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Recent Lied Center News

Riders in The Sky celebrate Roy Rogers at The Lied

03.09.17 @
Mosey on down to the Lied Center for Performing Arts on March 24, 2017, for an evening of laughs, yodels and “Happy Trails” memories, as Riders in The Sky present a Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys. The performance is at 7:30 p.m.  The quartet of America’s favorite singing cowboys was last at The Lied in October 2013. This time the foursome will showcase a 90-minute multimedia romp featuring audience-...

Ty Leslie to Headline Table Inspirations “Entertaining Southern Style”

03.08.17 @
Help raise funds for arts education by attending the Table Inspirations event at the Lied Center March 21-22, 2017, sponsored by the Friends of Lied. View 31 creatively decorated tables assembled by Nebraska interior designers and business owners.  The featured speaker for the event is Ty Leslie from Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Rex Cadwallader, a jazz pianist, composer and educator with strong Nebraska ties,...

‘MAMMA MIA!’ Brings Its Musical Magic Back to the Lied

03.01.17 @
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ “MAMMA MIA!,” the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Lied Center for four performances March 3-5. Evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. March 3 and 4, with 2 p.m. matinees March 4 and 5. “MAMMA MIA!” was last at the Lied Center in February 2012 for a sold-out run of performances. “This long-running musical is the ultimate feel-good Broadway show,” said Bill...

Lied to Present “Into the Woods” as Part of Glenn Korff Broadway Series

02.03.17 @
Venture back into the woods with the Tony Award®-winning musical classic mounted with boundless imagination by New York’s Fiasco Theater. Including dazzling songs like “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone,” this extraordinary musical explores the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true. The Lied Center will present two performances of “Into the Woods” as part of the Glenn Korff Broadway...

Paula Poundstone and Dick Cavett to Join Forces on Lied Stage

02.03.17 @
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to spend a hilarious evening with Nebraska’s own Dick Cavett joined by one of Comedy Central’s “100 greatest stand-ups” of all time, Paula Poundstone. Beyond the laughs, expect fascinating stories from Cavett’s many years as one of America’s most celebrated talk show hosts and commentary on today’s news. A single performance is scheduled for Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “An...

Mo Willem’s Elephant & Piggie to Star in Lied’s Annual FamFest

02.03.17 @
Get ready for a musical experience straight from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved and award-winning children’s books. Direct to Lincoln from the Kennedy Center, Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play” will serve as the highlight to the Lied Center’s annual FamFest celebration on Feb. 22. Tickets to a single performance at 7:00 p.m. are available at liedcenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center...

Gabriel Kahane to Play Two Concerts in Carson Theater

02.03.17 @
Composer/singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane’s classically-influenced folk pop musical stylings are as eclectic as the list of artists he’s collaborated with including Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright and Punch Brothers, to name a few. Discover why NPR says Kahane’s music “needs to be heard” and Rolling Stone qualifies his latest album as “one of the year’s very best” when Kahane performs in the Lied Center’s Johnny...

“Late Nite Catechism” Coming to Johnny Carson Theater

02.01.17 @
Spontaneous, clever and outrageously fun, expect a night of pure laughter when “Late Nite Catechism” makes its way to the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Ruling her classroom with razor-sharp wit, Sister teaches her students (the audience) everything she knows about sins and saints while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed. Seven performances of “Late Nite Catechism” are scheduled in the Lied...

Lucas Debargue Performance A Highlight of Lied Piano Series Feb. 7

01.31.17 @
French pianist Lucas Debargue quickly became the most talked about competitor at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition held last year in Moscow, garnering praise for his musical individuality and emotional expression. In his Nebraska debut, Debargue presents a program of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at LiedCenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the...

Shen Yun is Coming to Lincoln - Tickets On Sale Now

11.11.16 @
Experience the magic and splendor of Shen Yun 2017 for the first time at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at LiedCenter.org/ShenYun. Shen Yun is dedicated to reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired civilization by bringing its profound spirit to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery. Every dance movement and every musical note makes this a stunning visual...