The collapse of the Lehman Brothers financial services firm, which set the Great Recession of 2008 in motion, would seem to be a quintessentially American story. But it was Italian playwright Stefano Massini who turned the tale into the stage drama The Lehman Trilogy in 2015. An English adaptation by Ben Power, directed by Sam Mendes (The Ferryman), created a sensation at the National Theatre in London, and was brought to New York's Park Avenue Armory in 2019. Now it's back, this time on Broadway. The play follows the founding of the Lehman firm by Bavarian Jewish immigrants in 1850 through its ignominious 21st century bankruptcy and dissolution, in a sweeping survey of the expansions and catastrophes of the American economy. The cast is headed by Simon Russell Beale (The Death of Stalin), Ben Miles (The Crown) and Adam Godley (Anything Goes).