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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Lied Center Seeks New Musicals for Third Biennial ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop

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Joining the ranks of Los Angeles and New York, Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Lied Center will once again host the third biennial ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop, Sept. 11-14, 2017. The workshop seeks new musical theatre works with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions. The Lied Center is currently accepting submissions from playwrights and composers across the country....

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Russian National Ballet Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty April 30

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The timeless fairy tale of the princess who awakens from a 100-year sleep by the grace of a prince’s kiss comes to life with music and movement when the Russian National Ballet Theatre reprises the story of Sleeping Beauty at 4 p.m. April 30 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The full-length ballet in three acts, choreographed by Marius Petipa and performed to the Tchaikovsky score, recreates a storybook...

LIED CENTER ANNOUNCES LANDMARK “FIREBIRD” COLLABORATION with American Ballet Theatre and St. Louis Symphony

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One of the world’s greatest dance companies, American Ballet Theatre (Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director), will unite with the seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musicians of the St. Louis Symphony in February 2018, at the University of Nebraska’s Lied Center for Performing Arts. The collaboration was announced this morning at New York City’s Lincoln Center and features a once-in-a-lifetime performance of Igor...

Itzhak Perlman performs at the Lied April 22

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Violin virtuoso and 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Itzhak Perlman showcases his superstar talent at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.  April 22.  He last performed at the Lied in March 2012. Perlman is recognized worldwide as the master of the violin, but he is revered almost as much for his charm and humanity as for his musical prowess. He has performed with every major orchestra and...

The Midtown Men return to rock the Lied on April 7

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Dig out your bell bottoms and relive the ’60s with a one-of-a-kind musical performance by original cast members of Broadway’s Jersey Boys at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. April 7, 2017. The group last performed at the Lied in October 2014. This dynamic foursome includes Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer and Travis Cloer, reprising the...

MOMIX to perform Opus Cactus at The Lied

04.03.17 @
With its signature illusionistic style, MOMIX brings to life the desert world of soaring cactuses, slithering lizards, snakes and frolicking insects in Opus Cactus at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at The Lied Center for Performing Arts. The company of dance-illusionists, under the direction of founder Moses Pendleton, presents a dynamic journey into the hidden landscape of the American Southwest with a sense of danger,...

Pianist Richard Goode to perform at the Lied Center

03.30.17 @
Classical pianist Richard Goode will showcase his virtuoso keyboard skills in a 3 p.m. performance April 2, 2017, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. He will perform pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. Goode is recognized worldwide as one of the foremost interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. He regularly performs with major orchestras and gives recitals across the globe in the world’s music...

Conductor Keith Lockhart returns to The Lied with the Boston Pops

03.24.17 @
Esteemed conductor Keith Lockhart returns to the Lied Center Sunday, March 26, 2017, to lead the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in an evening of George Gershwin tunes and memorable music from such movies as Schindler’s List and Star Wars. Lockhart, who has conducted the Boston Pops since 1995, made his Lied debut in 2013 with the BBC Concert Orchestra. The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., comprises Broadway...

TAIKOPROJECT brings dynamic drumming to the Lied

03.24.17 @
TAIKOPROJECT turns ancient Japanese drumming on its heels with a contemporary blend of taiko, music, storytelling and choreography bound to dazzle audiences during its Lied Center for Performing Arts 7:30 p.m. March 31, 2017, performance of “Interlocking Rhythms.” As LA Weekly puts it: “This ain’t your mama’s taiko, but it may be your hip, younger cousin’s.” TAIKOPROJECT, with guest collaborator Ryutaro...

Trinity Irish Dance Company High Steps Onto the Lied Stage

03.09.17 @
You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the passion, flair and precision of the Trinity Irish Dance Company. This enterprising troupe brings its fast-paced footwork to the Lied Center on March 17, 2017, with a 7:30 p.m. performance on the ultimate Irish holiday – St. Patrick’s Day. Founded in 1990 as a way to celebrate the pioneering work of Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard, this innovative company is...