Benjamin Scheuer's The Lion at the Lynn Redgrave Theater and Williamstown Theater Festival Gala

February 10, 2015 7:49 PM

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When Benjamin Scheuer walks onto the Lynn Redgrave Theater stage, picking up an acoustic guitar, announcing he's 10 years old, you believe him. He is about to tell his story in song, accompanying himself with several guitars, instruments he mastered at his father's knee. His one-man show, The Lion, follows him through a Freudian mind field, coming of age under the tutelage of this strict father and finding his own roar; you weep at his misfortunes, particularly loss and then survival, which Scheuer has managed to express so beautifully in his music.

Gina Gershon, Caroline Rhea, Montego Glover, Jeanine Tesori whose Fun Home will come to Broadway this spring, and Richard LaGravenese whose movie of the musical, The Last Five Years, will open this weekend, were among the many well-wishers at Sunday's opening. Director Sean Daniels who helped nurtur...

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