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 spectacular production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in New York, New York. Prepare yourself 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 happier ending.
The masterpiece known as Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exceptional successes. Upon its premiere, it garnered high praise and critical acclaim. This spellbindingly mesmerizing musical depicts the very essence of the underworld, offering you an opportunity to understand and appreciate 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 performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Sunday 15th October 2023!
This remarkable production known as Hadestown is no exception 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." In spite of its melancholy ending, "Hadestown" compels attention because of its outstanding ensemble and sharp storyline infused with a compelling lesson. The narrative retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The core focus revolves around the odyssey of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their deeply intertwined love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the creative force behind this astonishing production, is credited with its music, lyrics, and book. Her impressive skills shine through in her other notable works 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 production in 2012. This revised rendition included additional songs and dialogue. The transformed theatrical adaptation of the musical, developed under Chavkin's guidance, debuted Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and performed until July 31. The production afterward traveled to Edmonton and London before making its grand entry on Broadway in March 2019.
The esteemed New York Daily News had a terrific time witnessing the Broadway performance and expressed, “America's journey to the underworld is a route best avoided – better to step off it, young ones. Don't peer backward – it's far too perilous. Instead, hunt for the flaws in that famous wall we're building. That's the central theme of "Hadestown," the exciting new Broadway production with a score that emanates from the very depths of the American soul. Combining elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street disarray, this dystopian tuner originated as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the astounding singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
It's no way you can pass up on a musical masterpiece like Hadestown. Its distinctive reimagining of the timeless story is certain to hold your interest all the way through. With musical genres ranging from folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show appeals to a wide spectrum of viewers. During this time of year, brace yourself for a part of the crowd as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The unforgettable performance is scheduled at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Sunday 15th October 2023. Don't miss out – grab your tickets for Hadestown promptly!