Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether you're an enthusiast of ancient Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the optimal musical choice for you. The spectacular production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in New York, New York. Get prepared for an unforgettable experience! The captivating tale of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will definitely have you on the edge of your seat, anticipating a better outcome.
This astounding musical stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its outstanding accomplishments. Upon its grand debut, it garnered rave reviews and commendation from critics. This bewitchingly captivating musical captures the very essence of the underworld, offering you an opportunity to grasp and appreciate it more than mere dread. With its fusion of music, lyrics, and story crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this fall. Attend for the live performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday 2nd November 2023!
The musical Hadestown is no exclusion when it comes to the tragic conclusions that mark a lot of musicals. The initial song decisively declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." Even with its tragic conclusion, "Hadestown" compels attention due to its brilliant cast and well-crafted storyline imbued with a compelling message. The story retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The core plot revolves around the adventure of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their deeply intertwined love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the mastermind behind Hadestown, is responsible for its music, lyrics, and book. Her exceptional talents shine through in her other prominent creations like Young Man in America and Child Ballads. In collaboration with director Rachel Chavkin, Mitchell embarked on a journey to create a reimagined form of the stage production in 2012. This updated rendition included additional songs and dialogue. The transformed theatrical adaptation of the musical, formed under Chavkin's supervision, premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and ran until July 31. The production afterward had performances in Edmonton and London before making its grand arrival on Broadway in March 2019.
The renowned New York Daily News had a wonderful time witnessing the Broadway performance and commented, “America's journey to the underworld is a route best avoided – better to dismount it, dear ones. Don't glance back – it's far too perilous. Instead, search for the flaws in that renowned barrier we're erecting. That's the central theme of "Hadestown," the riveting new Broadway production with a score that emanates from the very depths of the American core. Mixing elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street chaos, this dark tuner was conceived as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the astounding singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
There's no way you can miss out on a musical masterpiece like Hadestown. Its fresh take of the timeless narrative is certain to hold your interest all the way through. With a fusion of musical styles including folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show appeals to a wide spectrum of viewers. During this time of year, get ready to be part of the spectators as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The unforgettable performance is scheduled at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday 2nd November 2023. Don't miss out – grab your seats for Hadestown immediately!