Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 698 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining

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. 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.

Member Reviews (698)


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

Refreshing, Masterful, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if This is the best show I've seen. It grabs you from the start and you don't exhale until it's over. Incredible

Don't see it if I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't like this show.

Overrated, Refreshing, Confusing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you are looking for an original, contemporary show that is not based on a movie

Don't see it if you expect real plot development and character growth or if you don't enjoy having blinding flashing light in your face

Also Given the highly positive reviews, I felt rather underwhelmed. While I... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you are a living human being. This crew has been working for years and they have great chemistry. Ancient Greece is transported today.

Don't see it if your dead

Entertaining, Exquisite, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy bold and innovative theater that pushes the boundaries of what theater can be

Don't see it if you hate theater? There is no reason not to see this show, it has something for everyone

Also Quite simply the most incredible theatrical experience I have had in a... Read more Read less

Great staging, Edgy, Romantic, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like Greek mythology, you like blues/jazz, you like innovative staging/ storytelling

Don't see it if You want to see a brand new story, you don’t like non-traditional musicals

Great singing, Exquisite, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy an engrossing, magical show that will transport you to another place and time. You enjoy a good love story! Great show!!

Don't see it if You don’t care for Cajun, NOLA style jazz, folk music or musical love stories that touch your soul.

Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Edgy, Clever

See it if You love great singing & dancing; you love a hell of a good story (pun intended); you love masterful set design; you love Andre de Shields

Don't see it if mythology scares you.

Edgy, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You enjoy musicals with depth and content.

Don't see it if You are not brave. You will journey with the actors to the Underworld.

Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You already know and love the music, or previously saw it downtown and want to remember how great that experience was. Great singers help.

Don't see it if You want a warm, intimate experience of this sweet little show. It gets lost in the big house. Reeve Carney was a struggle for me.

Also Just to say: this show included the tallest ensemble member I have eve... Read more Read less

Edgy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Fresh new musical talent

Don't see it if You want to leave sad

Slow, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy jazz-folk scores with intelligent lyrics, outstanding direction and production design, and top-notch singing

Don't see it if you prefer plot-heavy or fast-paced shows, or if you dislike male falsetto voices

Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show with music unlike anything else on Broadway. You want the music and story to stick in your head. Amazing cast.

Don't see it if You need a happy ending. You don't like Greek mythology.

Epic, Riveting, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You like folk music, non-traditional theater on a big budget, mythology and storytelling.

Don't see it if If you're merely after fluff, this isn't it. The show makes you work a little and throws a lot of sensory info at you pretty consistently

Enchanting, Must see, Epic

See it if You have the chance. No qualifiers there; this is a beautiful story that anyone can enjoy.

Don't see it if You dislike Reeve Carney or theater.

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You are looking for something unique. I have never seen a show so unapologetically different from the pop musicals of its era. Its masterful

Don't see it if You want to see a "classic musical." It's a very jazzy musical that is uniquely its own and doesnt try to conform to "broadway standards"

Profound, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You can! It is the best musical of this season (not saying a ton).

Don't see it if You are looking for a big classic Broadway spectacle, you do not like alt-folk.

Profound, Must see, Epic, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if I just wanted to stand up and clap along with the seeing. It’s the must see show of the season. Great way to retell mythologiy

Don't see it if if you don’t enjoy a rousing experience don’t go

Great staging, Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like non-traditional musicals with lots of diversity by age, race, etc. and very creative staging and choreography.

Don't see it if you like very traditional, old-fashioned shows.

Relevant, Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Moving take on the Orpheus and Eurydice story with Hades and Persephone stirring the pot. Beautiful score.

Don't see it if you don't like Greek mythology

Profound, Great acting, Clever

See it if You love great music, great staging, mythology, clever storytelling and an emotional musical.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy serious musicals, great music and the Tony Award contender

Entertaining, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a wonderful display of creative and performing talent. This was my favorite musical in years.

Don't see it if i can't imagine any reason someone wouldn't love this.

Also Everyone in the cast was spectacular. Amber Gray's performance in part... Read more Read less

Relevant, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to lifted from what is weighing you down. brilliant score, performances, staging and vocals

Don't see it if you love Mamma Mia

Entertaining, Overrated, Slow, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You want a unique theatre experience. The cast all have amazing voices. I loved the mythology, folky songs and style. Fantastic writing!

Don't see it if You don’t like the album. I listened to the music first and loved it. The hype for the show doesn’t matter if you don’t like the music.

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of Greek mythology, big personalities, musicals, fast moving productions, strong female characters, song driven stories

Don't see it if You need grand sets and pageantry, stories that slowly unfold, not into strong female characters, stories driven by the acting

Great writing, Profound, Refreshing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you are looking for something fresh and new. A brilliant and creative show!

Don't see it if I really have nothing negative to say on this one. Just go see it.

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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