Photo Flash: Joel Grey Hosts Special Performance of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION

Yesterday afternoon, Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey hosted a special performance of Benjamin Scheuer's The Lion, with guests including Ben Vereen, Penny Fuller, Ron Rifkin, Sam Shahid, Paul Downs Collaizo, Reeve Carney, and more. Following the performance Joel moderated a Q&A with Benjamin the audience members, including a special champagne toast. Check out photos below!

Scheuer is the recipient of the 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Award for Excellence in Songwriting, and the Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics.

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.

Photos by Timmy Blupe

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