“ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM THE LEHMAN TRILOGY” IS NOW AVAILABLE
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
“ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY”
ALBUM FEATURING SCORE BY NICK POWELL
FROM THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED
FIVE-TIME OLIVIER AWARD® NOMINATED
**ALBUM AVAILABLE TODAY**
“THE LEHMAN TRILOGY”
PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL THEATRE AND
NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS
RETURNS TO BROADWAY
FOR 99 PERFORMANCES ONLY
NOW IN PREVIEWS
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR OCTOBER 14
BY STEFANO MASSINI
ADAPTED BY BEN POWER
MUSIC BY NICK POWELL
ACADEMY AWARD® AND TONY AWARD® WINNER
To download album artwork, please click HERE.
New York, NY – Broadway Records announced today that they will release “Original Music from The Lehman Trilogy,” an album featuring the score from the highly-acclaimed, five-time Olivier Award® nominated epic play, produced by The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions. The album is now available wherever digital music is sold and on BroadwayRecords.com. The CD of the album is available for pre-order on BroadwayRecords.com, as well as other major music retailers ahead of a release on October 22nd when it will also be available in for purchase in the theater.
“Original Music from The Lehman Trilogy” includes a sweeping score from Nick Powell, which is featured in the production with Candida Caldicot performing the music live during each performance. To watch a video of Nick Powell (Composer & Sound Design) and Candida Caldicot (Music Direction) discuss the critically acclaimed score click HERE.
The Lehman Trilogy has resumed performances on Broadway, with an opening night set for Thursday, October 14 at the Nederlander Theatre. The Lehman Trilogy, by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, comes to Broadway after the smash-hit, sold-out runs at London’s National Theatre and New York’s Park Avenue Armory, as well as a by-popular-demand sold out engagement in London’s West End. Directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy will star returning original company members Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley, with Adrian Lester joining the cast and making his Broadway debut.
Sam Mendes commented, “Nick Powell’s wonderful, spare, evocative score is really the fourth character in The Lehman Trilogy. I’m delighted a recording will be available soon.”
The album evolved through the rehearsal process for the production back in 2018, developed from Nick Powell’s improvisations on piano in the room with Sam Mendes, Ben Power and the original cast. These embryonic pieces were fleshed out and, with the help of Music Director Candida Caldicot, turned into a score that interacts playfully, emotionally supports and occasionally subverts the narrative. Early on it became clear that the music for the piece would be pulling in two directions: an emotional pull back to the brothers’ origins in Rimpar, Bavaria and the folk tunes and lullabies of their ancestry, and a more modern strand pulling the story forward through the 20th century reflecting the monumental growth of New York City and the increasing complexity of the global financial networks that were birthed there. Described by Powell as “a love letter to New York City,” the score evokes Vaudevillian and Ragtime flavors before evolving into abstracted minimalism as the story progresses.
The Lehman Trilogy was first commissioned by originating producer Neal Street Productions and developed and co-produced with the National Theatre at the Lyttelton Theatre in 2018, followed by an acclaimed SRO run at the Park Avenue Armory in the Spring of 2019, before returning to London for a 16 week sold-out run at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End, May to August 2019.
Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this epic theatrical event and New York Times Critics’ pick charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes, and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. The Lehman Trilogy, “a remarkable, spellbinding exercise in storytelling” (The Washington Post), is the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family. Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley reprise their critically acclaimed portrayals of the Lehman brothers, their sons, and grandsons, told in three parts presented as one evening in this “extraordinary theatrical experience” (The Daily Telegraph). And the company welcomes the heralded Adrian Lester for this special Broadway engagement in his Broadway debut.
The design team for The Lehman Trilogy includes two-time Tony Award nominee Es Devlin (Scenic Design), two-time Tony Award winner Katrina Lindsay (Costume Design), Luke Halls (Video Design), Jon Clark (Lighting Design), Tony Award nominee Nick Powell (Composer & Sound Design), Dominic Bilkey (Co-Sound Design), Candida Caldicot (Music Direction), and Polly Bennett (Movement). The Associate Director is Zoé Ford Burnett.
Recent hit Broadway productions from the National Theatre include Network (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Bryan Cranston), Angels in America (3 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critics Circle Award), and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (5 Tony Awards including Best Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award). Neal Street Productions’ recent Broadway hits include The Ferryman (4 Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director of a Play).
The Lehman Trilogy and The Nederlander Theatre will follow New York State, New York City and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all actors, production staff, theatre employees, and audience members. As public health conditions and the State’s guidance for performing arts and live entertainment changes, the theatre will remain flexible and adapt to applicable health protocols, such as face coverings, health screening, enhanced air filtration and ventilation, and rigorous cleaning and disinfection.
To learn more about Broadway’s commitment to a safe and responsible return for our audience, visit www.broadwaybrighter.com.
Broadway Records is the leading, Grammy® winning record label dedicated to releasing the most popular and current Broadway cast recordings, as well as preserving legacy musical theatre and theatre vocalists repertoire. Under the leadership of Broadway Records’ president and founder Van Dean, recent releases include: If The Fates Allow: The Hadestown Holiday Album, Lea Salonga Live In Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Breathe with an all-star cast including Tony Award-winners Kelli O’Hara and Brian Stokes Mitchell, the Broadway star-filled concept albums of Edge Of The World, Little Black Book, In Pieces and Stone Crossed, Legacy: Two Song Cycles by Ahrens and Flaherty, Georgia On My Mind with an all-star Broadway cast, Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple, the Tony Award® winning and Grammy® nominated revival of Once On This Island, the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival) and My Fair Lady (2018 revival), Anastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief and NBC’s television events, “The Wiz Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!”. The label’s critically-acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Micky Dolenz and many others. Broadway Records has partnered with the Black Theatre Coalition to create Black Writers Amplified (to be released in late 2021), an album consisting entirely of new works by Black musical theatre writers. This project to immediately take steps toward significantly increased representation of Black writers in musical theatre and support new voices and emerging Black talent. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors also include the “Broadway For Orlando: What The World Needs Now is Love”, “We Are The World” by Broadway United and “Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice” music videos and From Broadway With Love benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award for Sound) and Parkland.www.BroadwayRecords.com
NICK POWELL (Composer and Sound Designer). Theater: The Ferryman (West End, Broadway), The Tell-Tale Heart, Othello (National Theatre); Julius Caesar (The Bridge Theatre); Lanark, Realism, The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Edinburgh International Festival); Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 (West End, Broadway); A Life of Galileo, Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Wolves in the Walls (New Victory Theater). Other: 1917 (Music Consultant). Composer: Edinburgh International Festival’s 2017 Opening and Guggenheim Bilbao’s 20th anniversary. Chamber piece Cold Calling performed by Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Nick’s solo album ‘Walls Fall Down’ was released in 2021. Awards: Drama Desk (Sound Design), Premio Max (Music Composition), Tony and Olivier Award nominations. More information on Nick’s solo work is at www.nickpowell.online.
CANDIDA CALDICOT (Music Director/Pianist). Select credits include The Lehman Trilogy, King Lear, Queen Anne (West End); Hecuba, The Witch of Edmonton, The Heresy of Love, The Heart of Robin Hood (Royal Shakespeare Company). Other: Black Love (Paines Plough), The Wizard of Oz (musical supervisor, Leeds Playhouse), Peter Pan (Regent’s Park), Woyzeck (The Old Vic). She also works as a composer and orchestrator. Her musical The Little Prince is in development and the EP can be heard on Spotify and other streaming services.
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