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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 performance launches the new GK Platinum Artist Series, made possible by a $1 million gift from the estate of Glenn Korff. Since 2013, Korff, a Nebraska native and UNL alumnus, has given an $8 million gift to the university for the Glenn Korff School of Music at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and a $4 million gift to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, establishing the Glenn Korff Broadway Endowment at the University of Nebraska Foundation to forever enhance the Lied Center’s Broadway programming.

Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Menzel’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash “Frozen,” in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, “Frozen Fever.” After Menzel’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winner “Rent,” and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in “Wicked.” Other notable projects include “Glee” and Disney’s “Enchanted.” She embarked on a worldwide tour in 2015 that included Asia, Europe, and North America. In addition to cast albums, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums “I Stand,” “Here” and “Still I Can’t Be Still.” Her first-ever Christmas album “Holiday Wishes,” released October 2014 on Warner Bros. Records, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart, broke into the top 10 on Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and received rave reviews. Menzel was most recently seen on Broadway as Elizabeth in the original production “If/Then,” for which she earned her third Tony nomination. Menzel also sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX, which set the record for the most-watched show in U.S. history.

Philanthropy is also important to Menzel, who co-founded the A BroaderWay Foundation in 2010. This organization is dedicated to offering girls from underserved communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. The emphasis is on building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities and striving for personal and social achievement. In 2014, Menzel was recognized as one of Variety Magazine’s Power of Women honorees for her work with the organization. For more information on A BroaderWay, visit http://www.abroaderway.org/.

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