Hadestown is a folk-rock opera made for our times. A modern adaptation of two Greek myths, it tells the story of Orpheus, who must journey to the Underworld and bargain with Hades, the god of the dead, for the life of his lover named Eurydice. Set in a bleak and desolate world, the musical features creative industrial sets and modern folk music. Hadestown took a long and circuitous route to Broadway, making it an unlikely and well-deserving success story.
Way Down Hadestown
Hadestown features music, lyrics and a book by the Americana and folk singer named Anais Mitchell. The idea for Hadestown began as a small theater project staged in venues throughout Vermont in 2006. After the end of the initial run, Mitchell continued to experiment with the basic idea and released a concept album for the musical in 2010. With the goal of developing the project into a full musical, Mitchell collaborated with director Rachel Chavkin. Together they added new songs and dialogue to flesh out the concept. In 2016, a full decade after the original project, Hadestown went through a workshop in New York. Due to the popularity of the workshop, productions sprung up in Edmonton and London. Hadestown finally made its Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17th, 2019. The production made significant waves at the 2019 Tony Awards. Out of 14 total nominations, Hadestown took home eight awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role and numerous technical awards. It was also honored by the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards and more.
Where can I buy Hadestown New York tickets?
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Where is Hadestown being performed?
The Hadestown Broadway production is being performed at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Opened in 1921, Walter Kerr is part of the Jujamcyn Theaters group, which is integral to New York’s theater scene in Midtown Manhattan. It was originally known as the Ritz, but the name was changed to honor the New York theater critic named Walter Kerr. The theater has a seating capacity of 918.
Who is part of the Hadestown cast?
The Broadway production of Hadestown stars Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Andre De Shields as Hermes, Amber Gray as Persephone, Eva Noblezada as Eurydice and Patrick Page as Hades. The play also features a large supporting cast, including Jewell Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer and Kay Trinidad as the Fates.
What are the musical numbers for Hadestown?
The first act features the songs "Road to Hell," "Any Way the Wind Blows," "Come Home with Me," "Wedding Song," "Epic I," "Livin’ It Up On Top," "All I’ve Ever Known," "Way Down Hadestown," "A Gathering Storm," "Epic II," "Chant," "Hey, Little Songbird," "When the Chips Are Down," "Gone, I’m Gone," "Wait for Me" and "Why We Build the Wall." The second act includes "Our Lady of the Underground," "Flowers," "Papers," "Nothing Changes," "If It’s True," "How Long?," "Epic III," "Promises," "Word to the Wise," "Hiss Kiss, The Riot," "Doubt Comes In" and several reprises. A cast recording of the Broadway version came out on July 26th, 2019.
What can I expect from a Hadestown performance?
Hadestown features catchy, expressive songs intertwined with a dramatic story in the mold of Greek tragedy and constant narration from the god Hermes. Though the creators had no specific intention to convey a political message, the musical does touch on themes of environmental degradation and the dangers of power. Hadestown is recommended for anyone eight years of age and older.
How long is the performance?
The running time is two hours and 25 minutes. You can enjoy a 15-minute intermission between the acts.
Which musicals are similar to Hadestown?
If you enjoy Hadestown, then you might want to check out other adaptations of the same Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.Back to Top
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