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In Performance Video: THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer Performs 'Cookie-Tin Banjo'

In Performance Video: THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer Performs 'Cookie-Tin Banjo'

Composer and musician Benjamin Scheuer is featured in this week's New York Times In Performance video, singing "Cookie-tin Banjo" from Manhattan Theater Club's THE LION, a coming-of-age solo show which follows Scheuer's relationship with his father, who died when he was 13. Watch the performance here!

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Lion, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole PorterSongwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels, begins performances tonight, June 10 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.

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), and at the New YorkCity 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 under

The creative team for The Lion includes Neil Patel (scenic design), Jennifer Caprio (costume consultant), Ben Stanton (lighting design), and Leon Rothenberg (sound design).

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