Michael Balogun, Hadley Fraser and Nigel Lindsay to Star in London Lehman Trilogy Return | The Broadway Buzz

Michael Balogun, Nigel Lindsay and Hadley Fraser
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The cast has been revealed for The Lehman Trilogy‘s previously announced in the West End. Tony’s winning play will open at the Gillian Lynne Theater on January 24, 2023 with an opening night scheduled for February 8. The engagement is expected to run until May 20.

Michael Balogun will play the role of Emanuel Lehman, Hadley Fraser will play Mayer Lehman and Nigel Lindsay will play the role of Henry Lehman. They will be joined by pianist, Yshani Perinpanayagam. Returning to play understudy roles, Ravi Aujla will play Emanuel Lehman, Will Harrison-Wallace will play Mayer Lehman, and Leighton Pugh will play Henry Lehman. Erika Gundesen will be the backup pianist.

Balogun previously directed Death of England: Delroy and appeared in macbeth at the National Theatre. Fraser’s theater credits include The Antipodes, Sainte Jeanne, The City of Angels, Coriolanus, The Vote, 2:22 A Ghost Story, The City of Angels, Young Frankenstein, The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade, Les Miserables, The Fantastics, The Pirates of Penzance , Peter Pan, The Distant Pavilions and more. Lindsay has previously starred in A Small Family Business, The Pillowman, The London Cuckolds, Blue Remembered Hills, Dealer’s Choice, The Real Thing and more; he received a 2011 Olivier Award nomination for his performance in the title role of Shrek the Musical.

Adapted by Ben Power from the work of Stefano Massini, The Lehman Trilogy weaves its way through nearly two centuries of Lehman lineage, following the Mayer brothers, Emanuel and Henry Lehman from their arrival in New York in 1844 until the 2008 collapse of the financial company bearing their name.

Massini’s world premiere The Lehman Trilogy opened at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan in 2015. Power was commissioned by Neal Street Productions to create a new version of the play, using an English translation by Mirella Cheeseman. This production opened at the National Theater in July 2018 before its North American premiere at the Park Avenue Armory in April 2019. The Lehman Trilogy then played a 16-week West End engagement at the Piccadilly Theater in May 2019. The show continued to play at the Nederlander Theater on Broadway from September 2021 to January 2022. After its award-winning run on Broadway, The Lehman Trilogy transferred to the Center Theater Group’s Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles from March to April 2022.

The Lehman Trilogy includes set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, video design by Luke Halls and lighting design by Jon Clark. Composer and sound designer is Nick Powell, co-sound designer is Dominic Bilkey with musical direction by Candida Caldicot and movement by Polly Bennett. The West End director is Zoe Ford Burnett.

The play is being adapted into a television series by Italian Fandango. Playwright Massini is overseeing the adaptation.

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