Walter Kerr Theatre | New York, New York
Whether you're an enthusiast of historic Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the perfect musical selection for you. The spectacular production of HADESTOWN is getting ready to grace the stage in New York, New York. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience! The captivating tale of ill-fated lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will undoubtedly have you captivated, hoping for a positive resolution.
This astounding musical stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exceptional accomplishments. Upon its grand debut, it garnered high praise and critical acclaim. This devilishly enchanting musical captures the very essence of the underworld, offering you an occasion to grasp and appreciate it beyond the realm of fear. With its composition of music, lyrics, and book crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this winter. Be present for the live rendition at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 29th December 2023!
Hadestown is no outlier when it comes to the melancholic conclusions that characterize numerous musicals. The opening song clearly declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." In spite of its tragic conclusion, "Hadestown" draws interest owing to its exceptional performers and sharp plot infused with a powerful meaning. The narrative 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 intense love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the genius behind Hadestown, is the mind behind its music, lyrics, and book. Her exceptional talents are evident 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 stage play in 2012. This revised rendition included additional songs and dialogue. The altered theatrical adaptation of the musical, formed under Chavkin's supervision, debuted Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and performed until July 31. The production afterward had performances in Edmonton and London before making its grand entry on Broadway in March 2019.
The esteemed New York Daily News had a fantastic time experiencing the Broadway presentation and commented, “America's journey to the underworld is a path best avoided – better to get off it, my children. Don't glance back – it's way too dangerous. Instead, search for the cracks in that famous wall we're constructing. That's the essence of "Hadestown," the exciting new Broadway show with a score that emanates from the very depths of the American soul. Combining elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street chaos, this grim 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 spectacular musical like Hadestown. Its distinctive reimagining of the timeless story is certain to capture your attention all the way through. With a fusion of musical styles including folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show caters to a broad audience. This winter, prepare to be part of the crowd as Hadestown takes the stage in New York, New York! The memorable show is set at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Friday 29th December 2023. Don't let this slip away – secure your tickets for Hadestown immediately!