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'Buyer & Cellar' is a pleasant, fond sendup of Streisand
'Buyer & Cellar' is a pleasant, fond sendup of Streisand

Jonathan Tolins' hit off-Broadway play, "Buyer & Cellar," comes with a couple of disclaimers before its star Michael Urie can conjure into existence the one and only Barbra Streisand. As Alex, the narrator and protagonist of this audience-tickling show that opened Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum, Urie establishes straightaway that this drama, set in the basement shopping mall of Streisand's palatial Malibu home, is "a work of fiction." None of this could "possibly have happened with a person as famous, talented and litigious as Barbra Streisand," he explains. What's more, he wants to make clear that this one-actor play, directed by Stephen...

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