Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
This Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway production that takes you to a journey through the underworld and back… HADESTOWN is all set to make its way in New York, New York to fascinate audiences in an unprecedented way! Be part of the intriguing and lovable narrative of Orpheus in this spectacular musical event. Ever since its award-winning Broadway debut in March 2019, the show Hadestown transformed an ancient Greek legend about ill-fated young lovers and infused it with exciting melodies.
Prepare yourself for an evening of wondrous stories, as Hadestown is set to take the stage at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Saturday 20th January 2024. Celebrated as the ‘Best Musical’ at the Tony Awards, the production promises to immerse you within a tale that's truly one-of-a-kind. See the exceptional cast embody the powerful message of this Tony-winning musical right in your very own community.
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Hadestown is no exclusion when it comes to the melancholic conclusions that define a lot of musicals. The initial song decisively declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." Despite its melancholy ending, "Hadestown" captures attention owing to its exceptional performers and well-defined plot infused with a potent lesson. The tale retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The central plot 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 responsible for its music, lyrics, and book. Her exceptional talents shine through in her other well-known projects 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 enhanced rendition included additional songs and dialogue. The altered theatrical adaptation of the musical, formed under Chavkin's direction, premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and performed until July 31. The production subsequently toured Edmonton and London before making its grand arrival on Broadway in March 2019.
The esteemed New York Daily News had a terrific time witnessing the Broadway presentation and commented, “America's journey to the underworld is a path best avoided – better to get off it, dear ones. Don't look back – it's much too hazardous. Instead, seek for the cracks in that iconic partition we're erecting. That's the essence of "Hadestown," the exciting new Broadway show with a score that originates from the very depths of the American soul. Combining elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street disarray, this dark tuner originated as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the incredible singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
There's no doubt you can pass up on a musical masterpiece like Hadestown. Its fresh take of the timeless story is certain to engage you throughout the entire show. With elements of music spanning from folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show caters to a broad audience. In this particular season, prepare to be part of the spectators as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The unforgettable performance will happen at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Saturday 20th January 2024. Don't pass this up – reserve your tickets for Hadestown promptly!