Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 702 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 (702)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining
91
Avg Score

92
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

92
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.

100
Stunning, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want to see an innovative, daring, thrilling piece of theater

Don't see it if If you don’t like small sets, New Orleans style jazz or Greek mythology

Also This might be one of the best shows I have ever seen - and I see a lot... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Enjoy jazz music and love stories.

Don't see it if You disklike jazz and love stories.

92
Riveting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Like shows that are unique, different, and mostly song through. Great acting and singing. Wonderful score and set

Don't see it if you don't like modern musicals, don't like mostly sung through shows

100
Must see, Resonant, Masterful, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for an exciting evening of terrific writing, music, acting, staging. Wonderful cast. Beautiful production. Haunting tale.

Don't see it if You're looking for a super simple story or bubble gum. This ain't no juke box musical... not that there's anything wrong w/ that.

90
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Several great voices, great choreography, well conceived....I wanted more

Don't see it if Dont see it if you despised reading Edith Hamilton's mythology....or maybe be sure to see it if you did.

86
Slow, Lush, Great staging, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if You like beautiful performances, epic staging and jazzy music.

Don't see it if You want a sparkly, happy musical. Plot can be a little confusing and slow at times

35
Pretentious, Slow, Overrated, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if You just LOOVE folky ballads with insipid lyrics, manipulative storytelling a la Spielberg and banal Brooklyn hipster lead characters

Don't see it if You hate folky ballads with insipid lyrics, manipulative storytelling a la Spielberg and banal Brooklyn hipster lead characters

99
Must see, Great singing, Riveting, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You want to be swept away into a beautiful, heart wrenching story with music that will stay with you and voices for the GODS! Bring tissues!

Don't see it if You prefer a classic show with glitz and glamor. Hadestown is beautiful, but gritty and it is not your traditional Broadway musical.

96
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Love Greek mythology with a twist!

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals..

98
Riveting, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want a stunning night of musical theater, where the music captures you, the staging envelops you, and the show amazes you.

Don't see it if You hate musical theater, you hate Greek mythology, you want something very light that requires no thought, or you hate theater.

81
Overrated, Unimpactful, Great staging, Great singing, Epic

See it if you love greek mythology, you liked the Mary Zimmerman play *Metamorphoses*, or you really want to see the latest, hottest show on Broadway.

Don't see it if you are not easily moved, it doesn't sound like something you would see if it weren't so popular, or you can wait for the first revival.

Also I have a history of being underwhelmed by shows that get a lot of rave... Read more Read less

96
Epic, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy new and original works of art, incredible falsetto and incredible acting.

Don't see it if You dislike folk music/ less traditional broadway musicals

100
Profound, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate gorgeous, incredible theater. Hadestown is near-theatrical perfection. It's stunning and riveting and all around incredible.

Don't see it if You don't like mythology, or you want something light and fluffy.

100
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if I loved this show. The singing was fabulous and the acting was great! It was a meaningful experience and I wanted more!

Don't see it if If you are not into anything pertaining to mythology, however just ignore that part and see it.

100
Masterful, Epic, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want something unlike other shows. Inspired crafted story telling through music & incredible stage design, holds your complete attention

Don't see it if you dislike Greek mythology, moving stage and need a HEA.

100
Delightful, Edgy, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like to be so caught up in a story and music that time and the outside works has stopped. Brilliant performances and great writing, etc.

Don't see it if You like typical formula musicals. This one will be too avant-garde for you..

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of new, next. This show has the potential to develop a cult following similar to Hamilton. It has some great moments.

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional Broadway musical with catchy tunes, production numbers, sets and costumes. This is a darker ride.

Also I really enjoyed this production and had been anticipating it's Broadw... Read more Read less

94
Entertaining, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if A show for anyone who believes in love and a song which can change your fate. Cleverly written and entire ensemble works like a clock

Don't see it if For those who might not believe in love and the power of music. Really not sure how one would not enjoy this musical

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intense, Edgy, Epic

See it if One of the best shows I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot! Lol the staging is unbelievable, and getting to watch Tim Hughes, what a hottie!!

Don't see it if There’s no reason not to see it!!

91
Must see, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if The staging, the songs, the actors, the performances...just wonderful!

Don't see it if Hmmmm....You don't like musical theater. It's a must see!!! So much fun.

100
Must see, Resonant, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you like amazing music, masterful technical elements, and original takes on classic stories.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

100
Exquisite, Great staging, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like beautiful singing and creative staging.

Don't see it if Liked Dear Evan Hansen over Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

100
Riveting, Epic, Must see, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if This show’s set, costumes, lighting, and sound are all well thought out. The show can really leave someone with awe in a refreshing way.

Don't see it if People may turn away from this masterpiece if they’re not into jazzier sounds.


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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