Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 701 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 (701)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

98
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if It has great music, innovative staging and a great cast.

Don't see it if You don’t like Greek mythology

98
Ambitious, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like inventive scores and epic folk and soul music.

Don't see it if You need character development and something beyond an archetypal mythology.

100
Resonant, Masterful, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you like epic performances with high calibre production value. This show is the real deal.

Don't see it if you don't like shows entirely sung through. Not much dialogue.

90
Great acting, Entertaining, Romantic, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy artistic interpretations of mythology. You are a fan of New Orleans style jazz music. You want an all around enjoyable experience.

Don't see it if You are expecting a full orchestra.

65
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if I appreciate creative new shows (especially musicals) coming to Broadway.

Don't see it if Unfortunately, this one is overhyped. The storyline is thin and could use more dialogue. There are a handful of good songs but mostly the

Also Music becomes monotonous. The whole show drags.....it had potential bu... Read more Read less

100
Gorgeous, Innovative, Great staging, Must see, Resonant

See it if you want to experience a new take on the interaction between beautiful music and mythology. Add in an enchanting cast and incredible sets.

Don't see it if you don't like to be told an absorbing musical story or have no imagination.

100
Masterful, Epic, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love creative, artistic pieces of theatre. There’s very few shows that have absorbed me like Hadestown. It’s a work of art.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more mainstream. No bells and whistles here.

95
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Amazing show. It is captivating from the moment it started. Creative, artistic, and thought provoking. Wonderful music.

Don't see it if This is not a classic feel-good musical. It will make you think so if you do not want to think, this is not for you.

97
Resonant, Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love Greek mythology and great dancing, singing and staging

Don't see it if You have no background knowledge of Greek mythology

95
Intelligent, Must see, Edgy, Clever

See it if you are ready to be amazed by passion, great singing and emotion.

Don't see it if you're crazy. This is a must see show.

83
Refreshing, Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if This is an unusal show. Story line is a bit odd, but the singing,dancing and colorful set decoration make this real fun to see.

Don't see it if The storyline on this show is a bit hard to follow, and it can be a challenge to connect the dots.

100
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you want a poetic, emotional, personal take on a classic story.

Don't see it if you're dead. Otherwise you should see it.

100
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want an evening filled with amazing songs and incredible performances by some pretty wonderful performers.

Don't see it if You want a standard "by the book" musical with a happy ending and all of the bells and whistles.

53
Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You want to stretch your imagination and get a new perspective

Don't see it if You are a fan of traditional Broadway musicals

100
Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love New Orleans Jazz, great dancing, acting and singing, clever inventive staging, and an emotional story.

Don't see it if You’re a total traditionalist and don’t like something new and different.

91
Must see, Great singing, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like creative storytelling, brilliant staging and beautiful singing.

Don't see it if You don’t like Greek mythology.

100
Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Really enjoyed the show left singing the tunes.Acting was great.

Don't see it if Wouldn’t recommend for young children

90
Refreshing, Great staging, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like something different

Don't see it if You like big Broadway musicals

100
Absorbing, Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if An exquisite work of art. Profound and moving . Creative and innovative production on a classic tale.

Don't see it if ...You want a fluff musical. It has a dark side.

100
Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if want to see an incredible

Don't see it if you dont like broadway

100
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Perfect show!! Amazing costumes, staging, choreography, everything. Love the blend of mythology and theatre. Definitely a must see!!

Don't see it if You want a light comedy (typical musical)

100
Great singing, Great writing, Must see, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if You love Greek mythology with a twist, love tragic love stories, and music that makes you move.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and dance numbers.

70
Pretentious, Confusing, Overrated, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you're into the hot ticket in town, modern take on classic theater, good jazz music... and you already know the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice

Don't see it if you don't like New Orleans style jazz, don't want to work so hard to keep from getting lost in a confusing story

80
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like allegories, catchy music based on New Orleans jazz, Amber Grey and Patrick Page with amazing chemistry

Don't see it if You need well-developed characters.

100
Thought-provoking, Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You love theatre. You want to be inspired. You love music.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical. You don't like to feel things.


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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