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This new musical 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. Hadestown pits nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear.


Walter Kerr Theatre


April 17, 2019


Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, Tom Kirdahy, Carl Daikeler, Five Fates, Willette & Manny Klausner, No Guarantees, Sing Out, Louise! Productions, Stone Arch Theatrical, Benjamin Lowy/Adrian Salpeter, Meredith Lynsey Schade,, Craig Balsam, Broadway Strategic Return Fund, Concord Theatricals, Laurie David, Demar Moritz Gang, Getter Entertainment, Deborah Green, Harris Rubin Productions, Sally Cade Holmes, Marguerite Hoffman, Hornos Moellenberg, Independent Presenters Network, Jam Theatricals, Kalin Levine Dohr Productions, Phil & Claire Kenny, Mike Karns, Kilimanjaro Theatricals, Lady Capital, LD Entertainment, Sandi Moran, Tom Neff, MWM Live, Patti Sanford Roberts & Michael Roberts, Schroeder Shapiro Productions, Seriff Productions, Stage Entertainment, Kenneth & Rosemary Willman, KayLavLex Theatricals, Tyler Mount, Jujamcyn Theaters, The National Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop


Hadestown originated as singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s indie theatre project that toured Vermont, which she then turned into an acclaimed album. Mitchell and her artistic collaborator, director Rachel Chavkin, transformed the show into a genre-defying musical that blends modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz.

Both couples’ stories involve characters drawn from classical mythology. The Orpheus/Eurydice tale has been staged many times—examples include the Gluck opera Orfeo ed Euridice and the film Black Orpheus, among others.


The musical premiered Off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in the spring of 2016, followed by engagements in Edmonton, Alberta and London, before transferring to Broadway.