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THE LION ROARS AGAIN!
National Tour starts August 2015.
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"★★★★ AN IRRESISTIBLE WINNER!"- The Daily News

"THE BEST MUSICAL I'VE SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR!"- The Huffington Post

"THE AUDIENCE ROARS!"- The New Yorker

"ONLY THE HARDEST-HEARTED COULD RESIST."- The New York Times

ABOUT

The American Premiere of A New Musical
Written & Performed By Benjamin Scheuer
Directed by Sean Daniels

Off-Broadway – The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series

A true story of love, loss, family loyalty, and the redemptive power of music. Following an award-winning run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer (winner of the ASCAP Cole Porter Award for songwriting) shares his gripping coming-of-age tale. Directed by Sean Daniels, whose work has been seen at The Kennedy Center and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, THE LION is a candid, poignant, and charming new solo musical from a next-generation troubadour.

MEDIA

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"Cookie-tin Banjo" by Benjamin Scheuer & Escapist Papers

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

"Only The Hardest-Hearted Could Resist" THE LION!

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

A first look at THE LION

The Lion Rehearsal - Photo credit: Nilaya Sabnis

The Lion Rehearsal - Photo credit: Nilaya Sabnis

:30 Teaser for THE LION

The Lion Rehearsal - Photo credit: Nilaya Sabnis

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

The Lion Rehearsal - Photo credit: Nilaya Sabnis

The Lion - Benjamin Scheuer and Escapist Papers

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

The Lion Rehearsal - Photo credit: Nilaya Sabnis

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

The Lion Rehearsal - Photo credit: Nilaya Sabnis

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

The Lion Rehearsal - Photo credit: Nilaya Sabnis

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

BIOS

NEWS

Enjoyed the show enormously! Sucks you in with humor and tears.

@Joan_Rivers

You must get tickets to #TheLion at @NYCityCenter! Opening soon! Not to be missed! Ben Scheuer will break your heart #authenticvoice

@SEichhornYoung

You heard it here first. Your next theater crush will be Benjamin Scheuer. He wears suits, loves rhyme, and plays guitar. #TheLion

@PataphysicalSci

Just got a great preview of The Lion at @MTC_NYC! Can't wait to see this show!! #thelion

@LiamFennecken

@BenjaminScheuer Just stumbled across "The Lion." Charming and inspiring. Love. #thelion #manhattantheatreclub

@bentonstokes