Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether you're an enthusiast of classical Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the optimal musical choice for you. The remarkable production of HADESTOWN is gearing up to grace the stage in New York, New York. Be prepared for an unforgettable journey! The captivating tale of unfortunate lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will definitely have you captivated, hoping for a happier ending.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its outstanding achievements. Upon its grand debut, it garnered glowing feedback and commendation from critics. This devilishly enchanting musical embodies the very essence of the underworld, offering you an occasion to understand and appreciate it more than mere dread. With its fusion of music, lyrics, and story crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this fall. Be present for the live rendition at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 24th November 2023!
This remarkable production known as Hadestown is no outlier when it comes to the melancholic conclusions that characterize numerous musicals. The opening song emphatically declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." Despite its melancholy ending, "Hadestown" captures attention due to its outstanding ensemble and sharp storyline imbued with a compelling message. The tale retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The main plot revolves around the adventure of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their intense love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the mastermind behind Hadestown, is responsible for its music, lyrics, and book. Her impressive skills 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 enhanced rendition included extra musical numbers and dialogues. The remodeled theatrical adaptation of the musical, developed under Chavkin's guidance, premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and ran until July 31. The production subsequently traveled to Edmonton and London before making its grand arrival on Broadway in March 2019.
The New York Daily News had a terrific time attending the Broadway performance and expressed, “America's journey to the underworld is a path best avoided – better to get off it, young ones. Don't glance back – it's much too hazardous. Instead, search for the flaws in that renowned barrier we're constructing. That's the core of "Hadestown," the thrilling new Broadway production 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 astounding singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
There is no way you can overlook on a theatrical gem like Hadestown. Its fresh take of the timeless story 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. During this time of year, 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 Friday 24th November 2023. Don't let this slip away – secure your tickets for Hadestown promptly!