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 Friday 24th May 2024, Anaïs Mitchell’s enthralling melodies and director Rachel Chavkin’s expressive imagination pit an industrial post-apocalyptical setting versus human will, doubt against faith, and fright versus love. Hadestown, dare you to venture, at the bidding of our silver-tounged Hermes, as he leads all of us and our irrational young hero, Orpheus, deep into the underworld, a dominion ruled by the callous King Hades himself. Get your tickets now for Hadestown at Walter Kerr Theatre and see if you can escape with your soul.
A way to gauge of a performance's triumph is its haul of Tony Awards, and Hadestown has a good number of. Among the 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, the show clinched eight victories, including the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Additionally, the play was honored with accolades for its enchanting music composed by David Mitchell, the insightful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the ingenious scenic design, the impressive sound design, the artful lighting design, and the artful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reimagining of a Hellenic story, Eurydice is presented as a young woman well-versed in surviving on her own in a world characterized by unpredictability, even in meteorological patterns. Meanwhile, Orpheus is a ardent singer-songwriter filled with feelings. Upon their first meeting, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, in which Hades transforms his workers into mindless drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his musical tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he succeeds in bringing her back to his dwelling.
The cast is compact, consisting of just 13 members, who stay put on the forefront for the bulk of the show. The chorus consists of 5 cast members, who provide their singing and dancing in the background to heighten the vigor of the songs. Among the performers are the three Fates, who sing, converse, and interact with the characters. The complete seven-piece band for "Hadestown" delivers the full performance while all excluding the drummer are seen on stage. The central protagonists embody the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered accolades on the Broadway rendition, stating, “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 countless adaptations. However, there's something remarkably contemporary and fresh about the method those stories - those timeless melodies, those poignant ballads - are presented in Hadestown. As it premieres on Broadway, this journey to the underworld feels as if it were a novel creation.”
Be set to experience the highly regarded Broadway performance of Hadestown this spring! The extravaganza is scheduled to take place at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 24th May 2024. Don't miss out to obtain your tickets immediately before they are sold out – being a part of this show is an occasion you shall not regret!