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Recent Lied Center News

Lied to Provide 3,000 Free Student Tickets to Broadway Musical “Once”

09.02.16 @
The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is providing 3,000 free tickets for UNL students to attend the Tony Award-winning musical “Once” for this year’s annual Big Red Lied Experience which aims to provide thousands of UNL students access to a free Lied Center performance. Tickets are available to UNL students on a first come, first served basis and can be reserved through the Lied...

Susan Werner to Join Sara Watkins in Lied Performance Nov. 30

09.02.16 @
Called “One of the most innovative songwriters working today” by the Chicago Tribune, folk singer/songwriter and Lied Center patron favorite Susan Werner will join multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkin’s Lied Center engagement on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. “Susan has long been a friend of the Lied Center and a favorite artist among our patrons,” said Bill Stephan, Lied Center executive director. “Watkins and Werner are...

Buddy Guy Moves Lied Center Performance to May 4

08.25.16 @
Six-time GRAMMY Award-winner Buddy Guy has rescheduled his performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts to May 4, 2017. A conflict arose when Guy was selected to headline the Experience Hendrix National Tour, celebrating the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. “Buddy Guy is in high demand world-wide,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director. “We are thrilled that Mr. Guy’s management was able to find an...

Single Tickets on Sale Now for Lied’s 16/17 Season

08.16.16 @
Single tickets for the Lied Center’s 16/17 season, which kicks off on Sept. 30 with a performance by Broadway superstar Idina Menzel, are on sale as of Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at 12th and R Streets, by phone at 402.472.4747, or on the web at LiedCenter.org. This season, the Glenn Korff Broadway Series includes “Once,” Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” “Into The...

Tickets to “An Evening with Idina Menzel” On Sale July 7

07.07.16 @
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...

Lied Center and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra to Present “Welcome Home Hannah Huston” Concerts Sept. 18

07.07.16 @
On Sept. 18, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Lied Center for Performing Arts and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra will co-present welcome home concerts for Nebraska native Hannah Huston, who recently won third place on NBC’s “The Voice” Season 10. Tickets cost $21 for adults and $11 for students, with a small section of prime seating available for $36. Huston will be available after each concert for a meet-and-greet...

Lied Center Announces 2016/2017 Season of World-Class Artists

05.12.16 @
Featuring Idina Menzel, “Matilda the Musical,” Twyla Tharp, Itzhak Perlman, Boston Pops and Buddy Guy The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln proudly announces another stellar season highlighting the greatest artists in the world in every art form, beginning Sept. 30 with Broadway, film and television superstar, Idina Menzel (tickets available early June). Tickets to all other...

“Matilda The Musical” to Make its Nebraska Premiere at the Lied Center

05.03.16 @
TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, “Matilda The Musical” is making its Nebraska premiere as part of the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Glenn Korff Broadway Series. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of “Matilda The Musical” will perform a six show run at the Lied Center May 31 – June 3, 2017. Tickets will be available as part of a season ticket subscription...

AEG Live Announces John Mellencamp Extends Critically Acclaimed Plain Spoken Tour

04.25.16 @
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

04.25.16 @
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...