Big names coming to Lied Center for Glenn Korff Broadway Series

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Big Broadway names are making their way to Lincoln and the Lied Center for Performing Arts as part of the 2019-20 Glenn Korff Broadway series.

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Those include national tours of The Phantom of the Opera, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,Bandstand, Blue Man Group, An American in Paris, Waitress, and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

“This stellar season celebrates the 150th anniversary of the University of Nebraska and rings in our 30th season at the Lied," said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center for Performing Arts. "The Phantom of the Opera kicks off next year’s Glenn Korff Broadway series, bringing the most popular Broadway show in history to Lincoln, and six of next year’s incredible Broadway productions make their debut Lied Center performance in 2019-2020.”

Broadway Season Ticket Packages start at $196 and are on sale starting at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

Broadway packages include the same seats to all five Broadway productions as well as the first opportunity to purchase tickets for two add-on productions (Blue Man Group and An American in Paris).

Tickets are available at the Lied Center website, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office.

The Phantom of the Opera
(Oct. 23 – Nov. 3)
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes to Lincoln as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, staging, choreography, and scenic and lighting designs and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
(Nov. 11-13, 2019)
Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow, and you’ve got Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Adapted from the cherished movie for the stage, White Christmas is a lavish new production that The New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

Bandstand
(Jan. 17-19, 2020)
Three-time Tony Award® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler’s inspiring new American musical Bandstand explodes with infectious big-band music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen.

Waitress
(Mar. 6-8, 2020)
Inspired by the beloved film, Waitress (music by Sara Bareilles) tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
(Apr. 23-25, 2020)
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is the GRAMMY® and Tony Award®-winning true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “You’ve Got A Friend,” Beautiful took home two 2014 Tony Awards® and the 2015 GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Theater Album. King made more than beautiful music. She wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Blue Man Group
(Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2020)
At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world, together we’ll discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn. By the end of this spectacular journey, you’ll be saying “I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT JUST HAPPENED BUT I LOOOVED IT.” Thirty-five million people of all ages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it’s your turn!

An American in Paris
(Feb. 8-9, 2020)
In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Winner of four Tony Awards® and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me” and “Stairway to Paradise.”

Broadway presentations are made possible in part with generous support by the Glenn Korff Broadway Endowment.