Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Regardless of whether you're an enthusiast of historic Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the ideal musical choice for you. The remarkable production of HADESTOWN is getting ready to grace the stage in New York, New York. Be prepared for an unforgettable journey! The captivating tale of doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will undoubtedly have you enthralled, hoping for a happier ending.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exceptional achievements. Upon its grand debut, it garnered high praise and accolades from critics. This spellbindingly mesmerizing musical embodies the very essence of the underworld, offering you an occasion to understand and appreciate it more than mere dread. With its blend of music, lyrics, and narrative crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this fall. Be present for the live rendition at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Saturday 11th November 2023!
An indicator of a performance's triumph is its collection of Tony Awards, and the remarkable production has quite a few. From 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, the show clinched eight victories, among them the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Furthermore, the play garnered accolades for its enchanting music composed by David Mitchell, the insightful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the creative scenic design, the impressive sound design, the artful lighting design, and the skillful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reinterpretation of a Greek legend, Eurydice is depicted as a young woman well-versed in navigating on her own in a world characterized by unpredictability, even in climate. On the other hand, Orpheus is a fervent 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 achieves bringing her back to his dwelling.
The cast is small, made up of merely 13 members, who remain on center stage for the bulk of the performance. The ensemble consists of five cast members, who lend their voices and dance in the background to heighten the energy of the songs. Included among the actors the 3 Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The full seven-piece band for "Hadestown" plays the entire show while all with the exception of the drummer are on display on stage. The primary figures encompass the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered commendations 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 numerous versions. However, there's something remarkably current and fresh about the manner in which those stories - those ancient ballads, those poignant ballads - are delivered in Hadestown. As it debuts on Broadway, this voyage to the underworld feels as if it were a novel creation.”
Be set to witness the acclaimed Broadway show of Hadestown this fall! The extravaganza is planned for at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Saturday 11th November 2023. Grab the chance to secure your tickets immediately before they are sold out – coming to see this production is an experience you shall not regret!