It’s hard to capture the range of emotions I felt attending a Broadway show for the first time in 18 months. At the start of the pandemic, I imagined naively that the pause would be a few weeks at most, and that I’d return for a final whirlwind of pre-Tony Award openings.
Well, we all know now how that worked out.
One of many casualties of the moment was The Lehman Trilogy, whose highly anticipated Broadway run shuttered after a handful of previews but before officially opening. Happily, Lehman proved more durable than many other shows—perhaps even more durable than the gigantic corporate entity whose culture-changing rise and unimaginable fall are the story behind this dazzling but problematic show. It’s on Broadway again, its cast intact from March 2020…
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