The Lehman trilogy premieres on Broadway on October 14 after its previews at the Nederlander Theater. The show was previewed in March 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down theaters around the world.
Lehman Trilogy premieres on Broadway
Stefano Massini wrote The Lehman Trilogy. And Ben Power adapted it for the stage. The Lehman trilogy weaves nearly two centuries of family history. It starts with the family’s humble beginnings. Then it depicts the amazing successes and devastating failures of financial institutions. Those that will ultimately made the world economy paralyzed. After a limited release on Broadway, the show will be on the West Coast. The first stops are Los Angeles and San Francisco (April 20 to May 22).
Cast and creative
Adrian Lester, an Olivier award winner, will make his Broadway debut in the play as Emanuel Lehman. He is replacing Ben Miles, who departed due to other project commitments. Original company members Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley reprise their roles as Henry Lehman and Mayer Lehman, respectively.
Sam Mendes serves as director of the Lehman Trilogy. The design team includes scenic designer Es Devlin, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, video designer Luke Halls, lighting designer Jon Clark, composer, and sound designer Nick Powell, co-sound designer Dominic Bilkey, music director Candida Caldicot, and associate director Zoé Ford Burnett with movement by Polly Bennett.
The Lehman Trilogy is a three-act play by Italian novelist and playwright Stefano Massini, telling the story of a family and company that changed the world. Directors such as Luca Ronconi and Sam Mendes took it no stage.
The Broadway stage followed the English premiere at the National Theatre in London in 2018, the North American premiere at the Park Avenue Armory in 2019, and the subsequent engagement in the West End. National Theater and Neal Street Production Company took it to Broadway.
Credits: playbill.com; newyorktheatreguide.com
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