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%
(279 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
4%
Negative
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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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Member Reviews (279)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
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Boring, Banal, No acting, Wikipedia entry

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.

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
10
Painful, Boring, Dry, Overrated, Disappointing

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

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
95
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.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
91
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

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.

612 Reviews | 269 Followers
96
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

628 Reviews | 93 Followers
100
Absolutely must see, Powerful, Ambitious, Absorbing

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

474 Reviews | 714 Followers
90
Epic, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

501 Reviews | 127 Followers
92
Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

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 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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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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