Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether or not you're an enthusiast of classical Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the ideal musical selection for you. The awe-inspiring production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in New York, New York. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience! The intriguing narrative of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will undoubtedly have you on the edge of your seat, hoping for a positive resolution.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its outstanding successes. Upon its premiere, it garnered rave reviews and commendation from critics. This devilishly enchanting musical captures the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance 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 fall. Attend for the live performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 31st October 2023!
One measure of a performance's triumph is its haul of Tony Awards, and Hadestown has quite a few. Among 14 nominations it got for the 2019 Tony Awards, the show clinched eight victories, among them the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Additionally, the play was honored with accolades for its enchanting musical score by David Mitchell, the insightful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the innovative scenic design, the noteworthy sound design, the expert lighting design, and the creative orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reshaping of a Hellenic tale, Eurydice is shown as a young woman skilled in navigating on her own in a world where unpredictability, even in climate. Meanwhile, Orpheus is a fervent singer-songwriter filled with feelings. Upon their initial encounter, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, in which Hades transforms his workers into automated drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, and aided by his melodious tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he manages to bringing her back to his dwelling.
The cast is efficient, comprising only 13 members, who stay on the stage for the most of the show. The chorus consists of five cast members, who provide their singing and dancing in the background to heighten the vitality of the songs. Present in the cast the three Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The complete seven-piece band for "Hadestown" plays the entire show while all except the drummer are seen on stage. The central protagonists include the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered praises 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 countless adaptations. However, there's something remarkably current and fresh about the manner in which those stories - those timeless melodies, those poignant ballads - are presented in Hadestown. As it premieres on Broadway, this voyage to the underworld feels as though it's a completely new invention.”
Be set to witness the highly regarded Broadway performance of Hadestown this fall! The event is set to unfold at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 31st October 2023. Seize the opportunity to obtain your tickets without delay before they run out – being a part of this performance is an occasion you won't regret!