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Recent Lied Center News

Eight-Time Tony Award-Winner “ONCE” Comes to the Lied Center Oct. 7-8

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“ONCE,” winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Lied Center for Performing Arts for a limited engagement from Oct. 7-8. Tickets are on sale online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard. Thousands of tickets have also...

Dance Star Gaby Diaz Joins Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound at Lied Oct. 12

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Witness the explosive choreography, dynamic rhythm, speed and physical strength of Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Kyle Robinson, one of the original co-creators of the show will be joined on stage by Gaby Diaz, the 2015 all around winner and fan favorite of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Wall is the 2015 Emmy Award-winning choreographer, known by his work...

Idina Menzel to Open Lied Season and GK Platinum Artist Series Sept. 30

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On Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Tony Award -winning icon Idina Menzel will open the Lied Center’s 2016-2017 season. Attendees will be among the first to see Menzel in concert following the release of her new album, “idina.” on Sept. 23. Menzel’s performance also serves as the inaugural GK Platinum Artist Series performance, named in honor of benefactor and UNL alumnus, Glenn Korff. Only a few tickets remain to this...

Lied Center to Present Sounds of China September 28

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Set to captivate Lied Center audience members Sept. 28, Sounds of China uniquely melds traditional Chinese music with western compositions in a performance few audiences are able to experience. Sounds of China will perform a single engagement on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Led by composer/artistic director Jiuyue Ma (Beijing Olympics Gala, Xinjiang International...

Lied Center Adds “An Evening with Paula Poundstone and Dick Cavett” to 16/17 Season

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The Lied Center for Performing Arts has added “An Evening with Paula Poundstone and Dick Cavett” to its 2016/2017 schedule of events. This performance will provide audience members with a rare opportunity to spend a hilarious evening with Nebraska’s own Dick Cavett joined by one of Comedy Central’s “100 greatest stand-ups” of all time, Paula Poundstone. Beyond the laughs, expect fascinating stories from Cavett’s...

Lied to Provide 3,000 Free Student Tickets to Broadway Musical “Once”

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The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is providing 3,000 free tickets for UNL students to attend the Tony Award-winning musical “Once” for this year’s annual Big Red Lied Experience which aims to provide thousands of UNL students access to a free Lied Center performance. Tickets are available to UNL students on a first come, first served basis and can be reserved through the Lied...

Susan Werner to Join Sara Watkins in Lied Performance Nov. 30

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Called “One of the most innovative songwriters working today” by the Chicago Tribune, folk singer/songwriter and Lied Center patron favorite Susan Werner will join multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkin’s Lied Center engagement on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. “Susan has long been a friend of the Lied Center and a favorite artist among our patrons,” said Bill Stephan, Lied Center executive director. “Watkins and Werner are...

Buddy Guy Moves Lied Center Performance to May 4

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Six-time GRAMMY Award-winner Buddy Guy has rescheduled his performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts to May 4, 2017. A conflict arose when Guy was selected to headline the Experience Hendrix National Tour, celebrating the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. “Buddy Guy is in high demand world-wide,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director. “We are thrilled that Mr. Guy’s management was able to find an...

Single Tickets on Sale Now for Lied’s 16/17 Season

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Single tickets for the Lied Center’s 16/17 season, which kicks off on Sept. 30 with a performance by Broadway superstar Idina Menzel, are on sale as of Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at 12th and R Streets, by phone at 402.472.4747, or on the web at LiedCenter.org. This season, the Glenn Korff Broadway Series includes “Once,” Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” “Into The...

Tickets to “An Evening with Idina Menzel” On Sale July 7

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Tickets to Tony-Award winning multi-platinum recording artist Idina Menzel’s performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts will go on sale Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. Menzel will perform one night only, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Tickets will be available online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office starting at 11 a.m. Menzel’s...