This new Broadway musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today…and always. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. More…
"Hadestown" intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back with a story that pits industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love.
See it if You want to see a truly original take on this classic story with some great moments in what I would call a mixed bag.
Don't see it if You’re expecting something revolutionary or deserving of 14 Tony Award nominations.
See it if Nonstop musical orgasm takes us to the land of the dead. The timeless myth is rendered current with feeling & urgency. Creative staging.
Don't see it if You don't like romantic tragedies or folk-pop-blues music. Plus a political statement on the darkness of Trump's America.
See it if u want to see Chavkin at her creative best, directing a not-quite-heavenly but inventive & ambitious retelling of a Greek underworld romance
Don't see it if u don't have some basic knowledge of Greek mythology; you seek sexual chemistry, character development, rich narrative &/or a classic score.
See it if Greek drama with a New Orleans flavor catches your fancy. Big talented cast including the on stage musicians. Interesting retelling of myths
Don't see it if your taste runs to sparkly upbeat musicals. Ending suggests we will spend more time on hopes and prayers than realizing possibilities.
See it if Deep dive down South to Dixie and beneath with doomed love; and the shadow is king. Onstage folk opera band. Gray is otherworldly talented.
Don't see it if Similar to "Once" albeit a Greek "Once" with memorable sumptious folk opera concert elements and extremely well cast. Enough wall plotpoints
Also Uptown Experimental Broadway.
See it if Absolutely phenomenal singing (the song "Wait for me" was soooo beautiful). Andre de Shields & Reeve Carney are superstars!
Don't see it if May help to quickly read a brief synopsis via Wikipedia if you're not familiar with the story. Such a wonderful musical overall!
See it if a brilliant marriage of contemporary flare with legendary myths; hot & sexy bluesy music; great direction, acting, singing & choreography.
Don't see it if Orpheus could use a stronger actor but Carney is sweet & innocent; you don't like jazz/blues; prefer your stories above ground; must see.
See it if Andre De Shields is a national treasure. He glides across the stage as our guide to the Orpheus & Eurydice myth. Wonderful staging.
Don't see it if Also loved Patrick Page as Hades. His deep voice is just perfect for the part. I liked the music but couldn't understand some of the lyrics
See it if you enjoy a dark story told well, a bit jazzier than the orig NYTW prod. but much higher in energy with a set that tells the story.
Don't see it if classic dark stories are not your thing
See it if you were (or were not) a fan of the NYTW version. That had some kinks to be worked out (miscasting, etc.) that have been remedied here.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of mythology-based musicals & are not willing to set that aside to see a vibrant, beautiful production.
See it if you value smart, strong, strangely-beautiful storytelling; you don’t want to be left out of the hype; are a fan of Amber Gray and company.
Don't see it if intertwining love stories in an Underworld setting and rooted in mythological stories won’t appeal to you; you prefer lighthearted fare.
See it if You want to see a masterpiece in all ways. I want to see it again. So relevant to today’s times.
Don't see it if You want to see an old school musical. This one is so original. I’d say go
See it if you want inventively-staged, poetic-style musical with bluesy/jazzy/rock score telling intertwined Greek myths re love, marriage, & climate.
Don't see it if you're not willing to indulge poetic-type storytelling, or want/expect a more conventional B'way musical.
See it if You want to see a show that is wonderfully different, that makes you rethink what musical theater can be.
Don't see it if You want to see something that's all sing song and smiles.
See it if you want to be completely mesmerized by a theatrical experience. Everything about this show was brilliant and captivating.
Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see this show. It blew me away
See it if you want to see the show that is absolutely going to win best musical at this year's Tony Awards.
Don't see it if you want to see a traditional Broadway Musical.
See it if New Orleans meets Greek Drama, a fantastic set, a retelling of a greek tale, to see a wonderful cast make magic on stage.
Don't see it if Don't like retelling of greek drama, don't like musicals, don't like greek drama. If you're expecting a traditional love story.
See it if you like a musical that not only entertains, but makes you think this brilliant show is for you!
Don't see it if You only like musicals that make you smile.
See it if You want something different. The leads are good (it’s Eva Noblezada!), but it’s about Patrick Page and Amber Gray, which is weird, but good
Don't see it if You need light comedy, don’t like mythology, need catchy pop tunes, or I JUST DON’T KNOW. The music, story, and staging are gorgeous.
See it if Epic story told with great love and care; superb casting top to bottom; multiple instances of tears of joy and sorrow for audience
Don't see it if Basis of story is a self-spoiler - singer-songwriter style may not be to everyone's liking
See it if you want to see the most hyped up show of the season. The acting was great across the board and the production value was off the charts.
Don't see it if you are expecting the next Hamilton. The hype is a little over the top for this show but it is still very good and worth seeing.