All American Girl" Margaret Cho -- whose six-week engagement at Off Broadway's Westbeth Theatre Center turned into an 11-week, sold-out stand -- is having an even busier 2000. Her show, I'm the One That I Want, stretched its 15-city national tour to 40 cities and will now run to June 2000. (The first stop, Sept. 24, was the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.) For a complete schedule, visit the web site www.margaretcho.net.
I'm The One That I Want was filmed in San Francisco, Nov. 13, and will be released as a movie mid-year. Not only that, the actress comedienne is penning her autobiography for Ballantine Books, to be published in fall 2001, according to the Tony Origlio press office.
San Francisco native Cho became prominent with TV's "All American Girl," which made her the first Asian-American with her own sitcom. However, the network constantly made her weight an issue and ended up canceling the program, sending her into a substance-fueled depression. Cho's solo deals with that whole period, as well as her relationship with her old fashioned mother, and the perception of Asians in media. Other appearances have included "Politically Incorrect," "Leno," "Letterman," "Rosie" and "Oprah."
Here are the remaining tour dates for I'm The One That I Want:
Jan. 19-22, Diamond Head Theater Honolulu, HI
Feb. 4 - 5, Berklee Performance Hall Boston, MA
Feb. 11-12, The Roxy Atlanta, GA
Feb. 19, Spreckels Theater San Diego, CA
Feb. 26, The Wiltern Theater Los Angeles, CA
March 4, The Majestic Theater Dallas, TX
March 11, Vogue Theater Vancouver, B.C.
March 15-17, Greer Garson Theater Santa Fe, NM
April 28, The Warner Theater Washington DC
April 29, The Mechanic Theater Baltimore, MD
May 5-6, Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
June 17, Town Hall NYC -- By David Lefkowitz
and Robert Simonson