Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 1,330 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining

About the show

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

Based on Anaïs Mitchell's concept album, this musical won eight Tony Awards plus the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2020. Hadestown is a poetic interpretation of two Greek myths: Orpheus and Eurydice; and Hades and Persephone. The indomitable Andre de Shields narrates the show as Hermes, weaving the tales of two pairs of lovers together with jazzy grit, flair, and tenderness.

Member Reviews (1330)


Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining
Avg Score

Original, Emotional, Relevant, Slow, Disappointing

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.

Also Maybe my expectations were too high but this just didn’t live up to wh... Read more Read less

Moving, Great singing, Romantic, Exquisite, Enchanting

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.

Hollow, Uneven score, Slightly disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious

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.

Also A first-rate cast (except for a woefully miscast Reeve Carney as Orphe... Read more Read less

Dark, Ambitious, Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining

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.

Romantic, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

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.

Intense, Great lighting, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you are curious to see the show that won best musical in 2019. Amazing stars and ensemble, wonderful singing, great costumes, lighting.

Don't see it if you want something cheerful and if you'd prefer to see something where the actors speak (this is all sung). Long (2 1/2 hours w/intermission

Also I think this is one of those shows that will grow on me after having s... Read more Read less

Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

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!

Amber gray!!, Great acting & singing, Great writing, Great staging, Exciting

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.

Sublime, modern musical take on ancient myth

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

Quirky, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite

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

Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like good musicals with characters you care about.

Don't see it if you don't like dark stories.

Overrated, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

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.

Also The additions of André De Shields & Reeve Carney were definite upgrade... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Must see, Great staging

See it if you're looking for a show that doesn't feel like a traditional old fashioned musical.

Don't see it if you'd prefer a big, splashy musical.

Magical coalescence of the creative team and cast, Riveting, Emotionally-engaging, Hypnotizing, Magnificent

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.

Also Inventive, innovative, illuminating of human and mythic tropes of love... Read more Read less

Clever, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Musical with great staging and set.

Don't see it if This Greek tragedy

Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

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

Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

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.

Beautiful music, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see, Epic

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

Also Believe all the hype about Hadestown. It was phenomenal! Every aspect,... Read more Read less

Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see the best musical of the year! It deserves everything!

Don't see it if NOTHING, just run and see it.

Intelligent, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if Perfectly conceived and produced show. Mesmerizing in energy and performance. Knock out cast.

Don't see it if See it.

Great writing, Delightful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

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.

Great writing, Great singing, Romantic, Exquisite, Ambitious

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.

Ambitious, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

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.

Riveting, Refreshing, Exquisite, Great writing, Great singing

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.

Also We were lucky enough to have seen this at the NYTW, on a freaky night ... Read more Read less

April 17th, 2019
“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 d...
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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...
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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 wi...
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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 mus...
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