Benjamin Scheuer’s Acclaimed Musical “The Lion” to Launch National Tour
Rick Miramontez / Molly Barnett/ Michael Jorgensen / Patrick Lazour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
ACCLAIMED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MUSICAL
“ T H E L I O N ”
TO LAUNCH NATIONAL TOUR
CONTINUING AT THE
LYNN REDGRAVE THEATRE
THROUGH MARCH 29TH
New York, NY (March 5, 2015) – Producer Eva Price is proud to announce that The Lion, the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, will play the Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209) from May 2 through June 14, 2015, with the national tour officially launching on August 22, 2015 at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, Massachusetts (50 East Merrimack Street).
Directed by Sean Daniels, The Lion opened to rave reviews at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY) on Sunday, February 8th and is currently playing an extended engagement through March 29th, following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sold-out productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club and London’s St. James Theatre.
“I am thrilled to be able to bring Benjamin’s heartfelt story to cities across the country and for a national audience to hear and experience his exceptional talent as a musical storyteller,” said producer Eva Price.
The current national tour schedule is as follows:
August 22 – September 20, 2015
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
September 22 – November 8, 2015
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
108 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
November 11 – 22, 2015
Geva Theatre Center
75 Woodbury Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14607
February 26 – April 3, 2016
1101 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
May 14 –June 5, 2016
City Theatre Company
1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
Some stories have to be sung. A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — in The Lion, a wholly original downtown musical experience that tells one man’s gripping coming-of-age story. The award-winning songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on a rock n’ roll journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music. Much like its hero, The Lion roars.
The Lion is currently playing at New York City’s Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street) with the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM, Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 5 PM & 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $26 – $75 and are now available via www.TheLionMusical.com.
An exclusive mobile lottery for $10 tickets is available via TodayTix, New York’s theater ticketing app. The entry period will begin each day at midnight, and continue until winners are notified via push notification 3-4 hours before the selected performance begins. Winners will be offered the opportunity to purchase $10 tickets, and can pick up their tickets from the Lynn Redgrave Theater box office. Lottery tickets and seat locations are subject to availability.
The Lion is presented Off-Broadway at the Lynn Redgrave Theater by Eva Price, Stacey Mindich, Warner/Chappell Music, Tom McGrath, Spruce Lake Theatrical, Jamie DeRoy/Haley Swindal/Dan Shaheen, Scott M. Delman, and Robert Kraft.
What critics are saying about The Lion:
“An irresistible winner. Benjamin Scheuer beams charisma.”
– NY Daily News
“Benjamin Scheuer is a clever tunesmith,
and The Lion is quite the charming beast!”
– Entertainment Weekly
“Poignant and unexpected!
Benjamin Scheuer’s voice is powerful and strong.”
– NBC New York
“Spellbinding! See it now, see it again.”
– The Huffington Post
“Magnificent! Benjamin Scheuer might be singing about his life,
but really, he's singing about all of us.”
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