The Lehman Trilogy to transfer to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre in 2020
The smash-hit London production will begin performances on March 7, 2020.
Following initial performances at the National Theatre in 2018 and a subsequent West End transfer earlier this year, The Lehman Trilogy will receive its Broadway premiere. The strictly limited 16-week engagement, directed by Sam Mendes, will begin previews at the Nederlander Theatre on March 7, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 26, 2020.
Simon Russell Beale (as Henry Lehman), Adam Godley (as Mayer Lehman) and Ben Miles (as Emanuel Lehman) will reprise their respective roles in the Broadway premiere, who all play the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and grandsons between them.
Synopsis: "On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history."
Written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, The Lehman Trilogy was first performed at the National Theatre in 2018, later transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre, where it played its final West End performance on August 31, 2019. Read our 5* review on our sister site LondonTheatre.co.uk here.
Simon Russell Beale’s previous New York performing credits include Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Cherry Orchard. In 2019, Beale was awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to the Arts.
Adam Godley’s Broadway credits include a Tony-nominated performance in Anything Goes and Private Lives.
Ben Miles’ Broadway credits include a "Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play" Tony Award-winning performance as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall. He has also starred in The Norman Conquests, receiving a Tony Award for "Best Ensemble Performance".
The Broadway creative team of The Lehman Trilogy features scenic design by Es Devlin, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design by Nick Powell and Dominic Bilkey. Video design is by Luke Halls, music direction is provided by Candida Caldicot and movement is by Polly Bennett.
The Lehman Trilogy is produced on Broadway by The National Theatre, Neal Street Productions, Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and David Geffen.
(Photo by Stephanie Berger)