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Lily Tomlin begins her reign at MGM Grand tonight till November 18th


Lily Tomlin in the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand

Lily Tomlin, one of America’s most brilliant comediennes, will perform her unique brand of comedy in "Not Playing With A full Deck" at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand November 10-18 at 8 p.m. nightly. Throughout her extraordinary entertainment career, Tomlin has received numerous awards including six Emmy Awards for her ground-breaking TV specials, two Tony Awards for her hit Broadway shows “Appearing Nitely” and “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,” Jane Wagner’s critically acclaimed play, a Grammy Award for her comedy album, This is a Recording, two Peabody Awards for Edith Ann’s animated special “Just Say Noël” and the HBO documentary film “The Celluloid Closet.”  In 2003, Tomlin received the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Tomlin was catapulted to stardom on “Laugh-In” when America fell in love with her 

characterizations of Ernestine, the irascible telephone operator, and Edith Ann, the hilarious six-year-old in the big rocking chair.  Tomlin also played the boss on the popular CBS series “Murphy Brown”; is heard as the voice of Ms. Frizzle on the children’s animated series “The Magic School Bus”; appeared as Will’s boss on “Will & Grace”; President Bartlett’s assistant on the hit NBC series “The West Wing,” and most recently as a self-styled sleuth on “Desperate Housewives.”

 

Tomlin made her film debut in Robert Altman’s American classic “Nashville,” for which she received an Oscar nomination.  Tomlin did four other films with Altman including “Short Cuts” and Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” with Woody Harrelson and Meryl Streep.  Tomlin has also starred in such films as the mega hit “Nine To Five” with Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda, the sci-fi comedy “The Incredible Shrinking Woman,” “Big Business” with Bette Midler, “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Flirting With Disaster,” “The Kid” with Bruce Willis, “I Heart Huckabees” with Dustin Hoffman, “All of Me” with Steve Martin, and most recently “Pink Panther 2.”

Tickets are priced at $150 (limited number of Golden Circle tickets), $70 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes.  The Golden Circle tickets include a meet and greet and photo opportunity.  Also available is the highly coveted honorary membership to the “Not Playing with a Full Deck” VIP Club with special seating in the Joker section as well as other playful perks. 

Tickets are now on sale and will be available at any MGM Grand box office outlet.  To charge by phone, call (800) 929-1111 or (702) 891-7777.  Tickets also are available for purchase online at www.mgmgrand.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Hollywood Theatre Ticket Office is open from 3:00pm to 9:00pm daily.

The intimate 740-seat Hollywood Theatre is home to world class entertainment and internationally acclaimed shows nightly. With a dramatic entryway, vaulted ceiling and velvet curtains, plush red booths surround the 1,800 square foot stage providing excellent acoustics and views. The Hollywood Theatre attracts some of today's top performers including Tom Jones, David Copperfield and Howie Mandel.

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