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Lied Center For Performing Arts

301 N. 12th Street ; 12th and R Street, Lincoln, NE, USA
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The Lied Center for Performing Arts, created by and for the people of Nebraska, opened in 1990. For 16 years beginning with the first event, Opera Omaha's production of Madama Butterfly, it has been our mission to present the finest performing artists on our stages. University of Nebraska President and University of Nebraska Foundation President D.B. "Woody" Varner joined with others whose passion for the arts and dreams of a worthy arts center resulted in years of awareness building and fundraising. Sheila Griffin, first Lied Project Director and E.N. "Jack" Thompson joined Woody in leading the effort toward success. A challenge grant from the Lied Foundation Trust was successfully matched with gifts from UNL alumni and friends. Matching gifts or grants from 71 corporations and a generous allocation from the Nebraska Unicameral completed the fundraising campaign prior to the beginning of construction in 1986. From the start, the Lied Center has been about serving the community and state by presenting national and international artists on our stages and developing and sustaining programs that reach out to all parts of Nebraska. Arts Across Nebraska, a major program combining statewide tours, extended residency and collaborations with communities outside Lincoln is the direct result of visionary thinking and the hard work of staff and community supporters. Today, the Friends of Lied, a statewide support organization, raises funds for programming, education, operations and shares the Lied's message in all parts of the state. The Lied Center, once a dream of a few dedicated citizens, has become a premiere performing arts center of the Midwest and nation. However, we remain, first and always, Nebraska's Home for the Performing Arts.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Nov 11, 2019 - Nov 13, 2019
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
The Phantom of the Opera
Oct 23, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Comedy
The Illusionists
Apr 20, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
The Color Purple
Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Musical Revival Drama
Jersey Boys
Feb 08, 2018 - Feb 10, 2018
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Matilda The Musical
May 31, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017
Music by Tim Minchin; Book by Dennis Kelly; Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Musical Original
Into the Woods
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 17, 2017
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Original Comedy
Million Dollar Quartet
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015
Musical Original
I Love Lucy
Mar 07, 2014 - Mar 09, 2014
Original Music Composer: Peitor Angell; Adapted for the Stage and with new material by Kim Flagg, Rick Sparks; Special Lyrics by Wayne Moore
Play Original Comedy
Peter Pan
Feb 12, 2013 - Feb 13, 2013
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Oct 19, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
South Pacific
Feb 23, 2010 - Feb 28, 2010
Musical Revival Drama
Ain't Misbehavin'
Apr 18, 2009 - Apr 18, 2009
Musical Revival Revue
All Shook Up
Mar 27, 2007 - Mar 29, 2007
Fueled by the Songs of Elvis Presley; Book by Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
Apr 22, 2005 - Apr 24, 2005
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Beauty & the Beast
May 28, 2002 - Jun 02, 2002
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Jan 23, 2001 - Jan 28, 2001
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Oct 26, 1999 - Oct 29, 1999
Musical Original
Musical Revival ComedyFarce
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Feb 13, 1998 - Feb 15, 1998
Musical Original Revue
Musical Original Drama
Angels in America
Jan 30, 1996 - Jan 31, 1996
Written by Tony Kushner
Play Original
Cats - Fourth National
May 18, 1995 - May 21, 1995
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Grand Hotel
Feb 20, 1992 - Feb 23, 1992
Musical Original Drama
Lend Me a Tenor
Feb 25, 1991 - Feb 27, 1991
Written by Ken Ludwig
Play Original Comedy Farce
Cats - Fourth National
Feb 05, 1991 - Feb 08, 1991
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Master Harold...and the boys
Feb 23, 1984 - Feb 23, 1984
Written by Athol Fugard
Play Original Drama