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LINCOLN, NEB. – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents Broadway Today on Friday, January 18, 2013 at PM. Tickets may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office located at 12th and Q Street in downtown Lincoln, by phone at 402.472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org. Ticket prices are $35 for adults and $17.50 for youth.

This concert features some of Broadway‘s brightest stars singing songs from Book of Mormon, Wicked, The Lion King, South Pacific and many more smash hits.

David Burnham played Fiyero in the Broadway production of "Wicked," was a member of the original Broadway cast of the 6-time Tony® Award winning musical "The Light In The Piazza", performing on both the " Tony® Awards" and the PBS telecast "Live From Lincoln Center". David was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious "Helen Hayes Award" for best actor as well as the 2007 best actor "Garland Award" for his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the national tour of "The Light In The Piazza".

Jason Graae has starred on and off-Broadway in "A Grand Night For Singing", "Falsettos", "Stardust", ""Forever Plaid", "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Drama Desk Nomination- Best Actor in a Musical)" and many more.

Jessica Hendy’s Broadway credits include CATS in the role of “Grizabella”, AIDA and AMOUR. . She toured The United States and Canada in, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and CATS.

Christina Saffran Ahsford’s career is extensive, starring in Singin’ in the Rain, A Chorus Line and The Music Man. Audiences throughout the world have been thrilled by her leading performances in My Fair Lady, Showboat, South Pacific, Phantom, ...the list goes on. She has provided animated voices for Disney’s Aladdin, Mulan, Magic Flute, 102 Dalmatians, A Bug’s Life and many others.

A pre-show talk scheduled one half hour before the performance will be led by William Grange. The talk, free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

The Lied Center’s 23rd Season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, which has been established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information visit LiedCenter.org.