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The Verdict Read Reviews for the U.S. Premiere of The Lehman Trilogy The National Theatre production opened March 27 at New York City's Park Avenue Armory.
Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles in The Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre Mark Douet

The North American premiere of The Lehman Trilogy opened March 27 at Park Avenue Armory. The Stefano Massini play features an adapted, English-language script by Ben Power, and follows the 163-year saga that begins with a young man in Bavaria dreaming of a new life and ends with one of the world’s largest financial crises.

Directed by Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy is a co-production from the National Theatre (where the show had its sold-out debut) and Neal Street Productions. Reprising their performances from the London run are Adam Godley, Ben Miles, and Simon Russell Beale, who play the three title brothers, their sons, and grandsons.

Read reviews for The Lehman Trilogy below.

amNewYork (Matt Windman)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

National Review (Kyle Smith)

New York Stage Review (Elysa Gardner)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

The Washington Post (Peter Marks)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

The Lehman Trilogy began at the Armory March 22 and will continue through April 20, after which, the production will play a 12-week run in London's Piccadilly Theatre.

The staging features sets by Es Devlin, lighting by Jon Clark, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, sound design and original music by Nick Powell, video design by Luke Halls, and lighting design by Jon Clark. Candida Caldicot is the music director, and Polly Bennett is the movement director.

The world premiere of Massini’s The Lehman Trilogy opened at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan in 2015, marking director Luca Ronconi’s final production before his death.


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