Bill Cosby highlights UCA Public Appearances lineup for 2013-14

Bill Cosby is coming to the University of Central Arkansas this fall.

The famous comedian highlights the 16 events scheduled for the 2013-2014 UCA Public Appearances season.

"I can't believe that, after 25 years in the business, I have finally managed to book Bill Cosby, and now I am retiring and won't be hanging out backstage with him," said Jerry Biebesheimer, who will retire as director of UCA Public Appearances in May. "But I will be in the audience."

The season includes:

Cirque Dreams ROCKS, Broadway Series, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Bill Cosby: "50 Years of Making You Laugh, Smile, and Feel Good", Night Out Series, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Lightwire Theater presents: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise & The Hare, family show, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.

Paul Taylor Dance Company, Night Out Series, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Grits & Glamour: Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, Pops Series, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Audra McDonald, Night Out Series, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Straight No Chaser, Pops Series, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

The Addams Family Musical, Broadway Series, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Lisa Ling, UCA Distinguished Lecture, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Wild & Swingin' Holiday, Pops Series, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Broadway on Ice, Broadway Series, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn Piano Competition with the Conway Symphony Orchestra, Night Out Series, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, UCA Distinguished Lecture, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

From Haifa Israel, The Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Night Out Series, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Charity, Broadway Series, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Béla Fleck & Chick Corea, Pops Series, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Current season ticket holders can renew their subscription beginning May 8. The general public can purchase subscriptions beginning July 8 and single tickets will go on sale beginning August 12. Anyone who has purchased a series subscription may purchase individual tickets during subscriber courtesy week August 5-9.

To purchase a subscription package, call (501) 450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning July 8. Individual tickets may be purchased online by clicking here or by calling (501) 450-3265 beginning August 12.