In Hadestown, your destiny can change at the verse of a song. Come watch the soul-piercing Broadway spectacle LIVE as it continues its open run at the Walter Kerr Theatre! Join lovers Orpheus (Reeve Carney) and Eurydice (Solea Pfeiffer) as they traverse a capitalist underworld in two and a half hours of symphonies, stunning scenes, and classic Greek tragedy. Will their love prevail? Or will it be crushed under the looming heel of industrial oppression? Hadestown is a critically acclaimed Broadway musical directed by Drama Desk winner Rachel Chavkin. It features an original book and score by Anaïs Mitchell, with haunting hits such as “All I’ve Ever Known” and “Way Down Hadestown.” During the 73rd Tony Awards, it won in eight categories, including the revered Best Musical and Best Score distinctions. Tickets are out and burning fast! Book yours now to see Hadestown LIVE at the Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, from Tuesday to Sunday every week.
“A Broadway musical like no other. An epic celebration of music, togetherness, and hope!” – Forbes
A path to paradise or the road to ruin? Find out where the threads of fate will take two star-crossed lovers as Hadestown continues its Broadway run at the Walter Kerr Theatre!
The eight-time Tony Award-winning phenomenon that dragged the world into its fiery pits of musical mayhem prowls forward. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown tells a reimagined myth based on Greek pantheon, with music, lyrics, and book by Anaïs Mitchell. For 2 hours and 30 minutes, audiences will be serenaded by Mitchel’s Grammy Award-winning numbers, including “Wait for Me,” “All I’ve Ever Known,” and “Way Down Hadestown.”
“Reeve Carney is otherworldly. Hadestown takes the best of the genre and fires it into something utterly fresh and undeniably, stirringly now.” – Deadline
“Spellbinding. Hadestown, for a while, makes the whole world forget its troubles.” – Variety
“Hadestown feels like something more intuitive, elemental, and finely woven than a traditional musical.” – The Guardian
Welcome to the underworld! Population: pain. Narrated by Hermes, conductor of souls, Hadestown’s story follows the plights of young Orpheus and Eurydice in the hellishly industrial domain of King Hades. Stricken by debilitating poverty, our two innocent lovers find themselves at an impasse where one strives to hone his craft while the other agonizes about their survival. Eurydice, through the fervent urgency of the Fates, throws herself into Hades’ labyrinthian factory, contracted to work for the rest of her days.
Brave the capitalistic nightmare of the underworld with Orpheus as he embarks on a perilous journey to save his lost love. Hadestown offers a striking aesthetic, featuring devilishly sharp costumes, intricate set pieces, and kaleidoscopic music combining classical jazz and folk opera in silky harmony.
“When I first started working on Hadestown, I really identified with the Orpheus character. I was right out of school, and I was very optimistic and a creative young person coming into the real world. I was up against a lot at that time, both politically and financially. I felt like Orpheus. He is this idealist and dreamer who then is put up against the way the world is,” writer-composer Mitchell relates to the idealistic artist.
Hadestown’s original version debuted in 2006, followed by a two-state tour in 2007 between Vermont and Massachusetts. Unsure about the production’s future, creator Anaïs Mitchell released it in 2010 as a concept album.
In 2012, Mitchell teamed up with future Drama Desk awardee Anaïs Mitchell, developing new songs and dialogue for the show. This second incarnation premiered Off-Broadway in 2016, which led to London and Edmonton productions and, eventually, its Broadway debut in March 2019.
Hadestown’s Broadway opening met resounding acclaim, receiving the most nominations in the 73rd Tony Awards with 14 categories clinched. It won 8, including the highly sought-after Best Musical and Best Original Score awards. It also racked up wins from the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, which include Outstanding New Broadway Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, and Outstanding New Score.
The cast of Hadestown consists of veteran and breakout talents in the theater scene.
- Reeve Carney as Orpheus
- Solea Pfeiffer as Eurydice
- Jewelle Blackman as Persephone
- Tom Hewitt as Hades
- Lillias White as Hermes
- Amelia Cormack, Lindsey Hailes, and Brit West as the Fates
- Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Chibueze Ihuoma, Alex Lugo, and Alex Puette as the Workers
Supporting our stars are dedicated swing performers, including Sojourner Brown, Brandon Cameron, Tara Jackson, Yael “Yaya” Reich, Eddie Noel Rodríguez, and Tanner Ray Wilson.
Beginning September 5, Hadestown will feature Phillip Boykin as Hades and Betty Who as Persephone. The musical–produced by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy–also enlists a team of highly regarded creatives.
- David Neumann – Choreographer
- Rachel Hauck – Scenic Designer
- Michael Krass – Costume Designer
- Bradley King – Lighting Designer
- Nevin Steinberg & Jessica Paz – Sound Designers
- Liam Robinson – Musical Director and Vocal Arrangements
- Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose – Orchestrations/Arrangements
- Ken Cerniglia – Dramaturg
- Jennifer Mullins – Tour Hair Designer
- David Lai – Music Coordinator
- Eric Kang – Tour Music Director
- Whitley Theatrical – Casting
Schedule of shows
- Tuesdays at 7 pm
- Wednesdays at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
- Thursdays at 7 pm
- Fridays at 8 pm
- Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm
- Sundays at 3 pm
Bear witness to the heart-wrenching tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice in this momentous feat of Broadway sensations. Dates are selling out. Book your seats now to see the infernal realm of Hadestown LIVE at the Walter Kerr Theatre in Midtown Manhattan, New York City!