Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Hadestown, the musical of Greek tragedies brought to you by Walter Kerr Theatre in the city of New York performing, on the Saturday 24th February 2024, Anaïs Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and director Rachel Chavkin’s graceful imagination set in opposition an industrial post-apocalyptic setting against human character, uncertainty versus faith, and terror versus love. Hadestown, dare you to venture, at the bidding of our smooth-tounged Hermes, as he leads all of us and our reckless young hero, Orpheus, deep into the underworld, a land ruled by the cruel King Hades himself. Book your tickets now for Hadestown at Walter Kerr Theatre and see if you can breakout with your soul.
Hadestown is no outlier when it comes to the melancholic conclusions that define a lot of musicals. The opening song clearly declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." Even with its sorrowful finale, "Hadestown" captures attention due to its outstanding ensemble and well-defined storyline infused with a powerful message. The story retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The core focus revolves around the journey of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their deeply intertwined love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the genius behind Hadestown, is credited with its music, lyrics, and book. Her impressive skills are evident 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 reimagined form of the stage production in 2012. This updated rendition included added musical pieces and dialogues. The altered theatrical adaptation of the musical, crafted 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 entry on Broadway in March 2019.
The esteemed New York Daily News had a wonderful time experiencing the Broadway showing and expressed, “America's journey to the underworld is a road best avoided – better to dismount it, dear ones. Don't look back – it's far too perilous. Instead, search for the cracks in that iconic partition we're building. That's the core of "Hadestown," the exciting new Broadway show with a score that emanates from the very depths of the American core. Blending elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street chaos, this dystopian tuner was conceived as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the astounding singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
It's no doubt you can miss out on a theatrical gem like Hadestown. Its distinctive reimagining of the timeless story is guaranteed to capture your attention throughout the entire show. With musical genres ranging from folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show has something for everyone. In this particular season, get ready to be part of the crowd as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The incredible presentation will happen at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Saturday 24th February 2024. Don't let this slip away – reserve your seats for Hadestown right away!