Friday, April 28, 2006

Lily Tomlin on Tour in Maryland, New Jersey

From the Journal News:
"Comedian Lily Tomlin will perform her one-woman show, "An Evening of Classic Lily," at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J., tonight. You can also see Tomlin in the upcoming Robert Altman film "The Prairie Home Companion."
If you go ...

What: "An Evening of Classic Lily," a one-woman show by Lily Tomlin.
When: Tonight at 8 p.m.

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J.

Tickets: Prices range from $55 to $85. To purchase, call the box office at 201-227-1030. More information"

From the Baltimore Sun:
"When Lily Tomlin calls to promote her solo show, which she'll perform Saturday at a benefit for the Music Center at Strathmore, we can't help asking her about other urgent matters.

What's going to happen to her character of Debbie Fiderer as The West Wing wraps on May 14? What's this we hear about her singing act with Meryl Streep? And how is her search going for signs of intelligent life in the universe?

"With The West Wing ... I haven't seen a script beyond the one we're on now, so I don't know what the last episode will be," says Tomlin, who is calling from her family home in Nashville. "But I hope they do something that will take your breath away in terms of turning the country around, even if it's just [fiction]."

And what will happen to her character when the Bartlet administration becomes fake history?

"Ah, she could go on to do many things," says Tomlin, playing with the possibility of a post-West Wing life for the executive assistant to the president. "She could go to Vegas and become a dealer, or go back to alpaca farming. Before we knew the series was going to end, she was trying to convince ... Jimmy Smits' people, on the side, that they needed as many seasoned staff as they could get. ... But Debbie could hook up with anything. She's got a very impressive resume in terms of her executive assistantship."

Might she enter the corporate sector in a spinoff series?

"And revamp the business world? Oh, God. Maybe she could. But she has to use her power to do something enlightening. Why, that's a good idea."

It could be called simply Fiderer.

"I love it.""

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