Written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by multi-award-winning director, Sam Mendes, with set design by Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy features a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons, in an extraordinary feat of storytelling told in three parts on a single evening. Hailed by The New York Times as 'a genuinely epic production', The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.
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, triggering the largest financial crisis in history.
Aaron Krohn will play the role of Mayer Lehman. Credits include Sam Mendes’ production of As You Like It (2010) with The Bridge Project, Mendes’ transatlantic collaboration with the Old Vic and the Brooklyn Academy of Music spanning three years and travelling to 15 international cities and Mendes’ Tony-winning production of Cabaret (2014), co-directed with choreographer Rob Marshall for Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway.
Howard W. Overshown will reprise his performance of Emanuel Lehman, a role he played at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (2022). Credits include Sam Mendes’ production of Richard III for The Bridge Project (2012) and A Soldier’s Play, Roundabout Theatre Company (2020).
Adrian Schiller will play the role of Henry Lehman. Credits include Yaël Farber's production of The Crucible, Old Vic (2014), Benedict Andrews’ production of Three Sisters, Young Vic (2012) and Abigail Graham’s production of The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s Globe (2022).
They will be joined by pianist, Cat Beveridge.
Ravi Aujla will play the role of Janitor and the understudy role of Emanuel Lehman. Performing the other understudy roles, are Leighton Pugh as Henry Lehman, Simon Victor as Mayer Lehman and Anyssa Neumann as the alternate pianist.
Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.
A genuinely epic production. Behold it with wonder.
A spellbinding exercise in storytelling/
A masterwork. Far and away the best thing I've seen on stage.
A masterpiece and a spellbinding demonstration of theatre's possibilities.
Event and ticketing details
This production contains moments and themes that might be unsuitable for children including the non-graphic depiction of a suicide, mentions of suicide and infrequent mention of death, war and slavery. Children under four cannot be admitted. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.
The Lehman Trilogy runs for approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes, including two 15-minute intervals.
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, which includes the non-graphic depiction of a suicide and mentions of suicide. There is also infrequent mention of death, war and slavery.
Group booking discounts are available for certain performances of The Lehman Trilogy. Varying discounts are available for Groups and Concessions Groups.
Standard groups of 8-20 can be purchased online for all shows excluding Saturday performances.
Concession* groups of 8-20 can be purchased online for $99^ tickets on Wednesday matinee performances.
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* Concessions are available to holders of a (government issued) Australian Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card (excluding Health Card Cards), Veterans Affairs Card, Carers or Companion Card or Current Full Time Student Card. Patrons will need to present their concession cards as required at the Venue.
^ A $9.25 fee applies.
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The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist at any performance. No refunds or exchanges will be offered as a result of an artist’s unavailability to perform at any performance.
Production Photography of 2021 Broadway cast, © Julieta Cervantes