Benjamin Scheuer's Coming-of-Age Musical The Lion Will Roar Off-Broadway

News   Benjamin Scheuer's Coming-of-Age Musical The Lion Will Roar Off-Broadway
The Lion, Benjamin Scheuer's autobiographical coming-of-age musical that played MTC Stage II at City Center this past summer, will play an Off-Broadway engagement at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in 2015.

Benjamin Scheuer
Benjamin Scheuer

The Lion begins previews Feb. 3, 2015, prior to an official opening Feb. 8. Performances will continue through March 29. Sean Daniels, who helmed the MTC production, will again direct.

Following its run at City Center, The Lion played the St. James Theatre in London.

Read critics' reviews of The Lion here.

The Lion is one of those rare and unforgettable shows that disarms you, enthralls you, and then never leaves you; experiencing the show as an unknowing audience member was one of my all-time greatest theatrical experiences,” producer Eva Price said in a statement. “Artists like Benjamin come along once or twice in a generation, so it is an honor to share this joyful new musical with New Yorkers looking to be inspired by this uplifting and extraordinary story.”

Read's interview about the show's evolution with Scheuer here.

Scheuer is a 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner. His work has been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2013 Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics); The St. James Theatre, London; The Jermyn Street Theatre, London; and Lincoln Center. He leads the band Escapist Papers.

Watch the animated music video for Scheuer's song "Cookie-Tin Banjo" here.

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