Lied Center to bring The Temptations, Lewis Black, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to Lawrence in new season

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The Lied Center is preparing to bring renowned musicians, comedians, Broadway show tours and more to Lawrence in its new season.

The 2024-25 season kicks off this September, according to the Lied Center’s news release. Grammy Award-winners The Temptations, Lewis Black, Edgar Meyer, Blind Boys of Alabama and Sullivan Fortner in addition to national Broadway tours of the Tony Award-winning shows “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Hadestown” will be featured.

More scheduled shows will feature a cappella group Straight No Chaser; the Paul Taylor Dance Company; family-friendly performances like The Queen’s Cartoonists, Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland and “Fraggle Rock Live”; and many others. The Folk, Chamber Music and “Just Friends Jazz Series” shows will continue in the Lied Center Pavilion’s intimate setting.

Executive Director Derek Kwan expressed his ongoing gratitude for support of the Lied Center.

“As I reflect upon the last ten years, I always come back to one word – community,” Kwan said in the release. “We are so grateful to the entire community, and especially our Friends of the Lied, for supporting our organization for over three decades. It is truly an honor for the Lied Center to play a role in the lives of tens of thousands every season.”

Tickets for the 2024-25 season are now on sale to Friends of the Lied and KU students, only, by phone call — 785-864-2787 — and in person at the ticket office. Individual show tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 10, by phone, in person at the ticket office and online at

Visit to become a Friend of the Lied, a supporter who donates to the Lied Center and receives early access to ticket sales.

See the Lied Center’s news release for more information, including the full season lineup.

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Maya Hodison (she/her), equity reporter, can be reached at mhodison (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com. Read more of her work for the Times here. Check out her staff bio here.

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