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 choice for you. The remarkable production of HADESTOWN is gearing up to grace the stage in New York, New York. Get prepared for an unforgettable journey! The compelling story of doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will certainly have you enthralled, yearning for a better outcome.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its outstanding accomplishments. Upon its premiere, it garnered glowing feedback and commendation from critics. This bewitchingly captivating musical embodies the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance to appreciate and comprehend 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. Join us for the live performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 12th December 2023!
This remarkable production known as Hadestown is no exclusion when it comes to the tragic conclusions that characterize numerous musicals. The opening song decisively declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." Even with its melancholy ending, "Hadestown" compels attention owing to its brilliant cast and well-crafted storyline imbued with a potent lesson. The narrative retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The central plot revolves around the adventure of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their deeply intertwined love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the mastermind behind Hadestown, is credited with its music, lyrics, and book. Her exceptional talents come to the forefront in her other well-known projects like Young Man in America and Child Ballads. In collaboration with director Rachel Chavkin, Mitchell embarked on a journey to create a fresh version of the stage play in 2012. This updated rendition included additional songs and dialogue. The remodeled theatrical adaptation of the musical, crafted under Chavkin's supervision, premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and ran until July 31. The production afterward had performances in Edmonton and London before making its grand entry on Broadway in March 2019.
The esteemed New York Daily News had a fantastic time witnessing the Broadway showing and expressed, “America's journey to the underworld is a road best avoided – better to get off it, my children. Don't glance back – it's far too perilous. Instead, hunt for the fissures in that renowned barrier we're erecting. That's the central theme of "Hadestown," the thrilling new Broadway musical with a score that originates from the very depths of the American core. Combining elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street disarray, this grim tuner began as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the incredible singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
It's no way you can overlook on a musical masterpiece like Hadestown. Its fresh take of the timeless story is certain to capture your attention all the way through. With elements of music spanning from folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show caters to a broad audience. This winter, prepare to be part of the crowd as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The incredible presentation is scheduled at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 12th December 2023. Don't pass this up – grab your tickets for Hadestown promptly!