For the first time, the epic story of Lehman Brothers unfolds live on the stage. Conceived by the Italian dramatist Stefano Massini, The Lehman Trilogy covers the 163-year history of the infamous financial institution, from its original founding by Bavarian immigrants to its sudden collapse in the financial crisis of 2008. Over three separate acts, the play explores multiple generations of Lehman Brothers patriarchs as they build up a financial giant against the backdrop of the changing American economy — a giant that became synonymous with financial malfeasance. The Lehman Trilogy will make you reflect on the financial crisis in a new way.
The Fall of the House of Lehman
Stefano Massini originally wrote The Lehman Trilogy in 2012 as a radio play for a local Italian station. After some positive feedback, he then developed the framework of the story into a stage play. The Lehman Trilogy made its worldwide debut in the French city of Saint-Etienne. Playwright Ben Power, who works for the National Theatre in London, then translated the play into English. He made significant alterations to the story and cut down on the lengthy five-hour running time. Acclaimed filmmaker Sam Mendes, who won the 1999 Best Director Oscar for American Beauty, took the helm as director. The English language version premiered at the National Theatre in July 2018. The West End production received five nominations from the 2019 Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Set Design, Best Sound Design and Best Actor. Following its success in London, The Lehman Trilogy made a brief off-Broadway appearance at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City where it was embraced effusively by the New York and national press. The producers then decided to bring the play directly to Broadway in 2020.
Where can I purchase The Lehman Trilogy New York tickets?
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Where is The Lehman Trilogy New York scheduled to be staged?
The Broadway premiere of The Lehman Trilogy will take place exclusively at the Nederlander Theatre beginning March of 2020 for a special 16-week run. Opened in 1921, the Nederlander Theatre is located near the center of the Broadway Theater District in Midtown Manhattan. The theater has an official seating capacity of 1,232. Accessible seating for low vision, hearing disabled and wheelchair-bound guests are located throughout the orchestra section. Service animals are allowed as well. The theater is accessible by a subway to Times Square.
Who is part of The Lehman Trilogy New York cast?
The Lehman Trilogy New York scheduled cast consists of Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley. The three actors play all characters in the story, including the original Lehman Brothers, Henry Lehman, Emanuel Lehman and Mayer Lehman, respectively.
What can I expect from The Lehman Trilogy performance?
The Lehman Trilogy takes a minimalistic approach to storytelling. The three actors play their characters against the sparse backdrop of a set that is meant to reflect the changing nature of America at the time. The Nederlander Theatre has no specific dress code, but attendees are encouraged to wear something that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion. Attendees must be at least 4 years old to enter.
How long is The Lehman Trilogy New York?
The running time lasts approximately three hours and 20 minutes with two 15-minute intermissions.
Which stage plays are similar to The Lehman Trilogy New York?
If you enjoy thought-provoking stories about the economy, then you might want to check out the 2015 Pulitzer-winning play Sweat, which revolves around the story of the working class in Reading, Penn.Back to Top