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  • December 4, 2015 - January 3, 2016


    by Jonathan Tolins

    Directed by Courtney O’Connor


    Watch the sneak peek video

    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


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Watch a sneak peek of what's onstage next: Buyer & Cellar opens Dec. 4!
A hilarious and fictional portrait of Barbara Streisand, as told by a fictional employee of the absolutely real mini-mall that Barbra keeps in her Malibu basement. Watch and share this sneak peek video!

Wall Street Journal reviews Saturday Night/Sunday Morning: it's a RAVE!
WSJ's Terry Teachout asserts: "I’ve seen three Lyric Stage shows this year, and all of them were this good. If you’re looking for a regional theater to fall for, go here." Read more.

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Celebrate the power of music, storytelling,and theatrical transformation with: Peter and the Starcatcher, Sondheim on Sondheim, Buyer & Cellar, and Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play. Click to read full descriptions and make the Lyric Stage your theatrical home!

2015-2016 Season