J. Hanke is the new lead.
I first saw Hanke in a supporting role in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Even as the lead rotated between Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas, Hanke’s strong physical comedy differentiated him from the ensemble.
Buyer and Cellar is essentially a monologue, and Hanke owns the stage from start to finish. His characterizations of
Barbra Streisand are spot on, as are his choices for when to involve the audience (and when to ignore their rudeness).
I am so happy life delayed my attendance!