See pop star Betty Who in her Broadway debut now! Come way down to Hadestown on Broadway and see Anaïs Mitchell’s Tony Award-winning contemporary retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice’s tragic tale. Get Hadestown tickets on TodayTix — hell has never sounded so heavenly as at the Walter Kerr, the Hadestown theatre in NYC.
“Going to hell has never been as much fun,” New York Theatre Guide raves of the eight-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The New York Times calls Hadestown on Broadway “state-of-the-art Broadway entertainment.”
Greek mythology meets the Great Depression in the Hadestown musical, a folk opera set in a New Orleans-inspired dive. The musical presents a fresh take on a millennia-old tale: a musician Orpheus, talented enough to charm anyone with a song, takes a dangerous journey to hell to rescue his lover, Eurydice. Their story is interwoven with that of Hades and Persephone, whose hot-and-cold romance makes the seasons change. In Hadestown, hear these stories told with lively (and Grammy-winning) folk and jazz music unlike anything else on Broadway right now.
Feel the power of love and music at this soul-stirring Broadway hit — you'll never want to leave the underworld. Luckily, you don’t have to take as dangerous a journey as Orpheus to go there yourself — get tickets to Hadestown on Broadway on TodayTix.
2h 30m (incl. intermission)
March 22nd, 2019
4K+ reviews on Show-Score
By: Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin
Songs by: Anaïs Mitchell
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Choreography: David Neumann
Producer: Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy
Cast list: Lillias White (as Hermes), Solea Pfeiffer (as Eurydice), Jordan Fisher (as Orpheus), Phillip Boykin (as Hades), Betty Who (as Persephone), Jessie Shelton, Kay Trinidad, Soara-Joye Ross (as the Fates)
Design: Rachel Hauck
Lighting: Bradley King
Costume: Michael Krass
Sound: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz
Other info: Music direction and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia
Wheelchair access, hearing assistance, accessible seating
The titular Hadestown isn’t hell itself, but Hades's soulless factory, which is close enough. When Orpheus descends there, he comes face to face with the ruler of the underworld, who has tricked his underlings into building a wall to keep the world out, and his servants — and Persephone — in. Guiding him along with advice, warnings of danger, and haunting vocals are the messenger god Hermes and the three Fates.
Hadestown has gone on a long and winding journey of its own. The show began in writer Anaïs Mitchell’s home state of Vermont, where she staged the first two productions in 2006 and launched a Vermont-Massachusetts tour of the show in 2007. A concept album followed in 2010, preserving the music when the show’s future was unknown.
Enter Rachel Chavkin, who Mitchell reached out to in 2012 after seeing an early production of the musical Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 directed by Chavkin. Chavkin helped Mitchell rework and refine Hadestown’s songs and book for the stage, and went on to direct the subsequent productions.
Hadestown premiered in 2016 at New York Theatre Workshop, and the show went on to play in Edmonton, Canada in 2017 and at the National Theatre in London in 2019.
Finally, Hadestown was ready to heat up Broadway, led again by Chavkin, premiering in 2019 and earning 14 Tony nominations that year. Hadestown won eight, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical for Chavkin, and Best Original Score for Mitchell.
Greek mythology gets a folksy, jazzy twist at this eight-time Tony-winning Best Musical. The story of the musician Orpheus's journey to the underworld to rescue his lover, Eurydice, takes on new depths of life and emotion in Anaïs Mitchell's show.
Anaïs Mitchell wrote the book, music, and lyrics for Hadestown. The show originated as a small production in Vermont and then a concept album. When Mitchell met director Rachel Chavkin, the two worked together to expand Mitchell's material into a full-length show.
Some of the best-known Hadestown songs include "Wait For Me," "Livin' It Up on Top," "When the Chips Are Down," and "We Raise Our Cups." Hadestown is largely sung-through, so most of the show is delivered in song.
Hadestown is recommended for ages 8 and up. The show does not contain any particular content or language that isn't suitable for young children.
Rachel Chavkin directs Hadestown. She also helped writer Anaïs Mitchell adapt her concept album into the current stage show, and Chavkin won the 2019 Tony Award for directing Hadestown.
Hadestown combines two main Greek myths into one: that of Orpheus and Eurydice, and of Hades and Persephone. The show also features other characters from Greek mythology, like the Fates and the god Hermes.
Hadestown opened on Broadway in March 2019. The musical is now the longest-running show to ever play the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Hadestown was critically acclaimed upon its premiere and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Direction of a Musical. The show provides a fresh, poignant twist on a timeless tale and features a unique folk and jazz score unlike anything else on Broadway.
Hadestown on Broadway is at the Walter Kerr Theatre , which is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.
Hadestown on Broadway runs for 2h 30m (incl. intermission).
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