Hadestown on Broadway
Hadestown on Broadway Tickets

Hadestown on Broadway Tickets

Walter Kerr Theatre , New York
Mar 22, 2019 -
2h 30m (incl. intermission)

About Hadestown on Broadway

Head way down to see Hadestown, Broadway’s smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical. Created by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, the music of Hadestown blends different genres, like folk, blues, rock, and pop, for a mesmerizing and catchy score. Mitchell, who also wrote the book, teamed up with Rachel Chavkin, director of Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, to transform Hadestown from a concept album into a full-scale stage event.

A reimagined take on famous Greek myths, the show follows Orpheus, a poor musician who falls in love with Eurydice, a lonely girl who also lives in poverty. Eurydice is doubtful of the relationship and eventually agrees to work in the title Hadestown factory, where she’s promised protection, not realizing she’s sacrificing her freedom, too. Orpheus must save her — but Hades won’t make it easy. New York Theatre Guide says of Hadestown, “Going to hell has never been as much fun,” while Variety calls the show “perfectly heavenly.”

Hadestown highlights

The first production of Hadestown began in 2006 as a “DIY theatre project” in Mitchell's home state of Vermont. She then created a concept album of Hadestown, which featured Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, before adapting it for the stage again. The musical premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016, next riding the train to Toronto and London. Hadestown transferred to Broadway in 2019 and has raised hell at the Walter Kerr Theatre ever since.

  • The show won eight Tony Awards. In 2019, Hadestown took home an impressive eight awards out of 14 nominations, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Direction of a Musical.
  • The god Hermes narrates the musical. Anyone unsure about their Greek mythology knowledge doesn’t need to worry — the character of Hermes lays out the characters and setting and comments on the action throughout the musical.
  • The age-old story reflects modern-day themes. Hadestown is many things at once, including an allegory, cautionary tale, and tragic love story. Many themes subtly factor in, such as politics, capitalism, corruption, climate change, and ultimately, hope.
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