Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether you're an enthusiast of ancient Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the ideal musical selection for you. The spectacular production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in New York, New York. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience! The captivating tale of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will certainly have you captivated, yearning for a positive resolution.
The masterpiece known as Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exceptional accomplishments. Upon its premiere, it garnered glowing feedback and accolades from critics. This spellbindingly mesmerizing musical depicts the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance to understand and appreciate it beyond the realm of fear. With its composition of music, lyrics, and book crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this fall. Be present for the live performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 14th November 2023!
This remarkable production known as Hadestown is no exclusion when it comes to the melancholic conclusions that define many musicals. The initial song clearly declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." Despite its melancholy ending, "Hadestown" compels attention because of its outstanding ensemble and well-crafted storyline imbued with a powerful meaning. The story retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The core focus revolves around the journey of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their intense love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the mastermind behind this astonishing production, is the mind behind its music, lyrics, and book. Her impressive skills are evident in her other prominent creations 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 altered theatrical adaptation of the musical, formed under Chavkin's guidance, debuted Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and performed until July 31. The production afterward had performances in Edmonton and London before making its grand arrival on Broadway in March 2019.
The renowned New York Daily News had a fantastic time experiencing the Broadway showing and enthused, “America's journey to the underworld is a path best avoided – better to get off it, young ones. Don't glance back – it's much too hazardous. Instead, hunt for the cracks in that famous wall we're building. That's the core of "Hadestown," the thrilling new Broadway show with a score that resonates from the very depths of the American core. Combining elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street chaos, this dark tuner began as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the incredible singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
There is no way you can overlook on a musical masterpiece like Hadestown. Its unique reinterpretation of the timeless story is certain to hold your interest throughout the entire show. With musical genres ranging from folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show caters to a broad audience. This fall, prepare to be part of the audience as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The incredible presentation will happen at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 14th November 2023. Don't miss out – secure your tickets for Hadestown promptly!