Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether 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. Get prepared for an unforgettable journey! The intriguing narrative of doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will certainly have you enthralled, yearning for a happier ending.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exceptional accomplishments. Upon its grand debut, it garnered rave reviews and critical acclaim. This devilishly enchanting musical depicts the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance to understand and appreciate it beyond the confines of fear. With its fusion of music, lyrics, and story crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this winter. Attend for the live presentation at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Sunday 3rd December 2023!
An indicator of a performance's triumph is its count of Tony Awards, and Hadestown has several. Among 14 nominations it earned for the 2019 Tony Awards, Hadestown clinched eight victories, including the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Furthermore, the play received accolades for its captivating music composed by David Mitchell, the skillful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the innovative scenic design, the impressive sound design, the expert lighting design, and the creative orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reinterpretation of a ancient Greek legend, Eurydice is presented as a young woman skilled in navigating on her own in a world characterized by 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 mindless drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his musical tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he achieves bringing her back to his residence.
The cast is compact, comprising only 13 members, who stay on center stage for the bulk of the show. The ensemble consists of 5 cast members, who contribute their vocals and dance in the background to enhance the vigor of the songs. Among the performers are the 3 Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The full seven-piece band for "Hadestown" performs the entire production while all with the exception of the drummer are visible 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, commenting, “When it comes to tales as ancient as time, the narratives of Greek mythology rank among the best, those epic stories of gods and mortals that have been recounted for centuries, inspiring numerous versions. However, there's something remarkably contemporary and fresh about the manner in which those stories - those ancient ballads, those poignant ballads - are unveiled in Hadestown. As it premieres on Broadway, this voyage to the realm of the dead feels as though it's a completely new invention.”
Be prepared to witness the acclaimed Broadway performance of Hadestown this winter! The spectacle is scheduled to take place at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Sunday 3rd December 2023. Seize the opportunity to obtain your tickets right away before they are sold out – coming to see this performance is an experience you will not repent!