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Broadway, Baby!

posted by Megan Wygant on Thu, Apr 30, 2009
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It's official.

Carrie Fisher, Broadway baby, best-selling author, musical muse, comedienne, and many many other things (including, oh, yeah, a pop-culture icon for the past 30 years), is heading to Broadway with her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking. Given the wild Hollywood ride that the story details, I find it particularly appropriate that the show will be staged at Studio 54.

It's directed by our artistic director, Tony Taccone, and will be, in essence, the same show Berkeley audiences saw here last year. Of course, since then, the show has been on a six-city national tour, the script has been on the New York Times bestseller list, and I'm sure Carrie has enjoyed many more adventures, which I'm sure will make some appearance.

We filmed this short video with Carrie when she and Tony were working on the show here in Berkeley. I wasn't there, but what I do remember was the look on the graphics intern's face when he and the art director returned from the filming.

"Wow," he said. "Princess Leia."

Screw the swine flu. This October, I'm heading for NYC!

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