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Benjamin Scheuer to Revive His Solo Show The Lion for Benefit

Scheuer will perform his musical for one night only to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Benjamin Scheuer in the Los Angeles premiere of The Lion, directed by Sean Daniels, at the Geffen Playhouse.
(© Matthew Murphy)

Singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer will revive his solo musical The Lion as a one-night-only benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on April 30 at the Sheen Center.

In The Lion, which Scheuer wrote and performs, he and his supporting cast of six guitars tell, sing, and play the turbulent story of his family and his own brush with mortality. Sean Daniels directed the original production.

The Lion premiered off-Broadway in 2015 and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. Following the New York engagement, the show moved to London and received an Off-West End Award for Best New Musical. Scheuer played more than 500 performances in 13 cities during a cross-country tour that ended at the Geffen Playhouse in February 2017.

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