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 gearing up 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 definitely have you on the edge of your seat, anticipating a positive resolution.
The masterpiece known as Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exceptional achievements. Upon its grand debut, it garnered rave reviews and accolades from critics. This bewitchingly captivating musical embodies the very essence of the underworld, offering you an opportunity to appreciate and comprehend it beyond the realm of fear. With its composition of music, lyrics, and book crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this winter. Join us for the live performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 2nd January 2024!
A way to gauge of a performance's triumph is its collection of Tony Awards, and Hadestown has quite a few. Among the 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, the show clinched eight victories, among them the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Moreover, the play was honored with accolades for its enchanting 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 artful lighting design, and the creative orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reshaping of a Greek tale, Eurydice is presented as a young woman adept in navigating on her own in a world filled with unpredictability, even in weather conditions. Meanwhile, 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 automated drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, with the assistance of his melodious tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he achieves bringing her back to his residence.
The cast is small, consisting of just 13 members, who stay on center stage for the majority of the show. The choir consists of 5 cast members, who lend their voices and dance in the background to boost the vigor of the songs. Included among the actors the 3 Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The complete seven-piece band for "Hadestown" performs the entire production while all except the drummer are seen on stage. The primary figures encompass 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 thousands of years, inspiring countless adaptations. However, there's something remarkably modern and fresh about the manner in which those stories - those timeless melodies, those poignant ballads - are unveiled in Hadestown. As it debuts on Broadway, this journey to the underworld feels like a newly conceived creation.”
Be prepared to witness the highly regarded Broadway performance of Hadestown this winter! The spectacle is set to unfold at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. Don't miss out to procure your tickets right away before they run out – coming to see this show is an occasion you won't feel sorry!