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

88%
(304 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
3%
Negative
2%
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Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Great writing

The Tony Award-winning play charting three generations of a family navigating American ambition and capitalism.

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98 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if no if. It is a must see!

Don't see it if can't think of a reason not to see it...

64 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Masterful, Must see, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one of the greatest productions of theater of the year.

Don't see it if You don't like theater.

112 Reviews | 13 Followers
100
Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see masterful acting by the leads (best acting on bwy), unique, cerebral play. Great production design

Don't see it if you are bored by history or long, dialogue heavy plays. This show glorifies people who profited off of immoral industries

114 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you like exquisite acting, are interested in banking or finance history, or history in general

Don't see it if you want to watch song and dance with glitz and glamour, if you don't want to go to a male-only show

487 Reviews | 194 Followers
100
Must-see brilliance, Engaging storytelling, Poignant and provocative, Beautifully-acted, Purely masterful on all levels

See it if you want utterly transfixing acting and to watch a family history and drama unfold in the capable hands (and voices) of a trio of geniuses.

Don't see it if you can’t stay focused for 3.5 hours; dislike shows where actors play multiple characters (trust them; they never confuse or conflate). Read more

123 Reviews | 26 Followers
100
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You don’t want to miss one of the best shows on Broadway now - writing, directing, stage design all superb, given life by 3 masterful actors

Don't see it if You wouldn’t enjoy a fast-moving episodic story of several generations of a family leading to a spectacular financial institution implosion.

84 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Simply one of the best plays ever, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if So well written. Time flies by as the fascinating story unfolds. Great acting with three actors playing 100s of roles. Cool set design.

Don't see it if No interest in well written drama with lots of comedy

61 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You would like to see an overview of the development of the contemporary practice of finance and trading.

Don't see it if You don't like long plays as this is over 3 hours with just 3 actors.

Critic Reviews (14)

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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New York Theatre Guide
October 15th, 2021

"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."
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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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Variety
October 14th, 2021

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