Thursday, April 30, 2009

Carrie Fisher Coming To Broadway In Fall 2009

It was just announced that author,screenwriter,and film star Carrie Fisher will make her Broadway debut with her autobiographical play Wishful Drinking.I have been a fan of Ms. Fisher's since I first saw her over thirty years ago in Star Wars and I can't wait to see her live on stage in what I am sure will be an evening of laughter and heartache.The show which is being produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company,in association with Jonathan Reinis, Jamie Cesa, Eva Price & Berkeley Repertory Theatre,will begin previews on September 22 at Studio 54. Opening night is scheduled for October 4 and will run thru January 3, 2010.

According to the producing partners, "In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend, told with the same wry wit she poured into bestsellers like 'Postcards from the Edge.' The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the first 'Star Wars' trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie's life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover."

Wishful Drinking which first premiered in November 2006 at the Geffen Playhouse has also enjoyed successful runs at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre,Arena Stage,Huntington Theatre Company, and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Wishful Drinking will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Tickets are set to go on sale in July so don't wait too long as I expect Wishful Drinking to be one of next season's big hits.


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