‘The Lehman Trilogy’ From Ideas To Sketches To Stage

In this Deadline exclusive, Es Devlin, whose magnificent set for director Sam Mendes’

The Lehman Trilogy is nominated for a Tony Award, presents a series of sketches

and photographs that provide insight into the development of what would become

one of the Broadway season’s most stunning experiences.

From Mendes’ simple handwritten list of guiding principles to early

sketches and subsequent photos, the gallery offers insight into a singular vision.

For each image, Devlin provides a caption that offers background

including an early idea, later discarded, that would have featured a tightrope walker high above the audience.

We are all walkers on the precarious tightrope of ever more complex human systems,” she writes.