Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether or not you're an enthusiast of historic Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the perfect musical choice for you. The awe-inspiring production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in New York, New York. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience! 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 exceptional achievements. Upon its premiere, it garnered rave reviews and accolades from critics. This devilishly enchanting musical captures the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance to understand and appreciate it more than mere dread. With its blend of music, lyrics, and narrative crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this fall. Join us for the live rendition at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 27th October 2023!
This remarkable production known as Hadestown is no outlier when it comes to the tragic conclusions that mark numerous musicals. The opening song decisively declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." In spite of its tragic conclusion, "Hadestown" compels attention due to its exceptional performers and well-defined plot infused with a powerful lesson. The tale retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The central focus revolves around the odyssey of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their closely connected love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the creative force behind this astonishing production, is the mind behind its music, lyrics, and book. Her exceptional talents shine through 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 new iteration of the theatrical piece in 2012. This updated rendition included extra musical numbers and dialogues. The remodeled theatrical adaptation of the musical, formed under Chavkin's guidance, premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and performed until July 31. The production later had performances in 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 expressed, “America's journey to the underworld is a route best avoided – better to step off it, young ones. Don't glance back – it's much too hazardous. Instead, seek for the cracks in that iconic partition 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 soul. Combining elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street anarchy, this dystopian tuner originated 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 musical masterpiece like Hadestown. Its distinctive reimagining of the timeless narrative is certain to engage you from start to finish. With a fusion of musical styles including folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show has something for everyone. This fall, brace yourself for a part of the spectators as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The memorable show is scheduled at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 27th October 2023. Don't miss out – reserve your tickets for Hadestown immediately!