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Posted: 10/14/21 at 7:53am
All of these openings and re-openings! Its like a spring half of the more traditional Broadway season! Post reviews for THE LEHMAN TRILOGY here.
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Posted: 10/14/21 at 9:50pm
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Posted: 10/14/21 at 10:25pm

What will be it’s biggest competition for best play next year?

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Posted: 10/14/21 at 10:30pm

I saw this last week and liked it. Especially the acting and that set! But is it me... the New York Times is equal parts positive and very negative for the play itself  ? Or maybe I just need that very strange review translated for me.

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Posted: 10/14/21 at 11:37pm

bwaylyric said: "What will be it’s biggest competition for best play next year?"

This strikes me as a year where the Tony frontrunner won't be determined until the nominations come out. But for now this feels like the type of play that's catnip for Tony voters.

Updated On: 10/14/21 at 11:37 PM
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Posted: 10/15/21 at 1:22am

bwaylyric said: "What will be it’s biggest competition for best play next year?"

I'd watch out for Pass Over. The reviews were raves, and between the social relevance of the material and the symbolism of being the first show to premiere after Broadway opened back up, it could be very attractive to voters.

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Posted: 10/15/21 at 5:08am

There is a 4th character in this production - and that's the Nederlander Theatre itself. If you are seated in the upper mezzanine, the seats are small and painful, and it's cold because of the air conditioning. The distancing allows you to witness what is brilliant, but not be a part of it. To truly appreciate this production, you've got to be orchestra level (my guess).Do yourself a favor and see it on its own terms.  (for the decades I've been reading this board, this may be my first submission, and I apologize if this is an in appropriate submission)

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Posted: 10/15/21 at 8:22am

KevinKlawitter said: "bwaylyric said: "What will be it’s biggest competition for best play next year?"

I'd watch out forPass Over. The reviews were raves, and between the social relevance of the material and the symbolism of being the first show to premiere after Broadway opened back up, it could be very attractive to voters.
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We obviously won't know any sort of frontrunner for a while, but I'd be highly surprised if either Lehman Trilogy or Pass Over end up winning  simply because in the last 40 years (excluding last year when everything had of course already closed), only one closed show has won Best Play (and that was Coast of Utopia, which had just closed a couple weeks before the ceremony). So given their history, it seems unlikely voters in June are going to remember and reward shows that closed in October and January. But of course if the new play season ends up being very weak in the spring, anything can happen--just would be very different from what we've seen in previous years.

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Posted: 10/15/21 at 8:30am

Broadway61004 said: "KevinKlawitter said: "bwaylyric said: "What will be it’s biggest competition for best play next year?"

I'd watch out forPass Over. The reviews were raves, and between the social relevance of the material and the symbolism of being the first show to premiere after Broadway opened back up, it could be very attractive to voters.
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We obviously won't know any sort of frontrunner for a while, but I'd be highly surprised if either Lehman Trilogy or Pass Over end up winning simply because in the last 40 years (excluding last year when everything had of course already closed), only one closed show has won Best Play (and that was Coast of Utopia, which had just closed a couple weeks before the ceremony). So given their history, it seems unlikely voters in June are going to remember and reward shows that closed in October and January. But of course if the new play season ends up being very weak in the spring, anything can happen--just would be very different from what we've seen in previous years.
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Keep in mind that it is now slightly easier for closed shows to win Tonys as only those who’ve confirmed to have seen all the nominees in a specific category can vote for the winner. So we'll see how Pass Over and The Lehman Trilogy both fare at next year's awards.

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Posted: 10/15/21 at 10:33am

Y'all are giving way more credit to Pass Over than almost all my industry friends and their thoughts on the show. That said, everyone is grateful for them blazing the trail and going first.

Lehman definitely feels like Tony catnip. I think the main question is how much of a hit it is. If it is one, and with a national tour already planned and announced, it's an early frontrunner.

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Posted: 10/15/21 at 10:54am

As much as it would NOT be my choice - not by a longshot - it does seem like Lehman is the most obvious pick for Best Play at the moment.

If you look back at the past 7 years or so, there's a pretty consistent pattern of awarding shows with a larger scale, or larger scope, whenever possible. Sometimes that means the most production-heavy (Harry Potter, Curious Incident), but also sometimes means a play that feels the most epic or broad in scale (The Ferryman, Oslo, The Inheritance, etc.) - one exception was The Humans winning over King Charles III, but The Humans was kind of a juggernaut that season. 

Anyway, Lehman seems like a nice combination of both a large production and a large-scope text - even though the cast is small, the text covers a lot of ground. 

There are plenty of other strong candidates for Best Play, but I predict it will be difficult for voters to unite on any one of them. 

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Posted: 10/15/21 at 11:01am

PASS OVER is a fine play and I don't see it being a major player in terms of Tony wins.

Twitter will have its favorite plays of the season, but that is a vastly different demographic than the Tony voters.

In reading more of the reviews: until anything else opens that could rival it, we should consider LEHMAN the frontrunner.

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Posted: 11/15/21 at 1:07pm

Looks like they are having auditions and the dates say Winter 2022. Return to Broadway? Tour? 

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Posted: 11/27/21 at 4:58pm

Hello, hello! I won the Lehman Trilogy lottery for 11/28/2021 matinee show at 2:00 p.m. ET. My friend is no longer able to go, so ticket is up for grabs at $44. Thank you!

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Posted: 12/2/21 at 3:49am

Would love someone to explain the point of the ending besides it being an unnessary waste of money

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Posted: 12/17/21 at 11:38pm

Saw this tonight, it was so good. Wow. Unfortunately the third act was littered with cell phones going off. One guy accidentally set off his SOS and a woman in front of me had her ringer go off at the very end of the third act, for a solid 30 seconds, which was really distracting and sort of ruined the ending. 

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Posted: 12/18/21 at 11:38pm

BoringBoredBoard40 said: "Would love someone to explain the point of the ending besides it being an unnessary waste of money"

I read the book and seen show 4 times. Can you be a bit more specific? Are you referring to office workers packing up?

I don't think anything rivals this show since Ferryman. Another fine work from cast and Sam Mendes.

 

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Posted: 12/19/21 at 8:37am

I’m hoping to see this on Monday night (assuming shows are still open, fingers crossed). Now, I’m in the minority, but I didn’t like The Ferryman. I found it to be long and boring. IDK, I guess I missed the brilliance and the point of The Ferryman. I hope The Lehman Trilogy is a better play for me (and hopefully not as long as The Ferryman?) 

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#22
Posted: 12/19/21 at 9:09am

Lehman and Ferryman both clock in at 3 hours 15 minutes.

Jekol said There is a 4th character in this production - and that's the Nederlander Theatre itself. If you are seated in the upper mezzanine, the seats are small and painful, and it's cold because of the air conditioning. The distancing allows you to witness what is brilliant, but not be a part of it. To truly appreciate this production, you've got to be orchestra level (my guess).

I have plans to see this on the 30th. Any other comments on the seating? I purchased a rear mezzanine seat and am now having second thoughts. I suppose I can try to upgrade to rear orch or is it worth the splurge to mid premium?

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Posted: 12/19/21 at 6:40pm

Braniff Forever said: "I’m hoping to see this on Monday night (assuming shows are still open, fingers crossed). Now, I’m in the minority, but I didn’t like The Ferryman. I found it to be long and boring. IDK, I guess I missed the brilliance and the point of The Ferryman. I hope The Lehman Trilogy is a better play for me (and hopefully not as long as The Ferryman?)"

It’s nearly as long

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Posted: 12/31/21 at 1:42am

Melissa25 said: "Lehman and Ferryman both clock in at 3 hours 15 minutes.

Jekol saidThere is a 4th character in this production - and that's the Nederlander Theatre itself. If you are seated in the upper mezzanine, the seats are small and painful, and it's cold because of the air conditioning. The distancing allows you to witness what is brilliant, but not be a part of it. To truly appreciate this production, you've got to be orchestra level (my guess).

I have plans to see this on the 30th. Any other comments on the seating? I purchased a rear mezzanine seat and am now having second thoughts. I suppose I can try to upgrade to rear orch or is it worth the splurge to mid premium?
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Were you able to see the play today? What did you think?

In terms of timing, at the very least Lehman's 2nd intermission is ~15 minutes whereas Ferryman's was just a 'pause' for 2-3 mins.

I'm really hoping Lehman Trilogy won't have any cancellations on their final weekend on Broadway! Fingers crossed!

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#25
Posted: 1/1/22 at 9:16pm

See it Jan 2. Sorry to see it go. Brilliant performances in likewise show. Two of the 3 actors will appear in LA last I read.  Tempted to fly out for it.  Just loved Godley in it.  

I saw show several times in orch right row E or H. Seats are awful. Narrow and little leg room.  I did like cooler temp though. Guess they cranked AC bc actors are wearing those long, heavy coats. I heard they shut down the bar in many theaters bc of covid. Lehman always had a long line. Long show not to offer something, even water.

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