One man, six guitars and an incredible story of love, loss and survival. Direct from an Off-Broadway season at the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Cole Porter Award winner Benjamin Scheuer returns to the St James Studio with his brilliant solo musical The Lion, which sold out at the St James last October under its original title The Bridge.
“At the conclusion of a recent performance, the audience stood and roared” – The New Yorker
“A directness and good humor that only the hardest-hearted could resist” – New York Times
“Definitely the best new musical I’ve seen so far this year… You should go” – Huffington Post
“An irresistible winner” – NY Daily News
“A rock solid piece of theater that’s been sensitively staged by director Sean Daniels…One of the most attractive and moving new musicals to hit the stage in a long while” – American Theatre Web
“The Lion, both its story and its telling, is a testament to our enduring strength” – Reviewing the Drama
In this autobiographical acoustic musical, brilliantly staged in the intimate studio, Benjamin tells the story of how he inherited his love for music from his father. Sean Daniels directs The Lion, which was a sell-out New York Times Critics Pick in its Manhattan Theatre Club run at City Center’s Studio II.
The Lion starts at 8pm and runs for 70 minutes in the St James Studio, where seating is unreserved. The post-show Q&A on Wednesday 27 August 2014 is free to all ticket holders.