Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Regardless of whether you're an enthusiast of ancient Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the ideal musical choice for you. The spectacular production of HADESTOWN is getting ready to grace the stage in New York, New York. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey! The compelling story of unfortunate lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will certainly have you captivated, hoping for a happier ending.
The masterpiece known as Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its outstanding successes. Upon its grand debut, it garnered glowing feedback and critical acclaim. This bewitchingly captivating musical embodies the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance to appreciate and comprehend 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 Wednesday 11th October 2023!
A way to gauge of a performance's triumph is its count of Tony Awards, and this outstanding show has several. From 14 nominations it earned for the 2019 Tony Awards, Hadestown clinched eight victories, among them the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Moreover, the play received accolades for its enchanting music composed by David Mitchell, the masterful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the ingenious scenic design, the impressive sound design, the masterful lighting design, and the skillful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reinterpretation of a Hellenic legend, Eurydice is shown as a young woman well-versed in coping on her own in a world characterized by unpredictability, even in meteorological patterns. On the other hand, Orpheus is a passionate singer-songwriter brimming with emotions. Upon their first meeting, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, in which Hades transforms his workers into unthinking drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, and aided by his melodious tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he achieves bringing her back to his residence.
The cast is efficient, consisting of just 13 members, who stay on the stage for the most of the show. The ensemble consists of five cast members, who lend their voices and dance in the background to heighten the vitality of the songs. Present in the cast the three Fates, engaging in song, dialogue, and interaction with the characters. The entire 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 include the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered praises 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 thousands of years, inspiring numerous versions. However, there's something remarkably contemporary and fresh about the method those stories - those timeless melodies, those poignant ballads - are presented in Hadestown. As it premieres on Broadway, this voyage to the realm of the dead feels like a newly conceived creation.”
Be prepared to experience the praised Broadway presentation of Hadestown this fall! The spectacle is set to unfold at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Wednesday 11th October 2023. Don't miss out to secure your tickets without delay before they disappear – attending this performance is an experience you won't feel sorry!