Producers The National Theatre, Neal Street Productions, and Scott Rudin/Barry Diller/David Geffen, announced today that The Lehman Trilogy, the highly acclaimed, five-time Olivier nominated epic play by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, is Broadway-bound. This strictly limited, 16-week engagement comes to Broadway on the heels of smash-hit, sold-out runs at London’s NationalTheatre and New York’s Park Avenue Armory, as well as a by-popular-demand sold outengagement in London’s West End. Directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring its original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, The Lehman Trilogy will begin performances at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Saturday, March 7, 2020, and officially open on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
The Lehman Trilogy was first commissioned by originating producer Neal Street Productions and developed and co-produced with the National Theatre at the Lyttelton Theatre in 2018, followed by an acclaimed SRO run at the Park Avenue Armory this past Spring, before returning to London for a 16 weeks sold-out run at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End, May to August 2019.
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. The Lehman Trilogy, “a ticket worth selling your gilt-edged securities for” (New York Times), is the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family. Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles reprise their critically acclaimed portrayals of the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and grandsons, told in three parts presented as one evening in this“extraordinary theatrical experience” (The Daily Telegraph).
The design team for The Lehman Trilogy includes two-time Tony Award nominee Es Devlin (Scenic Design), two-time Tony Award winner Katrina Lindsay (Costume Design), Luke Halls (Video Design), Jon Clark (Lighting Design), Tony Award nomineeNick Powell (Composer & Sound Design), Dominic Bilkey (Co-Sound Design),Candida Caldicot (Music Direction), Polly Bennett (Movement), and Charmian Hoare(Voice). The Associate Director is Zoé Ford Burnett.
Recent hit Broadway productions from the National Theatre include Network (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Bryan Cranston), Angels in America (3 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; OuterCritic’s Circle Award), and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (5 TonyAwards including Best Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’sCircle Award). Neal Street Productions’ recent Broadway hits include The Ferryman (4 Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director of a Play).
Messrs. Russell Beale, Godley, and Miles are appearing with the permission ofActors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ EquityAssociation for its assistance to this production.
The Wall Street Journal is the media sponsor.