About Buyer & Cellar


by Jonathan Tolins
Directed by Courtney O’Connor

Running Time: 100 minutes, no intermission

2015/16 Season sponsored by Stephen & Stephanie Wasser
Production sponsored by Joe Richard & René Morrissette











When you’re an out-of-work L.A. actor, what better job could you imagine than being the sole employee of the “Great Mall of Malibu” — Barbra Streisand’s treasure-filled basement!   The Lyric Stage loves to put the spotlight on Boston actors who have earned kudos here, so we’re thrilled to feature Phil Tayler* who you’ve enjoyed in City of Angels, Sweeney Todd, Stones in His Pockets, On the Town, Avenue Q, and more.  Buyer & Cellar is a  hilarious and surprisingly poignant tour-de-force for one actor who plays multiple characters including Oprah Winfrey, James Brolin, Bea Arthur, an imperious estate manager, and, of course, the divine Babs herself. 

The most talked about comedy of the season! Goes down as easily and tastily as lemon sorbet!” – NY Times

*member Actors' Equity Association



Ticket Prices
Day Center Section Side Section
Wed Mat $43 $31
Wed/Thur/Fri $59 $43
Sat/Sun $65 $49


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