Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether or not you're an enthusiast of ancient Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the perfect musical choice for you. The remarkable production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in New York, New York. Get prepared for an unforgettable journey! The captivating tale of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will undoubtedly have you on the edge of your seat, anticipating a positive resolution.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its outstanding achievements. Upon its premiere, it garnered rave reviews and accolades from critics. This bewitchingly captivating musical depicts the very essence of the underworld, offering you an opportunity to understand and appreciate it more than mere dread. With its fusion of music, lyrics, and story crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this fall. Attend for the live rendition at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 13th October 2023!
One measure of a performance's triumph is its haul of Tony Awards, and the remarkable production has a good number of. Among the 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, Hadestown clinched eight victories, including the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Furthermore, the musical garnered accolades for its mesmerizing music composed by David Mitchell, the masterful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the innovative scenic design, the noteworthy sound design, the expert lighting design, and the artful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reinterpretation of a ancient Greek legend, Eurydice is depicted as a young woman adept in surviving on her own in a world filled with unpredictability, even in weather conditions. Meanwhile, Orpheus is a fervent singer-songwriter overflowing with sentiments. Upon their initial encounter, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, where Hades transforms his workers into mindless 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 abode.
The cast is efficient, made up of merely 13 members, who remain on the forefront for the majority of the performance. The choir consists of five cast members, who provide their singing and dancing in the background to heighten the vigor of the songs. Present in the cast the three Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The entire seven-piece band for "Hadestown" delivers the full performance while all with the exception of the drummer are seen on stage. The main characters encompass the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered commendations on the Broadway rendition, stating, “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 thousands of years, 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 journey to the underworld feels as though it's a completely new invention.”
Be ready to be a part of the praised Broadway presentation of Hadestown this fall! The event is scheduled to take place at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 13th October 2023. Grab the chance to obtain your tickets right away before they run out – coming to see this performance is an event you will not regret!