Fisher's 'curse and cure'

Carrie Fisher

It's back to Broadway for the first time in 27 years for Carrie Fisher, who'll open her one-woman memoir-show, "Wishful Drinking," on Oct. 4 for a three-month limited engagement.

Given some of the tipsy contretemps in her yarn, which premiered at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2006, it's fitting that Fisher will be performing at Studio 54, the erstwhile den of disco iniquity that's now a Broadway house run by the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Reviewing the Los Angeles premiere, which was directed by Joshua Ravetch, Los Angeles Times critic Charles McNulty said, "You can call Fisher many things — an unflagging exhibitionist for starters — but she has a candor that makes her a most reliable witness to the far-fetched autobiography that is at once her curse and cure."