“The Lehman Trilogy” represents the kind of prestige Broadway production that invariably causes a certain class of well-heeled, culturally savvy New Yorkers to salivate over tickets.
It hails from London — the National Theatre no less! It stars Simon Russell Beale — all but a living legend over there! Has he ever received a bad review? It’s directed by Sam Mendes! He’s got an Oscar and a Tony and was once married to Kate Winslet! Quick — call Telecharge, honey, we’ve got a dinner party to go to next week!
The show, which was scheduled to open in the spring of 2020, will probably still draw these audiences, although the comparative dearth of fancy dinner parties in the jittery pandemic era may put a small dent in the show’s potential. There’s also the matter of the production having previously been seen, in a sellout run, at the Park Avenue Armory in 2019.