Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Hadestown, the musical of Greek myths brought to you by Walter Kerr Theatre in the city of New York showing, on the Sunday 21st April 2024, Anaïs Mitchell’s captivating melodies and director Rachel Chavkin’s poetic imagination set an industrial post-apocalyptic setting versus human will, doubt versus belief, and fear versus love. Hadestown, dare you to venture, at the bidding of our silver-tounged Hermes, as he steers us and our irrational young hero, Orpheus, deep into the underworld, a kingdom ruled by the ruthless King Hades himself. Purchase your tickets now for Hadestown at Walter Kerr Theatre and see if you can get out with your soul.
This remarkable production known as Hadestown is no outlier when it comes to the tragic conclusions that characterize numerous musicals. The opening song emphatically declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." In spite of its melancholy ending, "Hadestown" compels attention owing to its exceptional performers and well-crafted storyline infused with a powerful message. The story retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The main plot revolves around the journey of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their closely connected love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the mastermind behind this astonishing production, is the mind behind its music, lyrics, and book. Her exceptional talents come to the forefront 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 theatrical piece in 2012. This revised rendition included added musical pieces and dialogues. The transformed theatrical adaptation of the musical, developed under Chavkin's supervision, premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and performed until July 31. The production subsequently had performances in Edmonton and London before making its grand arrival on Broadway in March 2019.
The New York Daily News had a terrific time witnessing the Broadway performance and expressed, “America's journey to the underworld is a path best avoided – better to dismount it, young ones. Don't look back – it's much too hazardous. Instead, hunt for the fissures in that renowned barrier we're constructing. That's the essence of "Hadestown," the thrilling new Broadway musical with a score that originates from the very depths of the American core. Mixing elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street anarchy, 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 miss out on a spectacular musical like Hadestown. Its unique reinterpretation of the timeless narrative is certain to engage you from start to finish. With elements of music spanning from folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show appeals to a wide spectrum of viewers. This spring, brace yourself for a part of the spectators as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The memorable show will happen at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Sunday 21st April 2024. Don't pass this up – reserve your tickets for Hadestown promptly!