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208 West 41st St, New York, NY 10036

The Lehman Trilogy

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Closed January 2, 2022

Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley are extraordinary. Behold them with wonder, humble theatergoer...this is a ticket worth cashing in your gilt-edged securities for. Remarkable!

New York Times (off-Broadway production)

Why See The Lehman Trilogy?

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Winner of four 2022 Tony Awards, including Best New Play!

Praised for its riveting portrayal of a thoroughly American scandal, The Lehman Trilogy drew much critical acclaim during its West End and off-Broadway run last year. Now the sweeping dynastic drama returns to the Big Apple and as it transfers to Broadway for a strictly limited 16-week run. Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles all return to reprise their Olivier nominated turns as the infamous Lehman Brothers and their decedents.

Chronicling the rise and fall of the immigrant Lehman family, from their small beginnings in a fabric shop in the mid-1800s to power players who shaped the history of western capitalism and American politics as we know it. 

Adapted from the work of Italian playwright Stefano Massini by up-and-coming British dramaturg Ben Power, the 150-year and three-hour spanning epic shines in the hands of its Golden Globe, Academy Award and Olivier Award-winning director Sam Mendes, never letting up in pace, energy, action and intrigue.


Whilst it can be seen as a historical saga about the fortunes and eventual failure of a powerful Jewish immigrant family, or even a searing study/warning about the shifting nature and fragility of the American Dream, The Lehman Trilogy shies away from lecturing the audience, and uses a minimalist style and elegant set design to keep its focus on adroit story-telling. Highlighting three distinct periods from the Lehman's illustrious lineage, the production begins in Alabama, where the original brothers begin their rapid ascent into the annals of American history. The drama then moves to the 1960s, where a shift in the family dynamic to include a trading division of outsiders causes a rift that leads to an explosive demise that still echoes throughout the present day.

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Additional Information


Previews from: 25 September 2021

Opening night: 14 October 2021

Run time

Three hours and 20 minutes including two 15min intervals


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles as the Lehman brothers and descendants


Directed by Sam Mendes
Written by Stefano Massini
Adapted by Ben Power


Tony Awards, 2022

Best Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play


Best New Play
Best Actor - Adam Godley, Ben Miles & Simon Russell Beale 
Best Director - Sam Mendes
Best Set Design - Es Devlin
Best Sound Design - Nick Powell

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