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Recent Lied Center News

FREE “Broadway at the Lied” Concert to Take Place Sept. 10

09.04.15
Featuring the Music of Steven Lutvak, Composer and Co-Lyricist of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” On Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present a free concert featuring the music of composer Steven Lutvak, top Nebraska talent, and Broadway actress and legend Karen Morrow. The performance will take place on the Lied Center main stage and...

Cirque Zuma Zuma to Perform Two Free Shows for UNL Students Sept. 3-4

08.25.15
The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present African Cirque troupe and America’s Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma Sept. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for all UNL students and can be reserved through the Lied Center's Arts for All program via UNL Marketplace. Any remaining tickets can be picked up by UNL students on either performance night. A limited number of...

ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop Returns to the Lied September 9-11, 2015

08.25.15
Following the marked success of its first American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) event in 2013, the Lied Center proudly announces the return of the ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop Sept. 9-11, 2015. Typically held in New York and Los Angeles, the workshop seeks new musical theatre works with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions. After receiving...

Single Tickets for 15/16 Season on Sale Aug. 11

08.11.15
Single tickets for the Lied Center’s 15/16 season featuring a stellar lineup of some of the most celebrated artists in the world including Tony Bennett, Merle Haggard, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” Doc Severinson and the Russian National Orchestra are on sale as of Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at 12th and R Streets, by...

Lied Seeks Area Designers and Technicians for Puddin' and the Grumble

08.07.15
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is now accepting applications for members of the creative team for Puddin' and the Grumble by Becky Boesen and David von Kampen. This full-length family musical will open March 10th at the Lied Center and features exciting opportunities for creative professionals. Positions available include: Set Designer Technical Director Lighting Designer Sound Designer Costume Designer...

TONY® AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL “A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER” ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR FIRST NATIONAL TOUR

08.04.15
Producer Joey Parnes is pleased to announce that casting for the First National Tour of the Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, is complete. John Rapson will play the role of the eight D’Ysquith heirs and Kevin Massey will portray the role of Monty Navarro. The Gentleman’s Guide Tour will also feature Kristen Beth Williams (Sibella Hallward), Adrienne Eller (Phoebe D’Ysquith...

OPEN CALL FOR AUDITIONS: Lied Seeks Nine Children for Grow A Show Workshop Reading

07.16.15
The Lied Center seeks nine talented child singer/actors, ages 8-12 to perform in a staged reading of a brand new musical, “The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On,” one of two new musicals selected to be part of the Lied Center’s ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Workshop Sept. 9-11. Auditions are scheduled for Aug. 2. Based on the best-selling book by Albert Cullum, this avant-garde...

Tickets on Sale July 7 for Broadway’s 2014 Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

07.06.15
Single tickets for the 2014 Tony® Award-winner for Best Musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” will go on sale at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on July 7. Part of the 15/16 Glenn Korff Broadway Series, “Gentleman’s Guide” will perform a six show run, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1. Individual tickets go on sale July 7 at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 402-472-4747, at the box office at 12th and R...

CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT: Lied Center Casts Lincoln’s Rob McKercher in One-Man Show, “The Things They Carried”

06.26.15
Stage veteran and local theater professional Rob McKercher has been cast in the sole role of the Lied Center’s fall 2015 presentation of “The Things They Carried,” based on the best-selling book by Tim O’Brien about his Vietnam experience. The one-man powerful play, adapted for the stage by Jim Stowell, chronicles O’Brien’s personal journey from his innocent years in a small town in western Minnesota, to the...

Thespian Festival Brings Record Number to Lied Center for Week of High School Theatre

06.24.15
More than 3,700 delegates from across the country and beyond will gather at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as the Thespian Festival returns for another year in Lincoln. Delegates will take up residence on the UNL campus from June 22-27 for a week of non-stop theatre with workshops, performances, college interviews and auditions, and much more. “We are...