Michael Urie to take 'Buyer & Cellar' on tour

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 6:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Urie is finally getting out of the cellar — and hitting the road.

The former "Ugly Betty" star will kick off a mini North American tour with Jonathan Tolins' utterly charming and often wacky one-man show "Buyer & Cellar." He has stops lined up in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Toronto.

But New Yorkers have no fear: The show isn't closing its off-Broadway doors. Urie, whose run ends March 16, will be replaced starting March 18 by Broadway veteran Christopher J. Hanke at the play's home at the Barrow Street Theatre.

Hanke, like Urie, was raised in Texas. Says Urie: "I know the show will be in very good hands."

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