Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether you're an enthusiast of historic Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the optimal musical choice for you. The remarkable production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in New York, New York. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience! The compelling story of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will definitely have you captivated, anticipating a better outcome.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exemplary achievements. Upon its grand debut, it garnered rave reviews and accolades from critics. This devilishly enchanting musical depicts the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance to grasp and appreciate 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. Be present for the live presentation at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 15th December 2023!
One measure of a performance's triumph is its haul of Tony Awards, and the remarkable production has several. Out of the 14 nominations it earned for the 2019 Tony Awards, the show clinched eight victories, including the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Furthermore, the production was honored with accolades for its enchanting music composed by David Mitchell, the skillful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the creative scenic design, the striking sound design, the artful lighting design, and the skillful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reinterpretation of a ancient Greek tale, Eurydice is depicted as a young woman adept in surviving on her own in a world characterized by unpredictability, even in climate. On the other hand, Orpheus is a fervent singer-songwriter brimming with emotions. Upon their first meeting, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, where Hades transforms his workers into mindless drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his harmonious tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he achieves bringing her back to his residence.
The cast is small, consisting of just 13 members, who stay put on the stage for the bulk of the show. The ensemble consists of 5 cast members, who provide their singing and dancing in the background to boost the vigor of the songs. Included among the actors the 3 Fates, combining singing, conversation, 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 accolades 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 countless adaptations. However, there's something remarkably modern and fresh about the method those stories - those ancient ballads, those poignant ballads - are delivered in Hadestown. As it debuts on Broadway, this journey to the underworld feels like a newly conceived creation.”
Be prepared to be a part of the highly regarded Broadway show of Hadestown this winter! The spectacle is planned for at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 15th December 2023. Don't miss out to secure your tickets right away before they run out – coming to see this production is an event you will not repent!