The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

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The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a comedy that transcends time and space, warping through an eclectic assortment of wildly different characters including Trudy - a homeless hoarder with psychic abilities. According to Trudy, those psychic abilities come from her umbrella hat and are controlled by aliens from outer space who are - you guessed it! - searching for signs of intelligent life in the universe.

The Search For Signs... was made famous on stage and screen by Lily Tomlin in the mid-1980's and was later remounted by her and Jane Wagner on Broadway in 2000, that year winning the Tony for Best Revival of a Play.

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces 15th Anniversary Season; 'OUR TOWN/YOUR THEATRE' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Rubicon Theatre Artistic Directors KARYL LYNN BURNS and JAMES O'NEIL announced the company's 15th Anniversary Season at a preview event for subscribers, donors and media last earlier this month at the theatre's home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The event was hosted by Rubicon Board President DR. ROZ WARNER and Board of Advisors' Chair/Board Vice-President JEFF SMITH, with onstage appearances by several of the directors, writers and performers for the season. (more...)

HAWK AND WAYNE'S IT'S A LIVING! and More Set for American Stage Theatre's 'After Hours' Series, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company's 'After Hours' Series continue with four events, Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!, The Betty Fox Band, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and The Vagina Monologues in September. Details below! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Vet Lily Tomlin Visits CBS's THE TALK
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

Hollywood legend and Broadway vet Lily Tomlin appeared on CBS's THE TALK yesterday to dish on working with Reba McEntire on the upcoming new ABC series 'Malibu Country'. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

PAL JOEY Opens Rubicon Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season Tonight, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

Rubicon Theatre Artistic Directors KARYL LYNN BURNS and JAMES O'NEIL announced the company's 15th Anniversary Season at a preview event for subscribers, donors and media last earlier this month at the theatre's home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The event was hosted by Rubicon Board President DR. ROZ WARNER and Board of Advisors' Chair/Board Vice-President JEFF SMITH, with onstage appearances by several of the directors, writers and performers for the season. (more...)

MARIE ANTOINETTE, THE SPIRITUALIST & More Set for Stages Repertory Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Stages Repertory Theatre's 37th season epitomizes both the spirit of adventure and innovation that launched the theatre and the extraordinary growth and expertise it has achieved in the years since. Highlights include four musical productions-a joyous world premiere production, an infectious international hit, and an obscure classic Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical-as well as three spectacular solo shows, an enchanting, timely comedy, and a searing modern take on a classic drama. (more...)

Lily Tomlin Comes to Glenside Tonight, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, takes the stage at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside tonight, May 3. (more...)

Lily Tomlin to Perform at Mesa Arts Center, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2012

Mesa Arts Center will present an intimate evening with one of America's favorite actress-comediennes Lily Tomlin Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m. (more...)

NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH to Open at Northern Stage, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

A good farce is hard to find, but based on the overwhelming response to last year's Boeing-Boeing, Northern Stage searched for another laugh-out-loud, door-slamming, disguise-wearing, secret-hiding comedy. The result is No Sex Please, We're British, a raucous evening featuring top comic actors. At the helm of this controlled chaos is director Catherine Doherty, whose comic touch is unmatched. (more...)

Iconic Star LILY TOMLIN Date Change At Arsht Center
by Beau Higgins - Mar 21, 2012

A likely return to TV in a new comedy series has forced LILY TOMLIN to postpone her performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, which was originally scheduled for April 15, 2012, and will now take place on May 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. As a part in the Center's 2011-2012 Comedy Planet Series, LILY TOMLIN's performances are always filled with unforgettable laughter. (more...)

Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagenr Receive 345th star on Palm Springs Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

Lily Tomlin and her longtime partner, writer Jane Wagner, were honored with the 345th star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on Friday. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tucson - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Tucson (more...)

Iconic Star LILY TOMLIN Date Change At Arsht Center
by Beau Higgins - Mar 10, 2012

A likely return to TV in a new comedy series has forced LILY TOMLIN to postpone her performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, which was originally scheduled for April 15, 2012, and will now take place on May 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. As a part in the Center's 2011-2012 Comedy Planet Series, LILY TOMLIN's performances are always filled with unforgettable laughter. (more...)

Lily Tomlin Returns Segerstrom Center for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin brings the award-winning comedienne and one of the world's most beloved entertainers back to Segerstrom Center for the Arts tonight, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. Tomlin, who is currently one of the stars of ABC's new hit comedy Malibu Country with Reba McEntire, will share her celebrated talent for combining insightful and funny stand-up along with excerpts that feature some of her beloved classic characters. Immediately following her performance, she will open a brief Question & Answer period with the audience. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony-Winning Comedy Legend Lily Tomlin Celebrates Classic Characters for OC Show
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 22, 2013

Before stage and screen comedy legend Lily Tomlin takes the stage for 'An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin' at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 22, the two-time Tony Award winner spoke candidly with BroadwayWorld's Michael Lawrence Quintos about her influences, her work in the theater, and why she would probably never do a Broadway musical anytime soon. (more...)

Lily Tomlin Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin brings the award-winning comedienne and one of the world's most beloved entertainers back to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. Tomlin, who is currently one of the stars of ABC's new hit comedy Malibu Country with Reba McEntire, will share her celebrated talent for combining insightful and funny stand-up along with excerpts that feature some of her beloved classic characters. Immediately following her performance, she will open a brief Question & Answer period with the audience. (more...)

Lily Tomlin Marries Jane Wagner on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

According to Chicago Tribune columnist Liz Smith, Lily Tomlin and her partner of more than four decades, Jane Wagner, tied the knot on New Year's Eve. (more...)

FreeFall's Tandem Series Presents Jonelle Meyer THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a tour through the galaxy guided by a self-proclaimed crazy person, Trudy, who collects data about life on earth with the help of her 'space chums.' Trudy uses her umbrella hat (her own invention) to place herself in the minds and bodies of her hosts, transmitting snatches of their lives and then sharing them with the audience. (more...)

freeFall's Tandem Series to Continue with THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, 2/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a tour through the galaxy guided by a self-proclaimed crazy person, Trudy, who collects data about life on earth with the help of her 'space chums.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Lily Tomlin Comes to Houston, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Comedienne Lily Tomlin returns to Houston for one night only, Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Virginia Rep's TARTUFFE to Open 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Molie?re's clever comedy, Tartuffe, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, February 14 with a preview on Thursday, February 13. The show runs through March 9, 2014. This year marks the 350th anniversary of the first production of this world classic in 1664. Molie?re, often considered the first great playwright of the Enlightenment, used his growing play audience and Tartuffe to exploit the hypocrisy of the church leaders who at the time controlled 20% of the French economy. After debuting for King Louis XIV at Versailles, Tartuffe was banned for six years on the demand of the clergy. The story of Tartuffe, a religious hypocrite, who uses his connections to swindle his generous host, Orgon, out of his wealth, home and wife, has long been considered a comic masterpiece. This production of Tartuffe is part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Lily Tomlin Comes to Houston Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

Comedienne Lily Tomlin returns to Houston for one night only, tonight, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Arsht Center Presents Legendary Comic Star LILY TOMLIN
by Beau Higgins - Feb 8, 2012

Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winning actress and comedienne LILY TOMLIN will perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on April 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. As an exciting new addition to the Center's 2011-2012 Comedy Planet Series, LILY TOMLIN's performance is poised to be an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter. (more...)

freeFall's Tandem Series to Continue with THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, Now thru 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2013

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a tour through the galaxy guided by a self-proclaimed crazy person, Trudy, who collects data about life on earth with the help of her 'space chums.' (more...)

Lily Tomlin to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot MALIBU COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

As first reported on Deadline.com, Emmy and Tony award winning comedian Lily Tomlin is set to return to primetime TV, starring in ABC's upcoming TV pilot MALIBU COUNTRY opposite Reba McEntire. (more...)

Lily Tomlin to Perform at PlayhouseSquare's Ohio Theatre, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Comedienne Lily Tomlin either has the metabolism of a hummingbird or she never sleeps...it's the only plausible explanation of how she's been able to accomplish her uber-prolific number of entertainment credits! From Tomlin's TV to movies, comedy to drama, records to live stand-up, plus theater, writing and animated features...over-achiever Lily has conquered them all. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Lily Tomlin to Perform at Mesa Arts Center, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2012

Mesa Arts Center will present an intimate evening with one of America's favorite actress-comediennes Lily Tomlin Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m. (more...)

freeFall's Tandem Series to Continue with THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, 2/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a tour through the galaxy guided by a self-proclaimed crazy person, Trudy, who collects data about life on earth with the help of her 'space chums.' (more...)

MURPHY BROWN Turns 25 With Return to TV!
by Lauren Milberger - Dec 23, 2013

November 14th marked the 25th anniversary of the classic 1990s sitcom Murphy Brown, which aired on the CBS television network for a record ten seasons. To celebrate, the Starz Encore Channel will start airing all 247 episodes uncut for the first time since they originally aired. (more...)

Broadway Publicity Firm THE HARTMAN GROUP to Shut Down January 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

After beginning his career in 1993, longtime theatrical press agent MICHAEL HARTMAN, founder and CEO of one of the largest and most successful theatrical publicity firms in New York, will say goodbye to Broadway and close THE HARTMAN GROUP on Sunday, January 5, 2014, remaining fully operational until then. (more...)

Lily Tomlin to Host 2013 Women's Media Awards, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

The one and only Lily Tomlin will host The 2013 Women's Media Awards this year. Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, Co-Founders of the Women's Media Center, made the announcement. This celebration will be held on October 8th at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. Tables and tickets can be purchased now. (more...)

ANN Launches the Great American Women Talkback Series With Lily Tomlin, Eve Ensler and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress and 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Holland Taylor, is launching the Great American Women Talkback Series, which will feature post-show discussions hosted by Tony and Emmy Award winner Lily Tomlin, Tony award winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem, and award winning political humorist Kate Clinton. All talkbacks are complimentary with ticket purchase to ANN at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre (150 West 65th Street). ANN is directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, and has been extended through Today, September 1, 2013. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Co. to Present Tom Dugan's One-Man Show ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, 9/7-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, opens at Rubicon on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. and closes on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m., with low-priced previews starting Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays at Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. For tickets and information, go towww.rubicontheatre.org or call (805) 667-2900. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Dugan in Rubicon Theatre's ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Last month marked the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the decisive battles of the Civil War. The anniversaries of the Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and the sesquicentennial of Lincoln's Gettysburg address take place over the next few months. Rubicon Theatre Company commemorates these historic events with the presentation of ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, a compelling and dramatic portrait of one of U.S. history's most enigmatic figures. Scroll down for a first look at star Tom Dugan in action! (more...)

HAWK AND WAYNE'S IT'S A LIVING! and More Set for American Stage Theatre's 'After Hours' Series, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company's 'After Hours' Series continue with four events, Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!, The Betty Fox Band, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and The Vagina Monologues in September. Details below! (more...)

NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH Opens at Northern Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

A good farce is hard to find, but based on the overwhelming response to last year's Boeing-Boeing, Northern Stage searched for another laugh-out-loud, door-slamming, disguise-wearing, secret-hiding comedy. The result is No Sex Please, We're British, a raucous evening featuring top comic actors. At the helm of this controlled chaos is director Catherine Doherty, whose comic touch is unmatched. (more...)

At TAG's Workshop, Actors Pump Up Their Voices
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 29, 2013

An actor uses two important tools: the body and the voice. Oftentimes in acting workshops, the facilitator focuses more on physical activities than vocal exercises. However at Theater Actors Guild's (TAG) Actor's Voice Workshop, a different approach to developing the actor is brought about. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces 15th Anniversary Season; 'OUR TOWN/YOUR THEATRE' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Rubicon Theatre Artistic Directors KARYL LYNN BURNS and JAMES O'NEIL announced the company's 15th Anniversary Season at a preview event for subscribers, donors and media last earlier this month at the theatre's home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The event was hosted by Rubicon Board President DR. ROZ WARNER and Board of Advisors' Chair/Board Vice-President JEFF SMITH, with onstage appearances by several of the directors, writers and performers for the season. (more...)

Lily Tomlin Comes to McCarter Theatre Center Tomorrow, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

The one and only Lily Tomlin will be performing at McCarter Theatre Center in an evening of her most beloved characters tomorrow, Thursday, April 26 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lily Tomlin Talks Upcoming Pittsburgh Show and Career
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Throughout her extraordinary entertainment career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including: six Emmys; a Tony for her one woman Broadway show, Appearing Nitely; a second Tony as Best Actress, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics' Circle Award for her one woman performance in Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. (more...)

Northern Stage to Present NUNSENSE: THE MUSICAL, 5/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

Nunsense, directed by Catherine Doherty, runs live on stage at Northern Stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT, from May 1-19, 2013. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. (more...)

ANN Launches the Great American Women Talkback Series With Lily Tomlin, Eve Ensler and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress and 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Holland Taylor, is launching the Great American Women Talkback Series, which will feature post-show discussions hosted by Tony and Emmy Award winner Lily Tomlin, Tony award winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem, and award winning political humorist Kate Clinton. All talkbacks are complimentary with ticket purchase to ANN at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre (150 West 65th Street). ANN is directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, and has been extended through Sunday, September 1, 2013. (more...)

NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH to Open at Northern Stage, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

A good farce is hard to find, but based on the overwhelming response to last year's Boeing-Boeing, Northern Stage searched for another laugh-out-loud, door-slamming, disguise-wearing, secret-hiding comedy. The result is No Sex Please, We're British, a raucous evening featuring top comic actors. At the helm of this controlled chaos is director Catherine Doherty, whose comic touch is unmatched. (more...)

Lily Tomlin Comes to Glenside, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, will be taking the stage at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on Thursday, May 3. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory's 2014-15 Season to Include SUDS, HANDS ON A HARDBODY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Williams Street Repertory has announced their 2014/15 Season is on sale now. The young theatre company in-residence at Raue Center For The Arts is now in it's fourth year and their season is set to include 6 shows including 3 Chicago premieres. (more...)

The Arsht Center Presents Legendary Comic Star LILY TOMLIN Tonight, 4/15
by Beau Higgins - Apr 15, 2012

Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winning actress and comedienne LILY TOMLIN will perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County tonight, April 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. As an exciting new addition to the Center's 2011-2012 Comedy Planet Series, LILY TOMLIN's performance is poised to be an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lily Tomlin Talks Upcoming Pittsburgh Show and Career
by Amy Strycula - Apr 10, 2012

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Throughout her extraordinary entertainment career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including: six Emmys; a Tony for her one woman Broadway show, Appearing Nitely; a second Tony as Best Actress, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics' Circle Award for her one woman performance in Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. (more...)

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