Photo Flash: First Look at MTC's American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION
Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Lion, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels is now in previews at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The five-week limited engagement for The Lion will open Thursday, June 26. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production!
In order to ensure that tickets to The Lion are affordable to the widest possible, most diverse audiences, MTC is pricing all tickets during the five-week run at $30. Tickets are on sale via CityTix (212-581-1212),www.nycitycenter.org and at the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street).
THE LION is 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.
Following evening performances of The Lion, audiences are invited to stay after the performance for a "Meet the Artist" reception in the theatre with writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer. For additional details on The Lion and offers to all MTC shows, please sign up for MTC's "30 Under 30" program for theatregoers age 30 and underhttps://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/30under30/.
The Studio at Stage II has been partially underwritten with a major grant from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Photos by Matthew Murphy