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.
The Lehman Trilogy
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 will reprise their original roles in the Broadway premiere of The Lehman Trilogy at the Nederlander Theatre for a limited engagement of 16 weeks.
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, told in three parts presented as one evening.
Read a five-star review of The Lehman Trilogy from our sister site, LondonTheatre.co.uk.
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(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.