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LINCOLN, NEB. – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT, March 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM and March 30, 2013 at 2:00 and 7:30 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 start at $44 for adults and $22 for youth.

Based on the highly popular rock band Green Day’s album of the same name, this daring new musical tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. The compelling, emotionally charged musical features such smash hits as “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “American Idiot,” and “21 Guns.”

Winner of two Tony Awards®, AMERICAN IDIOT is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, AMERICAN IDIOT has given audiences the time of their lives night after night since its Broadway run at the St. James Theatre (March 2010 – April 2011) and its subsequent national tour, which launched December 2011 in Toronto.

Pre-show talks, scheduled one half hour before the performance, will be led by Becky Key Boesen, Brad Buffum and Dustin Hayes. The talks, free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

This Lied event is sponsored by the Nebraska Lottery. 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, 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.