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  • Michael Urie is Barbra Streisand in ‘Buyer & Cellar’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 23, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    “I’ve always found Barbra Streisand a fun character because she’s a combination of a megastar and my [Jewish] mother,” said playwright Jonathan Tolins, whose play “Buyer & Cellar,” now at the Mark Taper Forum, spotlights Babs’ relationship with an admiring employee. “I feel like...

  • Theater: Tolins draws on his own mentorship ‘Secrets’

    By Nick Street

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "Everything I write is a question of identity," Jonathan Tolins says over tea after a yoga class in Sherman Oaks. "What choices do you have? What roles do you take on?"

    Those concerns are readily apparent in a body of stage- and screenwriting that has touched on the Jewish family and...

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