See it if A story of the Lehman family. Saw it at the armory very entertaining but long.saw at nederlander as well both fantastic. Must see.
Don't see it if If your not interested in history or the Lehman family.
See it if you like someone to do an audio on a topic you would rather not read about online. Good sets.
Don't see it if Spoken in third person. No acting. No character interaction. Dry reciting of facts. Surfing online is more interesting.
See it if You want to see a Wikipedia page play out on stage. This play is a recital of information with absolutely no entertainment value.
Don't see it if Entire show was VERY dry. Everything is spoken in 3rd person. They are telling a story rather than showing. No emotion, very dull & boring Read more
See it if you want to experience great story telling, that is entertaining, by wonderfully talented actors with exciting staging and lighting.
Don't see it if you cannot bear a 3 1/4 hour, 3 act play with two intermissions, but know that you are missing great theatre.
See it if you appreciate drama at its very finest-great acting, superior script and powerful story. This is a superior play making Shakespeare proud.
Don't see it if you don't like long shows, 3 1/2 hours with 2 intermissions. The time goes quickly in this intense show. Read more
See it if Beautiful poetic script; acting tour de force by 3 actors playing multiple roles; one of the best Bdway plays in years
Don't see it if 2nd & 3rd acts less compelling further away from origins of Lehman Bros; missed oppty not emphasizing moral failings of LB re slavery, etc. Read more
See it if you enjoy true, multigenerational stories performed by actors at the top of their game. The 3+-hour show was well paced.
Don't see it if you prefer a show in which characters don’t refer to themselves in the third person. The execution is like a story almost being read to you.
See it if U appreciate brilliance - direction, sets, acting, story, writing, video; story is fascinating yet edgy knowing the ending is a train wreck.
Don't see it if you don't like immigrant stories or the rise & fall of an empire; you don't appreciate long plays; see it anyway, it's a true history lesson
"CRITIC'S PICK!...A vividly human tale, nimbly performed by three of the finest actors around: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Adrian Lester."
"Electric...As deeply flawed as its many characters can be — ornery and petty and blind to their own faults — the story rarely deigns to judge them. Instead, it lets them simply exist in the context of the dreams they're chasing and the crashing convergence of events that marked the century and a half their narratives move through."
"Dazzling...It’s sheer joy to have the show back in all its stately, tragic glory!"
"Directed with astonishing grace and ingenuity by Sam Mendes, the Stefano Masinni play, adapted by Ben Power and based on Masinni’s novel, is maybe the single most effective display of imaginative theatrical storytelling since Angels in America landed on Broadway in 1993, a comparison brought to mind by their shared ambition, breadth of style and substance, and deep delight in the inventiveness that transforms everything on stage into a spellbinding demonstration of theater’s possibilities."
"A sublime 3½-hour dash through the history of American capitalism that passes in what feels like no time."
"The Lehman Trilogy paints gleaming and precise portraits of complex men (however delicately characterized by the actors, women are props and punchlines) — so much so that it’s tough to tell whether we’re meant to find them unflattering. Evil can be endearing. Easy villains are rare, and the complicated ones make for better plays.
But why do we keep retelling the tales of men who marched us into the fire thinking only of themselves? Everyone else is still sifting through the ashes."
It is a profoundly American story, of immigrant aspiration, ever-changing definitions of success, and an empire built on a solid foundation of wealth until it vanished into thin air.
"FIVE STARS! An unalloyed theatrical triumph...The evening flows beautifully from scene to scene, with the amazingly skilled actors delineating their multiple roles with elegant precision."