The National Theatre production of The Lehman Trilogy begins preview performances at the Nederlander Theatre tonight. The Broadway premiere is scheduled for an official opening on March 26, and a limited engagement through June 28, 2020.
The Lehman Trilogy
UPDATE: This production is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tickets are now on sale for The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway.
After sold-out runs at the National Theatre and New York's Park Avenue Armory, as well as a West End engagement at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles reprise their respective roles in the Broadway premiere of The Lehman Trilogy at the Nederlander Theatre for a limited 16-week engagement.
Read a 5-star review of The Lehman Trilogy on our London Theatre Guide sister site here.
Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this epic theatrical event charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes, and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. In a quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family, Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles portray the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and grandsons.
The Lehman Trilogy is told in three parts, presented together as one piece of theatre.
Ben Miles has previously impressed with his previous Broadway outings with a 2015 Tony-nominated turn as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall Parts One & Two and as part of the Drama Desk Award-winning ensemble of The Norman Conquests trilogy in 2009. Simon Russell Beale, a regular on the London stage, earned a 2004 Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Jumpers and brought the laughs when he assumed the role of King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot in December 2005. And finally, Adam Godley is a Tony Award nominee in his own right, scoring a nod for his turn as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in the 2011 revival of Anything Goes. He previously made his Broadway debut in the 2002 revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives.
This trio of fine actors are regarded as among the elite of British theatre and this National Theatre production gloriously shows them off to the best of their abilities.
(Photo by Mark Douet)
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.