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Recent Lied Center News

AEG Live Announces John Mellencamp Extends Critically Acclaimed Plain Spoken Tour

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ASCAP Founders Award Recipient Announces Final Leg of National Tour Having Played Over 100 Sold-Out Shows To Date John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour has been called “a triumphant, career-spanning show” (Hollywood Reporter) and a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” (Boston Globe). The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer launched the tour in early 2015 to support his critically-acclaimed 22nd studio album ‘...

Lied Season Closes with “Whose Live Anyway?” April 29

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Ryan Stiles heads up a quick-witted group of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” cast members Greg Proops, Joel Murray and Jeff B. Davis who return to the Lied after a sell-out performance in 2013. Improv comedy’s biggest superstars will perform in “Whose Live Anyway?” at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are extremely limited. For the most up-to-date availability, call...

Moscow Festival Ballet to Perform “Romeo and Juliet” and “Carmen Suite” April 19

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Founded by legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet returns to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., presenting the passionate story of “Romeo and Juliet” alongside a fiery one-act setting of “Carmen Suite” on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale online at LiedCenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office. Tickets are...

Lied Center to Present “Annie” April 21 and 22

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The Lied Center for Performing Arts is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of “Annie,” now in its second smash year, will play April 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of “Annie” is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. Tickets are on...

Doc Severinsen Helps NJO Celebrate 40 Years at the Lied Center April 16

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“Heeere’s Johnny,” followed by a big band trumpet blast was the landmark of late night TV for decades. The “Johnny” was Carson and the bandleader was Doc Severinsen. On April 16 at 7:30 p.m., Doc will take the stage at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., with Nebraska Jazz Orchestra (as they celebrate their 40th anniversary) with swinging standards like “In a Sentimental Mood,” “Singing in the...

Original Broadway Cast Members Star in “FELA! The Concert” April 8

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Members of the original Broadway cast will perform in an exclusive concert version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Fela!” on April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Full of energy in constant motion, “Fela! The Concert” radiates joy and leaves audiences on their feet wanting more. The sensual, eclectic sounds and powerful lyrics of Fela Kuti, the founding father of Afrobeat,...

Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang to Perform “The Exonerated” April 7-10

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Under the artistic direction of Academy Award-winner Tim Robbins, “The Exonerated” chronicles the gut-wrenching true stories of six wrongfully convicted death row inmates. The riveting Off-Broadway hit, performed by top L.A. theater company The Actors’ Gang, is scheduled for five performances April 7-10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Johnny Carson Theater. Three evening performances are scheduled for April...

“Catherland” to Premiere at UNL’s Hardin Hall April 13

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Event is Free and Open to the Public Following the marked success of “Puddin’ and the Grumble,” a new family musical about childhood hunger in the Lincoln community, Nebraska playwright Becky Boesen and composer David von Kampen’s latest work, “Catherland,” is scheduled for an in-concert performance on April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Hardin Hall Auditorium, UNL East Campus, 3310 Holdrege Street. Free tickets can be...

Lied 2015-16 Piano Series Culminates with Garrick Ohlsson April 6

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Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself among classical music’s most elite pianists. He performs a remarkable program of Chopin, Beethoven and Schubert at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., capping off the Lied Center’s 2015-16 Piano Series on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale ...

Pablo Ziegler Quartet for New Tango to Perform at the Lied March 31

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A famed figure in Argentine New Tango, Pablo Ziegler has played some of the most important concert halls and festivals around the globe, meanwhile earning a Latin GRAMMY® for Best Tango Album. Experience the passion, excitement and fire of live tango at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box...