Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Be prepared for all you’ve ever known to be shaken by the huge story of Hadestown - a world where people live and gods overshadow all life. Buy your tickets today! The Walter Kerr Theatre will be presenting the tale of Hadestown in its lavish setting, allowing you to soak up the journey of Orpheus and Eurydice, Hades and Persephone. How will mortal Orpheus survive as he fights to save his love, Eurydice, from the grip of Hades and his domain? Discover what will happen in Hadestown, where gods control and people barely function and guarantee your tickets now! Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 16th February 2024 is not to be missed.
An indicator of a performance's triumph is its haul of Tony Awards, and the remarkable production has quite a few. Out of 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, the show clinched eight victories, including the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Additionally, the musical garnered accolades for its mesmerizing musical score by David Mitchell, the skillful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the ingenious scenic design, the striking sound design, the expert lighting design, and the skillful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reimagining of a Hellenic story, Eurydice is presented as a young woman well-versed in navigating on her own in a world characterized by unpredictability, even in meteorological patterns. On the other hand, Orpheus is a passionate singer-songwriter filled with feelings. Upon their first meeting, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, where Hades transforms his workers into unthinking drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his musical tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he manages to bringing her back to his abode.
The cast is small, made up of merely 13 members, who stay on center 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 vitality of the songs. Included among the actors the three Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The entire seven-piece band for "Hadestown" performs the entire production while all excluding 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 praises 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 numerous versions. However, there's something remarkably modern and fresh about the method those stories - those timeless melodies, those poignant ballads - are presented in Hadestown. As it premieres on Broadway, this voyage to the realm of the dead feels like a newly conceived creation.”
Be prepared to experience the acclaimed Broadway performance of Hadestown this winter! The extravaganza is scheduled to take place at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 16th February 2024. Don't miss out to obtain your tickets right away before they are sold out – being a part of this show is an occasion you won't repent!