Lied Center presents 4th biennial ASCAP/Grow a Show and Broadway at the Lied
calendar icon04 Sep 2019
Lincoln, Neb.--“Broadway at the Lied” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts is a showcase of the best of Broadway, performed by some of Nebraska’s top talent, and joined onstage by professional Broadway composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie.
The cast of the show will feature award-winning University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni, students and Equity artists, accompanied by a professional music ensemble.
This free mainstage show at the Lied features the work of Broadway composer Scott Frankel and lyricist/librettist Michael Korie, and also showcasesTony Award®- and GRAMMY® winningsongs from the Lied’s amazing 2019-2020 Broadway Season, including titles like “Think of Me” (The Phantom of the Opera), “What Baking Can Do” (Waitress with music by Sara Bareilles) and “I Feel the Earth Move” (Beautiful-The Carole King Musical).
The Lied Center also has announced the return of the ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop Sept. 10-12, 2019. Held in only three locations: New York, Los Angeles and Lincoln, the workshop seeks stellar new musicals with a potential Broadway trajectory, to be performed in a staged reading format for a panel of industry experts. The 2019 expert panelists Scott Frankel (composer) and Michael Korie (lyricist, librettist) from Broadway's War Paint and Grey Gardens.
“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.”
After receiving more than 125 submissions from playwrights, lyricists, and composers nationwide, two new musicals have been selected to be performed and receive feedback from Broadway professionals during the workshop: MODERN by Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor, and REBELGENIUS by Matthew Puckett.
REBEL GENIUS by Matthew Puckett on Sept. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Physics and love collide in REBEL GENIUS as a young, and highly ambitious, Albert Einstein falls madly in love with Mileva Maric and risks everything he has to find the perfect Unified Field Theory. The new musical is an exploration into the heart and mind of a flawed icon and scientific genius. Max Planck, Mileva Maria, FDR and the Atomic Bomb all play a part in the journey and choices of a brilliant human being who is torn between a passionate love for the people in his life and a wild ambition to understand the universe.
Directed by Becky Boesen
Musical Direction by Liz Stinman
MODERN by Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor on Sept. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
MODERN follows a group of Amish teenagers on their Rumspringa (a period when Amish teens are given greater personal freedom, ending with the choice of baptism into the church or leaving the community). Our Amish group, and the non-Amish characters they encounter, cope with progress, tradition, faith and who they will become.
Directed by Alisa Belflower
Musical Direction by Andy Collopy
These readings are open to the public, providing the community with a rare glimpse into the evolution of a new musical. Tickets for the staged readings are FREE and general admission, but you must reserve a ticket:
Broadway at the Lied