New in 2019 A folk opera that offers a new interpretation of Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain his true love, Eurydice. Begins March 22nd.
From the producers: "Hadestown" follows two intertwining love stories - that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone - as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back. Anaïs Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Rachel Chavkin's poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, "Hadestown" delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience. Welcome to the intriguing and beautiful world of "your next musical theater obsession"(Vogue).
Audience Note: This production contains strobe-like effects throughout.
"Hadestown" began as a 2010 folk opera concept album of the same name by singer-songwriter and musician Anaïs Mitchell. Mitchell sought out Tony-nominated director Rachel Chavkin ("The Great Comet") in 2012 to develop the album as a stage production. In the transition from concept album to stage musical, Mitchell wrote an additional 15 songs and added dialogue to clarify the story line and deepen characterization.
"Hadestown" electrified audiences with its 2016 world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop before receiving its Canadian premiere at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre in 2017. The musical then had a critically acclaimed run at London's National Theatre prior to its Broadway premiere.