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Reflective, Musical Tale Of Survival 'The Lion' Stops At Long Wharf

Reflective, Musical Tale Of Survival 'The Lion' Stops At Long Wharf

Already as comfortable at coffeehouse open mike nights as he is in concert halls, singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer has conquered a new set of stages — regional and off-Broadway theaters — with his one-man show "The Lion."

New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre will host "The Lion" for five weeks starting Jan. 6.

The autobiographical song cycle, with lengthy spoken bits between the songs, has won a Theater World Award for its New York run and an Off West End Award from when it played in London. It's the story of Scheuer's relationship with his father, which happened to inspire young Ben's lifelong love of music. It's also a survival tale, concerning...

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