The Lehman Trilogy (Broadway)
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The Lehman Trilogy (Broadway)
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The Lehman Trilogy (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Great writing

Three generations of a family navigates American ambition and capitalism. Sam Mendes directs.

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Profound, Indulgent, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

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.

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Stirring portrayal of rise and fall of capitalism thru the fortunes of the lehman brothers

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

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
October 14th, 2021

"CRITIC'S PICK!...A vividly human tale, nimbly performed by three of the finest actors around: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Adrian Lester."
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Entertainment Weekly
October 14th, 2021

"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."
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Variety
October 14th, 2021

"Dazzling...It’s sheer joy to have the show back in all its stately, tragic glory!"
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Deadline
October 14th, 2021

"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."
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The Washington Post
October 14th, 2021

"A sublime 3½-hour dash through the history of American capitalism that passes in what feels like no time."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 20th, 2021

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.
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New York Stage Review
October 14th, 2021

"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."
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New York Stage Review
October 14th, 2021

"The Lehman Trilogy is intriguing, involving, and sparklingly filled with theatrical wizardry. Wizard-in-chief is director Sam Mendes, yes; but honors extend to just about everyone on and behind the stage."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 18th, 2021

"Director Sam Mendes has crafted a magnificent work of theatre...The Lehman Trilogy doesn’t bang you over the head with its moral lesson about how the money-hunger at Lehman Brothers participated in the soiling of the so-called American dream. Just watching the play is lesson enough."
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Front Row Center
October 15th, 2021

"Then there is that one evening you take a seat in a darkened theater and see a performance that utterly blows you away. That was what happened to me on Wednesday night at the Nederlander Theater. The Lehman Trilogy is the best thing I have ever seen. It left me breathless."
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New York Theater
October 14th, 2021

- different than it was in 2019, some of it in evident response to the changing times. The question is whether it has changed enough....[The Lehman Trilogy] remains a rip-roaring multi-generational saga,...[But] for all its impressive stagecraft and astonishing acting, [has] the play’s moment simply passed?
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The Wrap
October 14th, 2021

"A tour de force...When a play holds your attention for more than three hours, the writer, with help from a gifted director, must be doing something right."
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