Happening at the Lied Center

Happening at the Lied Center

Stay current on news and information surrounding the performing arts world. The Lied Center for Performing Arts is your source for performing artists, local and industry news and events. Check our news section often, as we continuously add relevant articles of interest.


The Lied Center’s 2023-2024 season will feature more than 30 events including top artists and ensembles from around the world in dance, classical music, jazz, musical theater, comedy, family, illusion, and more. 

Lied Center Executive Director Bill Stephan says, “Featuring exceptional evenings of music, theater, dance, comedy, illusion, and much more, the thrilling 2023-2024 season truly fulfils our promise of...


The New York Times says Brian Stokes Mitchell is “in a class by himself as a Broadway leading man,” the Washington Post calls him "the king of Broadway,” and the Los Angeles Times dubbed him “the American musical’s most charismatic leading man.” On Saturday, January 21, 2023 he's coming to the Lied Center... and his concert has just been added to...


High-energy acapella group ‘The Flyovers’ perform in Nebraska City, Fremont, and Pender

The Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Arts Across Nebraska tours bring the best in music, theater, and dance to communities across the state! This November, AAN is bringing the high-energy acapella group to Pender, Fremont, and Nebraska City.

The Flyovers are a modern a cappella quintet from Lincoln, Nebraska.  Consisting...


Highlights include Yo-Yo Ma, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Danny Elfman celebrating his collaborations with Tim Burton, the Lincoln premiere of Hamilton, and the return of The Book of Mormon

(LINCOLN, NE – May 18, 2022) The Lied Center’s 2022-2023 season will feature more than 30 events including top artists and ensembles from around the world in dance,...


Jazz in June is back for summer 2022, and the full season announcement is coming on May 13! 

This beloved summer music festival will take place in 2022 under the leadership of a new Coordinator, Lincoln native Mike Semrad.

Jazz in June Advisory Board Chair Bill Stephan said, “We are very pleased to have Mike join the Jazz in June...


In recognition of a year of innovation and excellence, the Lied Center is honored to have been recognized as "Outstanding Arts Organization" at the Lincoln Arts Council's 2021 Mayor's Arts Awards! 


Highlights include the Boston Pops, Manheim Steamroller Christmas, the St. Louis Symphony, Anna Deavere Smith, The Righteous Brothers, Pat Metheny, Stars of American Ballet, and more!

(LINCOLN, NE – June 27, 2021) Intermission is over at the Lied Center! In a return to full audiences enjoying the greatest artists in the world, the 2021-2022 season at the Lied will include...


The May 20, 2021 issue of USA Today featured the headline "Lied Center is Keeping the Arts Alive" in its "Money & Life" section. The accompanying article, which features interviews with Lied Center Executive Director Bill Stephan and artist Michael Londra, details how the Lied Center became one of just 3% of performing arts centers to remain open during the...


Nine Broadway shows plus a concert from one of Broadway’s biggest stars make up the Lied’s biggest Broadway season ever!

Broadway is back in Lincoln! After an 18-month hiatus caused by the pandemic, 2021-2022 will be the biggest Broadway season in Lied Center history. Nine exciting Broadway productions will thrill Lincoln audiences in the 2021-2022 Glenn Korff Broadway series at...


The February 24, 2021 edition of the New York Times featured an article titled "You're New Here, Aren't You? Digital Theater's Unexpected Upside." In it, reporter Michael Paulson looked at how arts organizations including New York's Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse, Steppenwolf Theater Company, and more have used streaming technology to stay connected to their audiences and find new...