Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether or not you're an enthusiast of historic Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the perfect musical choice for you. The spectacular production of HADESTOWN is gearing up to grace the stage in New York, New York. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience! The intriguing narrative of unfortunate lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will undoubtedly have you enthralled, hoping for a better outcome.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exemplary successes. Upon its premiere, it garnered glowing feedback and accolades from critics. This devilishly enchanting musical embodies the very essence of the underworld, offering you an occasion to grasp and appreciate it more than mere dread. With its composition of music, lyrics, and book crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this winter. Attend for the live rendition at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday 11th January 2024!
A way to gauge of a performance's triumph is its haul of Tony Awards, and this outstanding show has quite a few. Among the 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, Hadestown clinched eight victories, including the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Additionally, the production was honored with accolades for its captivating musical score by David Mitchell, the skillful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the ingenious scenic design, the impressive sound design, the artful lighting design, and the creative orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reshaping of a Hellenic story, Eurydice is depicted as a young woman adept in coping on her own in a world characterized by unpredictability, even in climate. Conversely, Orpheus is a fervent singer-songwriter overflowing with sentiments. Upon their first meeting, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, in which Hades transforms his workers into unthinking drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his musical tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he achieves bringing her back to his dwelling.
The cast is small, comprising only 13 members, who stay on the stage for the most of the performance. The chorus consists of five cast members, who lend their voices and dance in the background to enhance the vitality of the songs. Present in the cast the 3 Fates, engaging in song, dialogue, and interaction with the characters. The full seven-piece band for "Hadestown" plays the entire show while all with the exception of the drummer are seen on stage. The primary figures embody the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered accolades on the Broadway rendition, stating, “When it comes to tales as ancient as time, the narratives of Greek mythology rank high, those epic stories of gods and mortals that have been recounted for millennia, inspiring endless interpretations. However, there's something remarkably contemporary and fresh about the manner in which those stories - those ancient ballads, those poignant ballads - are delivered in Hadestown. As it debuts on Broadway, this journey to the underworld feels as though it's a completely new invention.”
Be prepared to witness the praised Broadway presentation of Hadestown this winter! The spectacle is set to unfold at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday 11th January 2024. Seize the opportunity to obtain your tickets immediately before they run out – attending this performance is an experience you will not regret!