The Temptations, comedian Lewis Black and multiple Broadway shows among Lied Center’s upcoming season

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The Motown hit-makers The Temptations and longtime standup comedian Lewis Black are among the headliners who will perform during the upcoming season at the Lied Center.

The Temptations, who gained famed in the 1960s and 1970s as a group of five vocalists who were part of the larger Detroit music scene that became popularly known as the Motown sound, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Lied Center on KU’s West Campus. While the Grammy-winning group has had many members over the years, founder Otis Williams continues to be part of the group that tours the country, according to the group’s website.

The comedian Black will be in Lawrence at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 as part of his “Goodbye Yeller Brick Road, The Final Tour.” Black, who often appears on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” brands himself as America’s crankiest comic.

The 2024-2025 Lied Center season also will feature Tony Award-winning productions, touring acts that previously performed on Broadway and a wide variety of musical performances. Other highlights of the upcoming season include:

• “Dear Evan Hansen,” a Tony and Grammy-winning musical: 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1.

• The bass, violin and cello trio of Edgar Meyer, Tessa Lark and Joshua Roman: 2 p.m. on Nov. 3.

• The a cappella group Straight No Chaser: 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13.

• Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland, featuring holiday music and circus artistry: 7 p.m. on Dec. 4.

• “Pretty Woman: The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10.

• “The Simon & Garfunkel Story”: 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16.

• Czech National Philharmonic Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17.

• “Fraggle Rock Live”: 7 p.m. on Feb. 20.

• The gospel music and blues vocalist Blind Boys of Alabama and Shemekia Copeland: 7:30 p.m. on April 4.

• The Broadway series “Hadestown”: 7:30 p.m. on April 14.

• “The Cher Show”: 7:30 p.m. on April 23.


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