The Lied Center for Performing Arts will present a free concert featuring Broadway hits performed by some of Nebraska’s top talent, joined onstage by Broadway composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.
“Broadway at the Lied,” which is free and open to the public, will take place on the Lied Center’s main stage. Tickets can be obtained at the Lied box office at 301 N. 12th St., by phone at 402-472-4747 or here.
The cast will feature award-winning University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni, Husker students and equity artists, accompanied by a professional music ensemble.
The show will include works by Frankel and Korie, along with Tony- and Grammy-winning songs from the Lied’s 2019-20 Broadway season, including “Think of Me” (“The Phantom of the Opera”), “What Baking Can Do” (“Waitress”) and “I Feel the Earth Move” (“Beautiful — The Carole King Musical”).
“Broadway at the Lied” will highlight the venue’s fourth biennial ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop, Sept. 10-12. The workshop seeks new musical-theater works with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions and puts them in front of a live audience and a panel of Broadway industry experts.
“We are thrilled to have some of Broadway’s most-respected experts at the Lied Center in September,” said Bill Stephan, Lied Center executive director. “It is exciting to watch workshop participants grow and flourish on their path to Broadway. Partnering with ASCAP for these biennial workshops is completely aligned with our mission, and the Lied is proud to be a part of it.”
“Broadway at the Lied” will illuminate the success story of Frankel, a former Yale student who became a Tony-nominated composer. Frankel and Korie will share how they became collaborators and perform songs from “Doll,” “Meet Mr. Future,” “Finding Neverland,” “War Paint,” “Grey Gardens,” “Happiness” and “Far from Heaven.”