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Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking to Play Broadway's Studio 54 Beginning September 22

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Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking
(© Michael Lamont)
Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking
(© Michael Lamont)
The Roundabout Theatre Company will present the Broadway premiere of Carrie Fisher's solo show, Wishful Drinking at Studio 54, September 22-January 3, with an opening set for October 4. Tony Taccone will direct.

In this autobiographically-based piece, Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend -- the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who became a cultural icon when she starred as "Princess Leia" in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. The show premiered in November 2006 at the Geffen Playhouse and has since played Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, and Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Alexander V. Nichols will provide scenic, lighting and projection design.

As previously announced, Roundabout Theatre Company's 2009-2010 season will also include Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie, starring Sienna Miller, directed by Mark Brokaw; Michael Stewart, Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's Bye Bye Birdie, starring John Stamos, Gina Gershon & Bill Irwin, directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom; Mark Saltzman, Irving Berlin & Scott Joplin's The Tin Pan Alley Rag, directed by Stafford Arima; and Noël Coward's Present Laughter starring Victor Garber, directed by Nicholas Martin.

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