About the show
In 1844, a young Jewish man called Henry Lehman stepped off a ship in New York and sowed the seeds of a banking dynasty. From ambitions of reaching the American Dream with a shop in Alabama, to becoming the forefathers of a financial juggernaut – and the 2008 financial crash - The Lehman Trilogy traces Henry and his brothers, as well as their sons and grandsons, in a sprawling and epic multi-generational journey.
On Broadway, the brothers and their descendants are played by original cast members Simon Russell Beale (Uncle Vanya; Mr. Foote’s Other Leg), Ben Miles (Netflix’s The Crown) and Adam Godley (Close of Play).
After premiering at Milan’s Piccolo Teatro in 2015, Italian playwright Stefano Massini’s work was translated into English by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty; Skyfall) in a National Theatre, London premiere. Other returning creatives include set designer Es Devlin, video designer Luke Halls, and costume designer Katrina Lindsay.
By turns expansive in scope and intimate in its relationships, this is an elegiac and compelling account of one family’s climb to the top – and fall from grace. With five-star reviews from its limited run in the West End, catch The Lehman Trilogy at the Nederlander Theatre from March 7 2020.
Recommended forWith a first-class cast and creative team, tickets for The Lehman Trilogy are perfect for anyone fascinated by the links between financial and social history. As a New York Times Critic’s Pick, it’s also a must-see for anyone who wants to stay on top of the Broadway buzz.
Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children