Stefano Massini triumphs at the 2022 Tony Awards with his Lehman Trilogy - iO Donna

Un incredible triumph that of Stefano Massini and his Lehman Trilogy which wins five awards out of eight Tony Award nominations: best play, best direction with the English Sam Mendes, best lighting design and best scenography, best leading actor with the English Simon Russell Beale.

Stefano Massini

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The triumph of Stefano Massini

For the first time in history, the Tony Awards saw the nomination first and then the victory of an Italian author at the Oscars of the Theater and of Broadway Musicals. Stefano Massini’s play will become a tv series produced by Domenico Procacci for Fandangoe by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures.

«An immense joy! There are no words to define it in another way “ Massini commented with emotion at the end of the award ceremony. “After two years of pandemic, being here in New York to receive the Tony Award, on a legendary evening at Radio City Music Hall, is an unprecedented experience: the first time an Italian playwright has won the Tony Award,” he said. the Florentine writer and playwright.

Lehman Brothers debut at Strehler with Luca Ronconi

Stefano Massini

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“And let all this happen with Lehman Brothers it’s wonderful for me, “he added, his voice broken by emotion. «It is a text that represents me a lot – he continued – it represents my story, my idea of ​​theater. A ride of 160 years of history, of the economy. This evening is legendary because it also represents confirmation that the theater can deal with big things, it must not only move on small stories. Even great stories have the right to get on stage “concluded Massini,

The theatrical debut of Lehman Trilogy it took place in 2013 at Come’die de Saint-E’tienne in Saint-E’tienne in Frenchwhile the the Italian premiere took place in 2015 at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, under the direction of Luca Ronconi (with the sets designed by Marco Rossi). An incredible success with audiences and critics that continued to be represented in Europe – first in London and Madrid, then in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria – until reaching the Nederlander Theater in New York in 2021.

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Stefano Massini

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Stefano Massini is the living Italian writer most represented on stages around the world, translated into twenty-four languages. In 2015, after the great success of his triptych directed by Luca Ronconi, he was appointed artistic consultant of the Piccolo Teatro of Milan. His novel Something about Lehman (Mondadori, 2016), translated in various countries, it was one of the most acclaimed books of recent years (Campiello Selection award, SuperMondello award, De Sica award and now the Prix Médicis and the Prix Meilleur Livre Étranger in France). The second novel of him is The interpreter of dreams (Mondadori, 2017).


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