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   from the issue of August 17, 2006

Lied Center season features eight Broadway performances

Event tickets for the Lied Center for Performing Arts' 2006-2007 season are available for purchase.

The Lied offers eight Broadway shows this season, opening with the rock musical "Rent," Oct. 17-18. Other Broadway shows include: "I Can't Stop Loving You," a tribute to the music of Ray Charles; "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber; "STOMP," the percussion extravaganza; Mel Brooks' "The Producers"; the compelling tale and music of "Man of La Mancha"; "All Shook Up," the story of a young roustabout who shakes up a sleepy town with the music of Elvis Presley; and Elton John and Tim Rice's "AIDA."

Additional scheduled performers include comedian George Carlin, actress/comedienne Lily Tomlin, and Nebraska's own Pat Hazell as a comedian in "The Good Humor Men."

The season opens Sept. 8 with John Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, presenting a Thompson Forum Lecture. Other September events include: Sept. 20, Azar Nafisi (Thompson Forum Lecture); Sept. 21, Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway, flutes; Sept. 22, George Carlin; Sept. 26, UNL Brass Quintet (Free at 6); and Sept. 29, Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Both individual event and season (four or more events) are available. For additional show information or to purchase tickets, go online to, call 472-4747 or visit the Lied Center ticket office.



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