Thursday, September 24, 2009

Carrie Fisher Stars in Wishful Drinking on Broadway

I always had a "thing" for Carrie Fisher movies. From her debut starring with Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit film called Shampoo to her playing Meg Ryan's best friend in When Harry Met Sally.

Carrie Fisher is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She became known to generations of film lovers when she played the role of Princess Lea in the Star Wars trilogy, one of the best selling films of all time. She has appeared in many films as well as appeared in many episodes of Laverne and Shirley, Sex and The City, 30 Rock and Weeds. She is also the author of a best selling book based on her life called Postcards from the Edge whereby she discusses her battle with bipolar disorder and drug addiction, mental institutions, marriage (and divorce) to Paul Simon, what its like to have Elizabeth Taylor for a stepmother, having the father of her baby leave her for another man as well as experiencing a best friend die on her while sharing the same bed. That's an awful lot of drama for a human being to have to handle, wouldn't you say?

Ms. Fisher has just begun performances of her "one woman autobiographical" show on Broadway on September 22, 2009. The show is called Wishful Drinking and is a Roundabout Theatre Company production. It officially opens to critics reviews on October 4, 2009 and is a strictly limited engagement that will end on January 3, 2010. It will have a running time of just 2 hours with only one intermission.

In Wishful Drinking, we can expect to see Carrie Fisher explain what the "highs and lows" of being a Hollywood star were like. From being a youngster to enduring many of life's difficulties like suffering from depression, mental illness, having love affairs, problems with drug dependency and just about anything else she still might be able to remember.

I understand that Ms. Fisher will be sharing her life's stories with the audience in a similar fashion that she used in Postcards from the Edge. Postcards from the Edge was written with great wit, a keen sense of humor and great honesty.

It probably takes everything a person has to give to "lay it all out there" for everyone else to see. But my guess is that by doing so, Carrie Fisher has helped her get through some of life's serious times. Who knows how many thousands of people she can help by sharing pieces of her life with all of us. And I'm sure it will be done quite tastefully.

I am planning to see Wishful Drinking in the next two weeks at Studio 54 on Broadway, one of the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway homes. If you think you might be interested in seeing Carrie Fisher in her solo show, I would be pleased to offer you some advice on how to obtain discount tickets for performances through November 25, 2009. You might want to check out the below face value ticket deals my company Applause has been offering its customers. is an authorized ticket agency and is licensed by New York State (license #71AP1001029) to offer you tickets for Wishful Drinking or any of the Broadway Shows playing in New York City. I hope this information was helpful for you or someone you know.

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