Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
This Tony and Grammy Award-winning theatrical show that leads you to hell and back… HADESTOWN is prepared to arrive in New York, New York to fascinate audiences like never before! Immerse yourself in the captivating and lovable story of Orpheus in this amazing live performance. Ever since its award-winning Broadway debut in March 2019, the musical Hadestown has taken an ancient Greek legend of ill-fated young lovers and imbued it with dynamic melodies.
Brace yourself for a night time of wondrous narratives, because Hadestown is ready to come alive at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Saturday 28th October 2023. Recognized as the ‘Best Musical’ at the Tony Awards, the show promises to immerse you within a story which is truly unique. See the exceptional cast embody the powerful theme of this Tony-winning musical right in the locality.
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The musical Hadestown is no exception when it comes to the melancholic conclusions that define numerous musicals. The opening song clearly declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." In spite of its melancholy ending, "Hadestown" compels attention owing to its exceptional performers and sharp plot containing a potent message. The narrative retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The central plot revolves around the adventure of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their closely connected love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the genius behind Hadestown, is responsible for its music, lyrics, and book. Her remarkable abilities come to the forefront in her other notable works like Young Man in America and Child Ballads. In collaboration with director Rachel Chavkin, Mitchell embarked on a journey to create a new iteration of the theatrical piece in 2012. This revised rendition included extra musical numbers and dialogues. The remodeled theatrical adaptation of the musical, formed under Chavkin's direction, premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and performed until July 31. The production later had performances in Edmonton and London before making its grand entry on Broadway in March 2019.
The esteemed New York Daily News had a terrific time attending the Broadway showing and expressed, “America's journey to the underworld is a path best avoided – better to step off it, young ones. Don't glance back – it's far too perilous. Instead, search for the cracks in that renowned barrier we're erecting. That's the essence of "Hadestown," the riveting new Broadway production with a score that originates from the very depths of the American soul. Combining elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street anarchy, this grim tuner began as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the incredible singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
There is no doubt you can miss out on a theatrical gem like Hadestown. Its fresh take of the timeless narrative is guaranteed 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. In this particular season, prepare to be part of the audience as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The memorable show is scheduled at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Saturday 28th October 2023. Don't let this slip away – grab your tickets for Hadestown right away!