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The Lehman Trilogy (Broadway)

From 16 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Must see

About the show

After hit runs in London and Off-Broadway, National Theatre's production, which traces the trajectory of western capitalism by following the fortunes of a single immigrant family, moves to Broadway. (past reviews) More…

From the show:

From the arrival of three brothers from Bavaria to America in search of a new life to the collapse of the firm they established, triggering the largest financial crisis in history, the story of the Lehman Brothers serves as a parable of the shifting definition of the American dream. Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles reprise their portrayals of the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and grandsons spanning nearly two centuries and told in three parts on a single evening.


Member Reviews (16)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Must see
88
Avg Score

During previews
95
Riveting, Great staging, Must see, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You want to see a theatrical masterpiece. Amazing staging only accentuates superb acting and writing. Smart. Heartfelt. Tender. Stunning!!!

Don't see it if I can’t think of any reason why anyone would not like this show.

Also I was lucky enough to see this at The Armory where it was set on a muc... Read more Read less

During previews
74
Informative, Well-staged, Long, Intelligent, Well-acted

See it if you want to see an innovatively staged production in which you learn about the Lehman brothers and their descendants over 150+ years.

Don't see it if you want a concise, entertaining play. This show has a lot of narration and sometimes feels like a well-produced history lesson.

During previews
95
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you don't want to miss three magnificent actors in an absolutely brilliant staging of a riveting true story! Impossible to overpraise!

Don't see it if you are so allergic to a long evening in the theater that you don't care how brilliant it is!

Also I have now seen this production with these actors four times: twice li... Read more Read less

During previews
97
Instant classic, From cotton to coal to railroads to stock to trading & disaster, History of finance in a nutshell, The head the arm & the potato, Genuine tragedy

See it if A superb play on real life tragedy w Simon Russell Beale (Henry Lehman), Adam Godley (Mayer) & Ben Miles (Emmanuel) playing many others.

Don't see it if you'd dislike 3+ hr. play, 3 amazing character actors embody 3 Lehman bros, their wives & partners, families & businesses & times or Tragedy

Also spans 19th & 20th C. Am history (immigration, civil war, industrial re... Read more Read less

During previews
88
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great play with amazing performances. You want to know more about the history of the 2008 crash through the family story.

Don't see it if You don't like family stories. You don't like 3 actors playing multiple characters. You can't sit through over 3 hours of straight play.

During previews
85
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like great actors. Godley, Miles, and Beale are pretty masterful. The narrative and staging are very effective too. Length is no issue.

Don't see it if Presents a romantic view of the journey of the brothers, that is criticized, but some may feel not enough. Not for children. Sound of gun.

Also A vast number of my points went to acting.

During previews
98
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A fabulous show .3acts that flew by. Fabulous acting see it!

Don't see it if I cenotaph think of any reason not to see it.

During previews
84
Ambitious, Masterful, Great acting

See it if If you like outstanding acting and an ambitious play

Don't see it if If you only enjoy light comedies

Also All three actors were extraordinary in multiple roles

During previews
95
Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Superb writing, acting and direction. Saw it with same cast in London and it remains among the best plays I've seen in 60 years of theatre.

Don't see it if Don't like narrative plays or serious dramas.

During previews
95
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You like intelligent, clever writing, great actors and an imaginative set. All about excellence. Loved it!

Don't see it if You enjoy silly theatre or are accustomed to the banal. You don’t have any visual imagination and need to be visually overwhelmed by “stuff”

During previews
90
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate dramatic actors who excel at their craft. These 3 perform on stage and captivate with their storytelling and flexibility.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span as the show is 3 hours 15 minutes, however it does have 2 intermissions.

During previews
60
Great writing, Intelligent, Overrated, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you love documentaries. Shows the lives of the Lehman Brothers. Great acting but I'd prefer reading a book if I wanted to know the story.

Don't see it if you are bored by documentaries. The show is 3 hours and 20 minutes long. IMO, great acting is not enough to save the show.

During previews
90
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like biographies, great acting, absorbing and not your usual broadway show.

Don't see it if You don't like shows without fancy scenery, or only 3 actors.

During previews
75
Slow, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy documentary style theatre with lots of narration and great performances from actors at the top of their craft.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a long show that sort of starts to all blend together after a bit.

Also Not a bad play by any means but just didn’t offer anything new to me. ... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like history and stories about the Jewish immigrant experience.

Don't see it if Like light hearted fate where you don’t have to think much.

Also The play was very good and the acting was incredible but the play was ... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Its very long, 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Don't see it if It's a biogrqphy of the Lehman family told in an entertaining. It's fascinating to see how a financial empire was created.


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