Tom Robbins once told Tim Egan of the New York Times that one of the reasons he likes the Pacific Northwest is because "it lacks a celebrity culture." Well, maybe. But it turns out, we sure do love us some celebrity dish.
Seattle Rep just announced that Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking --which our reviewer Kevin Phinney said serves up celebrity obsession and public meltdown "by the metric ton"--is heading to Broadway. And not only that, Fisher's performance, which closes on Sunday, has given the Rep "its strongest sales since Lily Tomlin brought her one-woman show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, to the theatre in 2000."
Yeah, the most literate city in America may pretend it's too busy reading Tom Robbins to lap up the celebrity slop. But the ticket sales say otherwise!