Lied’s Broadway series features ‘Les Misérables,’ ‘The Band’s Visit'

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Lied’s Broadway series features ‘Les Misérables,’ ‘The Band’s Visit’

The epic musical "Les Misérables" will be at the Lied Center from April 13-18, 2021.
Matthew Murphy
The epic musical "Les Misérables" will be at the Lied Center from April 13-18, 2021.

National tours of “Les Misérables,” “The Band’s Visit,” “Come from Away,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Chicago,” “Madagascar” and STOMP are coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts as part of the 2020-21 Glenn Korff Broadway Series.

“Lied Center Broadway audiences continue to expand, and we are excited to share this announcement,” said Bill Stephan, executive director and chief artistic officer of the Lied. “Next season, ‘Les Misérables’ makes its first return to the Lied Center since 2002 in a breathtaking new production, and we’re thrilled to host the Nebraska premiere of ‘The Band’s Visit,’ which won 10 Tony Awards in 2018, including best musical. The 2020-21 Broadway series represents one of Lincoln’s biggest Broadway lineups ever, with next season’s productions earning a combined 25 Tony Awards.”

Broadway season-ticket packages start at $196 and are on sale starting at 11 a.m. March 2. The packages include the same seats to all five Broadway productions, as well as the first opportunity to purchase tickets for two add-on productions — STOMP and “Madagascar the Musical.”

Tickets are available online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. University of Nebraska–Lincoln students can purchase tickets at a 50% discount with a valid NCard.

The Lied Center’s entire 2020-21 season will be announced in May.

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

The 2020-21 Glenn Korff Broadway Series:

  • “The Band’s Visit,” Oct. 21-25 — This critically acclaimed musical won 10 Tony Awards, including best musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. It also won a Grammy Award for best musical theater album. With a moving score performed by talented onstage musicians, “The Band’s Visit” rejoices in the way music makes us laugh and cry and ultimately brings us together.

"The Band's Visit"
Evan Zimmerman
"The Band's Visit"

  • “Chicago,” Nov. 13-15 — This smash-hit musical has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations and is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. “Chicago” offers a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; show-stopping songs; and astonishing dancing.

  • “Come from Away,” Jan. 19-23, 2021 — This New York Times Critics’ Pick tells the true story of 7,000 passengers stranded after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

  • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” March 25-27, 2021 — Roald Dahl’s tale is now Lincoln’s golden ticket. It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.” The musical features Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more.

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Courtesy photo
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

  • “Les Misérables,” April 13-18, 2021 — Cameron Mackintosh presents a new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “Les Misérables” tells an enthralling story of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Featuring beloved songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “Do You Hear the People Sing,” it has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, “Les Misérables” has been seen by more than 120 million people in 52 countries and 22 languages.

  • STOMP, Feb. 20-21, 2021 — STOMP is an explosive, provocative and unique show for all ages. The return of the percussive hit brings new surprises, with some sections of the show updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props such as tractor-tire inner tubes and paint cans.

  • “Madagascar the Musical,” Feb. 25-26, 2021 — Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. The friends escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar in this new musical from Dreamworks.

"Madagascar the Musical"
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"Madagascar the Musical"

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