Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether you're an enthusiast of historic Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the ideal 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 journey! The compelling story of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will undoubtedly have you enthralled, yearning for a better outcome.
The masterpiece known as Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exemplary successes. Upon its grand debut, it garnered glowing feedback and critical acclaim. This devilishly enchanting musical depicts the very essence of the underworld, offering you an occasion to understand and appreciate it beyond the realm of fear. With its fusion of music, lyrics, and story crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this fall. Join us for the live presentation at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Sunday 22nd October 2023!
An indicator of a performance's triumph is its collection of Tony Awards, and this outstanding show has quite a few. Among 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, Hadestown clinched eight victories, among them the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Furthermore, the play received accolades for its captivating music composed by David Mitchell, the masterful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the innovative scenic design, the striking sound design, the expert lighting design, and the artful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reshaping of a ancient Greek tale, Eurydice is depicted as a young woman skilled in coping on her own in a world characterized by unpredictability, even in weather conditions. On the other hand, Orpheus is a ardent singer-songwriter overflowing with sentiments. Upon their first meeting, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, where Hades transforms his workers into unthinking drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his harmonious tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he succeeds in bringing her back to his residence.
The cast is compact, comprising only 13 members, who stay put on the forefront for the bulk of the show. The ensemble consists of 5 cast members, who lend their voices and dance in the background to enhance the vigor of the songs. Included among the actors the three Fates, engaging in song, dialogue, and interaction with the characters. The complete seven-piece band for "Hadestown" performs the entire production while all excluding 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, remarked, “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 centuries, inspiring endless interpretations. However, there's something remarkably contemporary and fresh about the method those stories - those ancient ballads, those poignant ballads - are unveiled in Hadestown. As it debuts on Broadway, this voyage to the realm of the dead feels as if it were a novel creation.”
Be prepared to witness the praised Broadway presentation of Hadestown this fall! The spectacle is planned for at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Sunday 22nd October 2023. Grab the chance to secure your tickets without delay before they disappear – being a part of this production is an event you will not feel sorry!