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The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway and Los Angeles

A co-production with Neal Street Productions

by Stefano Massini
adapted by Ben Power

March 3 – April 10 2022
Running Time: approximately 3hrs 20min including two 15min intervals

The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway and Los Angeles

The Lehman Trilogy returns to London's West End from January 2023

‘Magnificent. A genuinely epic production.’ 
(The New York Times)

Following an acclaimed Broadway run, the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ The Lehman Trilogy visited Los Angeles for a limited season.  

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Howard W. Overshown, who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

Hailed as "theatre at its best" (The Times) and "an acting masterclass" (The Guardian), don’t miss this extraordinary feat of storytelling.

Los Angeles
Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group
March 3 – April 10 2022

San Francisco
Geary Theater, American Conservatory Theater
Engagement postponed, new dates to be announced.
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Please note: This production features instances of flashing lights and some video effects that may cause dizziness. There will be instances of total darkness (lasting 15 seconds) and gunshot sound effects. The production contains moments and themes that some people may find distressing

The Lehman Trilogy is generously supported by Mark Pigott KBE.



A genuinely epic production. You’re left reeling by the scope and vitality of it all.

The New York Times

A masterpiece. So theatrical and transporting, it surpasses all praise.

The Washington Post

A masterwork. Far and away the best thing I’ve seen.

Chicago Tribune


Production team

The Last of the Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers, 1844-2008 by Peter Chapman is a leading reference on the history of the Lehman family.