Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
book your seat before it’s too late to see the impressiveness that is Hadestown. Save Thursday 11th April 2024 in your diary for your date with The Fates at Walter Kerr Theatre, New York, New York. ready yourself to be spelled by the story of deceipt and love, spending the evening with The Fates and Hermes as they steer you through the saga of Orpheus, Eurydice, Hades and Persephone. The deception of Hades as ruler of Hadestown and his love for the goddess Persephone entwines lives and changes fortunes. Can two mere humans stand against this? watch for yourself and book your tickets straight away for Hadestown on Thursday 11th April 2024 AT Walter Kerr Theatre, a musical that should be seen live.
A way to gauge of a performance's triumph is its collection of Tony Awards, and the remarkable production has quite a few. Out of the 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, Hadestown clinched eight victories, among them the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Moreover, the musical was honored with accolades for its captivating music composed by David Mitchell, the insightful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the innovative scenic design, the impressive sound design, the masterful lighting design, and the artful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reshaping of a Hellenic legend, Eurydice is presented as a young woman skilled in surviving on her own in a world where unpredictability, even in meteorological patterns. Conversely, Orpheus is a passionate singer-songwriter filled with feelings. Upon their initial encounter, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, where Hades transforms his workers into automated drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his musical tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he manages to bringing her back to his abode.
The cast is compact, comprising only 13 members, who remain on the stage for the bulk of the performance. The choir consists of 5 cast members, who contribute their vocals and dance in the background to heighten the energy of the songs. Among the performers are the 3 Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The entire seven-piece band for "Hadestown" delivers the full performance while all excluding the drummer are seen on stage. The main characters 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 at the top, those epic stories of gods and mortals that have been recounted for centuries, inspiring countless adaptations. However, there's something remarkably modern and fresh about the method those stories - those ancient ballads, those poignant ballads - are presented in Hadestown. As it premieres on Broadway, this trip to the underworld feels as though it's a completely new invention.”
Be set to be a part of the highly regarded Broadway show of Hadestown this spring! The event is scheduled to take place at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday 11th April 2024. Grab the chance to secure your tickets without delay before they disappear – coming to see this production is an experience you will not repent!