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Carrie Fisher News

 
Date Of Birth:
October 21, 1956
Date Of Death:
December 27, 2016 (60)
Birth Place:
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Bio:
Carrie Fisher was a beloved cultural icon, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, a role which she most recently reprised in the record-breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015. Her autobiographical one-woman Broadway show, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 21, 1956
Date of Death: December 27, 2016 (60)

Birth Place: Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Bio:
Carrie Fisher was a beloved cultural icon, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, a role which she most recently reprised in the record-breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015. Her autobiographical one-woman Broadway show, ... (read complete bio)
BWW Interview: Jennifer Diamond of LET ME BE ME at The Green Room 42 on December 10th Photo BWW Interview: Jennifer Diamond of LET ME BE ME at The Green Room 42 on December 10th
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 2, 2021

As the spring of 2020 was preparing for its big debut, so were the Diamond ladies. Jennifer was preparing to premiere her show LET ME BE ME, and Leia Diamond was getting ready to debut... period. The daughter of Jennifer and her husband Rob was in Las Vegas, waiting to be born by way of a surrogate with whom the impending parents had spent months cultivating a relationship, working together to make the miracle of parenting a reality. When the global health crisis hit the shores of these United States, Diamond's show went the same direction of every other live entertainment opportunity - the back burner. Not so for Leia - she was going to have her inaugural bow, no matter what was happening in world affairs; pandemic or no, Baby Girl Diamond was on her way.

Eden Espinosa and David Burnham to Host A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS Photo Eden Espinosa and David Burnham to Host A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2021

Chris Isaacson Presents and Ronn Goswick have announced the 12th Annual A Broadway Christmas. Hosted by Broadway stars Eden Espinosa and David Burnham with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, there will be one performance only on Sunday, December 19, at 7:30pm, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Presents its 9th Annual Tribute To The Star Wars Holiday Specia Photo Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Presents its 9th Annual Tribute To The Star Wars Holiday Special
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2021

Handsome Brad and Cherry Pitz Present The 9th Annual Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Tribute to The Star Wars Holiday Special at The Slipper Room on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Kathryn Posin Adds Second Performance and New Work at the Gene Frankel Theater Photo Kathryn Posin Adds Second Performance and New Work at the Gene Frankel Theater
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2021

Added to the program will be the premiere of Posin's 'Postlude,' conceived when, according to Posin, 'the company gathered together to restage an earlier work, and late-stage pandemic ghosts came to haunt us in the Gene Frankel Theatre.'

BWW Review: MARCUS SIMEONE & SEAN HARKNESS: BLUE Is Beautifully Profound at Don't Tel Photo BWW Review: MARCUS SIMEONE & SEAN HARKNESS: BLUE Is Beautifully Profound at Don't Tell Mama
by Ricky Pope - Oct 2, 2021

Marcus Simeone is a singer of great range and much soul. He is fearless in going to very intimate, emotional places. He is also a born storyteller, creating vivid images with only a few words. Sean Harkness plays guitar like he made a deal with the devil. His fingers do things that should be impossible. He plays every inch of the instrument, not only the strings but the fingerboard, the frets, the bridge and he even uses the body of the guitar as percussion. The partnership between these two artists is so simpatico, it feels like one mind.

Kathryn Posin Receives Major Grant and Gives Free NoHo Performance Photo Kathryn Posin Receives Major Grant and Gives Free NoHo Performance
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021

Company member Daniel White will perform Touch Me by Gerald Arpino. Company members Claire Mazza and Alejandro Ulloa will present their duet Through You, and Posin will present an excerpt from her latest work Triple Sextet to Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet.  

HBO's SMALL TOWN NEWS KPVM PAHRUMP Debuts August 2nd Photo HBO's SMALL TOWN NEWS KPVM PAHRUMP Debuts August 2nd
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2021

With warmth and humor, the series celebrates the can-do spirit, community pride and political diversity among the station’s charismatic and often humorous employees.

Patti LuPone and Carrie Fisher to Receive Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022 Photo Patti LuPone and Carrie Fisher to Receive Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2021

The 2022 inductees for Hollywood's iconic Walk of Fame have been announced and among this year's star recipients are two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone and late pop culture icon and Broadway playwright, Carrie Fisher. 

Six Degrees Records Releases BELUSHI, Music From The Showtime Documentary Film Photo Six Degrees Records Releases BELUSHI, Music From The Showtime Documentary Film
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 25, 2021

The original score serves as Belushi‚Äôs loyal companion as he blazes through the alluring blues, funk, and rock stylings of the decadent ‚Äė70s. Adams, an Emmy-nominated and BMI Award-winning composer, deconstructs these recorded band elements at times, layering them in a distinctly cerebral and psychedelic stew.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Marilyn Michaels Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Marilyn Michaels
by Nicholas Adler - Apr 26, 2021

In this interview, I am lucky to uncover some new facts about the legendary funny lady, Marilyn Michaels.

New Album 'Postcards From The Edge' From Guy Blakeslee Out Today Photo New Album 'Postcards From The Edge' From Guy Blakeslee Out Today
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 5, 2021

Guy Blakeslee is a wandering soul who has spent the better part of his musical life on the road. Today, he shares his gorgeous and dramatic solo album Postcards From The Edge, out via his own Entrance Records & Tapes.

Justin Courtney Pierre Announces 'An Anthropologist On Mars' Photo Justin Courtney Pierre Announces 'An Anthropologist On Mars'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 21, 2021

After many failed attempts of trying to craft the perfect press release to announce the upcoming EP from Justin Courtney Pierre, there comes a time when one must admit defeat.

BWW Feature: A Tapestry Of Cabaret Photo BWW Feature: A Tapestry Of Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 14, 2021

Thirty-three years later, these are the shows that Stephen Mosher remembers most vividly, from his first time in a Manhattan nightclub to the last night, on March 12th, 20202

Guy Blakeslee Announces New Album, Out February 2021 Photo Guy Blakeslee Announces New Album, Out February 2021
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2020

Nearly two decades into a lifer's voyage of shapeshifting through shadowy realms of the American underground, Guy Blakeslee has announced his latest release. The gorgeous and dramatic Postcards From The Edge is out February 5, 2021 via his own Entrance Records. A wandering soul who has spent the better part of his musical life on the road, the album was recorded in New Orleans at the house studio of Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Hangar Theatre Company Presents Free Virtual Play DEAR HOPE Photo Hangar Theatre Company Presents Free Virtual Play DEAR HOPE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020

At 7:30 PM EST on Sunday, November 1, the Hangar Theatre Company will present a virtual stream of a new play, Dear Hope, by Joy Peskin, directed by Michael Barakiva. The performance is free, with registration required.

World of Wonder Announces RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Halloween Special Photo World of Wonder Announces RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Halloween Special
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 14, 2020

Stay inside this Halloween and join the Queens of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 as they sashay their way into your home for a very special Halloween eleganza!

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE EARLY YEARS 12-Disc Set Available Now Photo SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE EARLY YEARS 12-Disc Set Available Now
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 13, 2020

On October 11, 1975, Saturday Night Live, a topical comedy sketch show, made its debut on NBC.

VIDEO: On This Day, October 4- Carre Fisher's WISHFUL DRINKING Opens on Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, October 4- Carre Fisher's WISHFUL DRINKING Opens on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2020

Today we celebrate actor, author, and cultural icon Carrie Fisher, whose one woman show, Wishful Drinking, opened on Broadway on this day in 2009.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary BELUSHI Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary BELUSHI
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2020

The feature-length film examines the too-short life of the once-in-a-generation talent John Belushi, who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences.

TEDxBroadway Announces Virtual Event for November Photo TEDxBroadway Announces Virtual Event for November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2020

TEDxBroadway organizers announced today the 9th annual event will be held online this year. The date is set for the virtual event for Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm Eastern.

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