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Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!

The Lion, the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, is currently playing at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street). Directed by Sean Daniels, The Lion will play an extended engagement Off-Broadway 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.

Scheuer had a huge day earlier this week, which included opening the Nasdaq market, taping an interview at NY1, and attending the opening night of Hamilton. He chronicled his whole day with photos, and below, you can tag along with Scheuer as he takes NYC by storm!

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.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Wake up at 6:55am before my alarm goes off. A perfect way to start the day.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Good morning New York City!

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Looks warm out

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Yup. Tropical

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Rub a dub dub. (Anyone know the rest of that lyric?)

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
The first layer of armor: shirt, trousers and braces.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Tie, check. Vest, check. Corset-lace boots, check.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
You're never fully dressed without a smile!

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Sleigh-bells ring!

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Enjoying a good cuppa mint-tea at The Elk in the West Village.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
On my way uptown from Christopher St.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Welcome to Times Square!

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
As the snow picks up, I hurry indoors at Nasdaq.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Checking my phone before opening the markets. Love our artwork on their walls!

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Release the Nasdaq!

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Signing NASDAQ into NASDAQtion!

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Pleased to have had such a unique New York experience - © 2015, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
As the economy crashes, you can all blame this guy.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Well that photo didn't quite work out

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
I am interviewed by Patrick Pacheco at NY1 On Stage

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Behind the scenes in the control booth

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Thanks Patrick for chatting with me about THE LION.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Exited for opening night of Lin Manuel Miranda's new show, Hamilton, at The Public

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Happy opening Hamilton.

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
Mr. Hamilton himself aiming his pistol. I'm sure things will work out ok!

Exclusive Photo Diary: Spend a Day with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer!
At Hamilton, I met two lovely young ladies who also happened to have seen The Lion.



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