New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 50 critic and 470 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Enchanting

About the show

This new Broadway musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today…and always.  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.

Excruciating, Slow, Overrated, Banal, Disappointing

See it if Can't recommend to see. The best part is the enthusiastic performances of the actresses and actors.

Don't see it if Underdeveloped characters, thin plot, slow moving filler songs,

Slow, Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Looking for something very dark and new way to retell an old story

Don't see it if very slow, did not understand what was going on at the beginning , did not see chemistry between the two young leads , disappointing

Also Over rated. Need to cut about 20 minutes out of it Many times actors j... Read more Read less

Insipid, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You are young and/or have little education, or if you don't go a lot to the theater and have little comparative experience.

Don't see it if You are a little more sophisticated and educated than the average citizen. Many scenes were too long, the music very average.

Also This was essentially a disappointing show, having seen over 50 Broadwa... Read more Read less

Jejune, Great staging, Great singing, Banal, Indulgent

See it if Great staging/set, Great cast aside from leads, need an hour of explication of Orpheus & Eurydice myth.

Don't see it if you want memorable, intelligent lyrics, like depth to musicals, like leads that can act & sing

Also Audience loved the performance. My wife and I were baffled--worst mate... Read more Read less

Overrated, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You like when all of a show’s songs sound exactly the same

Don't see it if You want thoughtful and relatable characters or songs you will leave the theater humming.

Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like talented actors and don’t mind an unclear plot requiring narration to tie the story together.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well told story where dialogue and lyrics enhance the experience.

Also I had high expectations for this show, but was unfortunately let down.... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Banal, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You have nothing else to see

Don't see it if Dont like mythology or sung-through shows

Cast & Creatives (7)