A Wishful toast to Fisher’s Drinking

Dec 08

A <i>Wishful</i> toast to Fisher’s <i>Drinking</i>

The force is strong with this one. Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, her one-woman stage autobiography, continues its wild ride. The Bay Area saw the show twice at Berkeley Repertory Theatre before it landed on Broadway. The book with the same name was a New York Times bestseller. And now Wishful Drinking is an HBO documentary. The show has its broadcast debut at 9pm Sunday, Dec. 12 and repeats through Dec. 28 (on HBO) and Dec. 29 (on HBO 2).

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Carrie Fisher strikes back, `Spelling Bee’ extends

May 21

We already knew that Carrie Fisher’s autobiographical solo show, Wishful Drinking, was headed to Broadway. What we didn’t know was that Fisher will be Drinking at Berkeley Repertory Theatre before heading for New York. Wishful Drinking, a humorous re-telling of Fisher’s celebrity upbringing as the spawn of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher as well...

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Come on I wanna Leia: Fisher lands on Broadway

Apr 30

Another week, another Berkeley Repertory Theatre show going to Broadway. Carrie Fisher’s autobiographical solo show Wishful Drinking, directed by Berkeley Rep artistic director Tony Taccone, will open in October at — where else? — Studio 54, where it runs through Jan. 3. The show is produced by Roundabout Theatre Company in association with...

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Box-office boom

May 28

Some good news from box offices both national and local today. First the local. According to Berkeley Repertory Theatre, coming to the end of its 40th anniversary season, Nilaja Sun’s No Child… broke the box office record for single-day sales last Saturday (May 24). The previous record was set a couple of months ago by Carrie Fisher’s Wishful...

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Carrie Fisher hits the road

Apr 24

The force is most certainly with her. Carrie Fisher, fresh from her hit Berkeley Repertory Theatre show Wishful Drinking, a one-woman autobiographical play, is taking the show on the road. And no wonder: in 9 1/2 weeks, the show took in $1.3 million. Producer Jonathan Reinis is sending Wishful across the country. The first stop isn’t so far away, just down...

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Carrie Fisher is funny

Mar 07

Want proof? Watch this ad for her show Wishful Drinking at Berkeley Repertory...

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