Performing Arts

A powerful representation of hidden modern economies defines London National Theatre’s streaming production of Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the Paramount.
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ARTS Pick: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo’s nonfiction masterpiece, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, hits the big screen in a live streamed National Theatre production directed by Rufus Norris. Peek behind the curtain of Mumbai’s luxury travel industry to discover the ambitions of a bevy of slum dwellers: From garbage-trading homemaker Zehrunisa to scholarly Manju to scheming thieves […]

Since the mid-’60s, Lily Tomlin has been dishing out the laughs through her character-based comedy sketches and stand-up routines. She brings her act to the Paramount on Friday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Lily Tomlin

With a career spanning more than four decades, Lily Tomlin has earned her legendary status in American comedy. After becoming a household name on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” in the early ’70s, Tomlin went on to starring roles in TV, film and theater. In 2003, the comedienne extraordinaire joined Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner and Bob […]