Hadestown (Broadway)
Open run 2h 30m
Hadestown (Broadway)

Hadestown (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(4064 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

Winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical, this is a new twist on the classic Greek myth.

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60 Reviews | 3 Followers
Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Like Greek tragedy/ mythology with a twist.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical theater.

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like plays that hold your attention from the second they start until the end. The music, the actors, the story was just wow

Don't see it if you dont like Greek tragedies or incredible musicals.

51 Reviews | 7 Followers
Enchanting, Great singing, Masterful, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you like Greek myths, amazing singing, cool set design

Don't see it if your tastes are more traditional broadway

86 Reviews | 9 Followers
Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy the classic Greek tragedy, beautiful music. Simple and effective stage and choreography.

Don't see it if You don’t like abstract, sad, heavy musicals.

77 Reviews | 27 Followers
Must see, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You like myth, love, good music. Sublime cast! It was beautiful.

Don't see it if Don’t miss it! Read more

74 Reviews | 10 Followers
Brilliant, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the best musical on Broadway currently playing since Hamilton opened.

Don't see it if if you don't want to see the best musical on Broadway currently playing since Hamilton opened.

138 Reviews | 29 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if want to see a truly wonderful American Musical with powerful singing, wonderful choreography and great staging.

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious non-musical drama

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love Greek Mythology and a new take on tales

Don't see it if You are looking for glitz and glamour

Critic Reviews (50)

The New York Times
April 17th, 2019

CRITIC'S PICK “The sumptuous, hypnotic and somewhat hyperactive musical...Chavkin and her creative team have saved ‘Hadestown’ on its way uptown by turning it into something very much warmer...The story is clearer...’Hadestown,' even with the heat turned up, is still a somewhat abstract experience...Mitchell develops her larger themes mostly through metaphor. This can get tiring; even though so much of what happens happens beautifully."
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Time Out New York
April 17th, 2019

“Mitchell’s fizzy, moody, thrilling new musical....Although the narrative has gained some bulk since 'Hadestown’s' Off Broadway run, it is still wight-thin...Yet somehow that hardly matters: ‘Hadestown’ sweeps you up in its atmospherics and in the intensity of its eco-Marxist vision of solidarity and the liberating potential of art...Most important, it has Mitchell’s score: a joyful combination of folk, pop, Dixieland and blues that will make you want to rehear it as soon as the lights come up.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 17th, 2019

“’Hadestown’ has arrived...And its current manifestation feels lush, vigorous, and formally exciting, not to mention witchily prescient...As an intricate and gorgeous feat of songwriting, as a vehicle for dynamite performances, as a visionary long-term collaboration and a courageous experiment with form, ‘Hadestown’ is cause for celebration...Mitchell’s lyrics are image-rich and clever, her tunes exhilarating...Page and Gray are the twin sensations of the show.”
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 17th, 2019

“A seamless theatrical experience, this beguiling, virtually sung-through musical is notable for the expressive beauty of its score, the dark imagination of its stage pictures and the clarity of its storytelling. Performed by a first-rate cast and played with spirited feeling by seven onstage musicians, it arrives on Broadway with a furnace-like blast of creativity...Though it ends on a note of desolate loss, this spellbinding musical sends you out on a high."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 17th, 2019

“As far as tales as old as time go, the stories of Greek mythology are pretty high up there...But there’s little that feels old or stately about the way those stories are told in ‘Hadestown’...With a journey to the underworld that feels like it sprung forth as something entirely new...And while the second act slows down at points, as the story builds toward that fated journey back to the surface, ‘Hadestown' is a trip to Hell that’s dark and tragic but spellbinding all the same.”
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April 17th, 2019

"With its earthly delights more or less intact, this perfectly heavenly musical should stick around for a while....Although the production has lost some of the electricity that goes with playing in the round, Chavkin...has done a super job of adapting this pretty thing for a proscenium stage...The world on top looks a bit like New Orleans...But the real action happens in hell, depicted here by the entire company in a rousing number, 'Way Down Hadestown,' that could make the dead dance.”
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The Wall Street Journal
April 17th, 2019

“Hadestown” isn’t perfect, but it’s so fresh that you’ll gladly look past its forgivable flaws and savor the kaleidoscopic stylistic variety of Ms. Mitchell’s score...Mitchell’s down-home score is the incontestable star of the show...Mitchell’s songs are beautiful but undramatic...Chavkin’s endlessly varied direction and Neumann’s dances help to keep things on the move...Would that ‘Hadestown’ were a bit shorter, too, but there’s no point in fussing over a show as rich as this one.”
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The Observer
April 17th, 2019

“The cast is rich with charismatic worthies...Less fruitful is Carney’s Orpheus...But that’s a minor quibble compared to the structural hurdles Chavkin & Co face: the theatrical flimsiness of the source, and the limitations of pop songs in a theatrical context...The sameness of the sonic landscape grows monotonous. The plot is just circling; we’re no closer to the characters...Many talented people worked on it, and there are a dozen lovely songs, but I wish they were in a better package.”
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