An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Lily Tomlin, one of the best-loved women in America, returns to NJPAC with a collection of her greatest hits in An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin - featuring the Emmy®- and Tony®-winning, Oscar-nominated star with a gallery of her beloved characters - for one night only at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. One of America's greatest and most enduring comedic talents, Lily Tomlin has triumphed in television, theater, motion pictures, animation and video, winning - over a 40-year career -- two Tonys, a Grammy, two Peabody Awards, six Emmys, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, an Oscar nomination, plus the Mark Twain Prize for American humor. Though she made her TV debut in 1966, it was when she joined the cast of Laugh-In in 1969 that she became a sensation with her characters that include: the irascible prune-faced telephone operator Ernestine; the precocious sandbox philosopher, six year-old Edith Ann, in an oversized rocking chair; aging beauty adviser, Madame Lupe; and the Tasteful Lady, imperious and upper-class, who never fails to puncture her own pretense. Her one-woman Broadway performance in Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligence Life in the Universe became a classic. She was made 18 films and was nominated for an Oscar for her debut in Robert Altman's Nashville. She will be seen next in Steve Martin's Pink Panther 2.

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