Lied Center announces additions, changes to 2020-21 season

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Lied Center announces additions, changes to 2020-21 season

The Lied Center will offer a free screening of the film "STONO," presented by Step Afrika!, on Sept. 9.
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The Lied Center will offer a free screening of the film "STONO," presented by Step Afrika!, on Sept. 9.

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has added two live shows and a free film screening to its 2020-21 lineup.

In addition, several artists and productions scheduled to perform at the venue have postponed or canceled their tours amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Whenever possible, arrangements have been made to replace shows with a similar production or virtual experience.

Single-show tickets are available beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 1. Tickets can be purchased here, by calling 402-472-4747 or visiting the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St.

The following shows have been added to the schedule:

  • STONO,” presented by Step Afrika!, Sept. 9, 6:45 p.m. — This film, co-commissioned by the Lied Center, will make its world premiere Sept. 9. It marks the 281st anniversary of the Stono Rebellion, the largest insurrection of enslaved African-Americans in North America. The 30-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion. The event is free, but tickets are required.

  • NEWSical the Musical,” Sept. 26, 3 and 7:30 p.m. — This ever-changing off-Broadway hit lampoons politicians, current events, hot topics and celebrities, and includes among its producers Lincoln native Michael D’Angora. Ticket holders to either of the canceled performances of The Capitol Steps will automatically have their tickets honored at “NEWSical the Musical.”

  • The Reminders, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. — This husband-and-wife duo — consisting of Big Samir and Aja Black — seamlessly blends soulful roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. They entertain and uplift with world music-inspired hip-hop, reggae beats, razor-sharp rhymes and raw, gritty vocals. The Reminders have played concerts around the world, opening for Lauryn Hill and sharing the stage with Mos Def and Snoop Dogg.

The Lied Center will host "NEWSical the Musical" at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Ticket holders to either of the canceled performances of The Capitol Steps will automatically have their tickets honored at “NEWSical the Musical.”

The following shows have been postponed or replaced:

  • “Wisteria” by Kwame Dawes, originally scheduled for Sept. 24, has been postponed. A new date will be announced for spring 2021.

  • The Capitol Steps has canceled its current tour, including the Lied Center performances scheduled for Sept. 27. Ticket holders to either performance will automatically have their tickets honored at “NEWSical the Musical.” If an account credit or refund is preferred, contact the ticket office.

  • The ASCAP Grow a Show festival scheduled for fall 2021 has been postponed until fall 2022 (dates TBA). Because an event of this scope requires more than a year of planning and artists to travel from all over the country, the decision was made to postpone the workshop until more is known about travel restrictions and health advisories.

The following shows have been canceled:

  • Step Afrika! has canceled its current tour, including the Lied Center performance scheduled for Sept. 10.

  • Huntertones has canceled its current tour, including the Lied Center performance scheduled for Oct. 2.

  • “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” has canceled its current tour, including the Lied Center performance scheduled for March 9, 2021.

An announcement is expected next week regarding the 2020-21 Broadway season.

Patrons with tickets to a canceled event will have their accounts automatically credited with the value of tickets, which can be used for any other Lied Center event. Patrons with tickets to a postponed or replaced event will have their tickets automatically honored at the new date or event. Refunds are available by contacting the Lied Center ticket office.

For more information on the Lied’s new season, ticketing policy, and health and safety measures, click here.

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