While we continue to navigate the consequences of Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, this epic play begins at the beginning. It is 1844 and Henry Lehman is just off the boat from Bavaria. “He took a deep breath, picked up his suitcase and … like so many others he stepped into the magical music box called America.” From Lehman’s humble beginning to its humbling end—three centuries in three hours and 20 minutes. Sam Mendes directs. —C.J.F.
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