The Tennessee Performing Arts Center will host a developmental production of Lisa Lampanelli starring in her new one-woman theatrical show, Fat Girl Interrupted in TPAC’s Andrew Johnson Theater for two nights only: Friday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 28 at tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.
Lampanelli stars in her new production, Fat Girl Interrupted, which she wrote with 700 Sundays writer Alan Zweibel. The show is helmed by Tony Award-winning director John Rando. In her first theatrical production, Lampanelli will reveal the woman behind the comic, and her struggle with food, men, and body image. In turns hilariously funny, surprisingly touching and totally relatable, it will show a side to Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean that few would guess exists.
Lampanelli has become a household name as a standout contestant on the fifth season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice and appeared in the David Chase-directed feature film, Not Fade Away. She currently is starring as a series regular on Bounty Hunters, CMT’s first-ever animated show. This Grammy-nominated equal opportunity offender is a regular on late-night television, the Comedy Central Roasts, and is a frequent guest and guest host on Howard Stern's Sirius satellite radio shows. Lisa also has appeared on EXTRA as a guest correspondent, is a frequent guest and co-host on TMZ, and has sold out theaters across the country, including NYC's Radio City Music Hall, the Chicago Theatre, and Carnegie Hall. Lampanelli joined the ranks of comedy greats with her 2009 HBO comedy special, Long Live the Queen, and that same year, released her autobiography, Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks. Lisa's greatest hits album, Equal Opportunity Offender, was released in April 2012.