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 ideal musical selection for you. The remarkable production of HADESTOWN is getting ready to grace the stage in New York, New York. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience! The intriguing narrative of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will undoubtedly have you enthralled, anticipating a happier ending.
Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its outstanding accomplishments. Upon its grand debut, it garnered rave reviews and accolades from critics. This bewitchingly captivating musical captures the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance to appreciate and comprehend 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. Attend for the live presentation at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 28th November 2023!
A way to gauge of a performance's triumph is its haul of Tony Awards, and this outstanding show has quite a few. Among 14 nominations it earned for the 2019 Tony Awards, the show clinched eight victories, including the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Additionally, the musical garnered accolades for its mesmerizing musical score by David Mitchell, the skillful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the innovative scenic design, the noteworthy sound design, the artful lighting design, and the artful orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reshaping of a Greek story, Eurydice is presented as a young woman adept in navigating on her own in a world where unpredictability, even in weather conditions. On the other hand, 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 automated drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his harmonious tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he manages to bringing her back to his residence.
The cast is efficient, consisting of just 13 members, who remain on the stage for the majority of the performance. The chorus consists of 5 cast members, who provide their singing and dancing in the background to enhance the vitality of the songs. Among the performers are the 3 Fates, combining singing, conversation, and interaction with the characters. The full seven-piece band for "Hadestown" plays the entire show while all with the exception of the drummer are visible on stage. The main characters include the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered accolades on the Broadway rendition, commenting, “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 thousands of years, inspiring endless interpretations. However, there's something remarkably contemporary and fresh about the manner in which those stories - those ancient ballads, those poignant ballads - are delivered in Hadestown. As it debuts on Broadway, this voyage to the realm of the dead feels like a newly conceived creation.”
Be ready to experience the praised Broadway performance of Hadestown this fall! The extravaganza is planned for at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Tuesday 28th November 2023. Seize the opportunity to obtain your tickets immediately before they run out – coming to see this production is an event you shall not repent!