Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether you're an enthusiast of historic Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the perfect musical selection for you. The remarkable production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in New York, New York. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience! The compelling story of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will definitely have you enthralled, yearning for a positive resolution.
This astounding musical stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exemplary achievements. Upon its grand debut, it garnered high praise and commendation from critics. This devilishly enchanting musical depicts the very essence of the underworld, offering you an opportunity to appreciate and comprehend 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 winter. Be present for the live rendition at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 22nd December 2023!
A way to gauge of a performance's triumph is its count of Tony Awards, and this outstanding show has a good number of. From the 14 nominations it got for the 2019 Tony Awards, Hadestown clinched eight victories, including the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Additionally, the musical garnered accolades for its enchanting music composed by David Mitchell, the masterful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the creative scenic design, the noteworthy sound design, the expert lighting design, and the artful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reinterpretation of a ancient Greek tale, Eurydice is presented as a young woman well-versed in navigating on her own in a world where unpredictability, even in climate. Meanwhile, Orpheus is a ardent singer-songwriter filled with feelings. After their first meeting, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, in which Hades transforms his workers into mindless drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his melodious tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he achieves bringing her back to his abode.
The cast is small, comprising only 13 members, who stay put on the stage for the majority of the performance. The choir consists of five cast members, who contribute their vocals and dance in the background to heighten the vitality of the songs. Present in the cast the 3 Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The entire seven-piece band for "Hadestown" plays the entire show while all except the drummer are on display on stage. The main characters include the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered commendations on the Broadway rendition, remarked, “When it comes to tales as ancient as time, the narratives of Greek mythology rank at the top, those epic stories of gods and mortals that have been recounted for centuries, inspiring endless interpretations. However, there's something remarkably current and fresh about the method those stories - those ancient ballads, those poignant ballads - are delivered in Hadestown. As it premieres on Broadway, this trip to the underworld feels as though it's a completely new invention.”
Be ready to be a part of the highly regarded Broadway presentation of Hadestown this winter! The extravaganza is set to unfold at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 22nd December 2023. Seize the opportunity to procure your tickets immediately before they disappear – attending this performance is an occasion you won't repent!