New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 50 critic and 594 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. 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.



100
During previews
Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want to go on a beautiful and emotional journey; it is a highly original mash-up of Greek myths with contemporary overtones. It soars!

Don't see it if Everyone should see it! Just go!

100
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Refreshing

See it if I thought it couldn’t get any better than the off Broadway run... but it did! Stellar all around.

Don't see it if Everyone should!

100
During previews
Exquisite, Relevant, Breathtaking

See it if you want to be dancing in your seat! Fantastic acting, dancing, lighting, set, music, etc. Extremely well thought-out.

Don't see it if I'm having troubles with this one - I think it's exquisite.

100
During previews
Refreshing, Great music, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Refreshing way to tell Greek love story. With great music (feels like New Orleans).

Don't see it if you dislike Greek story/tragedy.

Also I don't feel the love between Orpheus and Eurydice. The cast and music... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Masterful, Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience musical theater at it's best. It grabs you from the first song. Superb cast.

Don't see it if you only like light/traditional musical theater. This is different from anything else on Broadway.

100
During previews
Profound, Exquisite, Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You are looking for an enchanting musical that will completely absorb you. An absolutely beautiful gorgeous show with stunning direction.

Don't see it if If you are looking for light fare or if you dont enjoy sung tjrough musicals.

Also Everything about this show is top notch. The direction however is over... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Riveting, Great singing and dancing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Creative reinterpretation and modernization of Greek myth that makes you want to see it again. A musical experience to treasure and remember

Don't see it if You hate musicals. Can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this.

Also The entire cast is wonderful. So much is going on, you don’t know wher... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want a musical that has real depth, that is different, that takes chances, that is operatic in its goals

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical that is a frothy romantic comedy

Also Among the best theatrical experiences we've had. Hadestown is a folk/r... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Epic, Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see masterfully storytelling & stunning music. I've never seen anything like this and it blew me away.

Don't see it if you hate folk music.

100
During previews
Great singing, Enchanting, Riveting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if This is huge, one of the best musicals. Great music, singing, staging.

Don't see it if Doesn't like musical theatre?

100
During previews
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love original, endearing and heartbreaking musicals! Prepare to be blown away!

Don't see it if You aren’t good at focusing on lyrics and dialogue instead of just watching a big dance number.

99
During previews
Cathartic, Elegiac, Resplendent, Dazzling, Intricate

See it if you appreciate theatricality.

Don't see it if you have no imagination.

Also I think this thing is perfect, but I need a few more days to gather my... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Epic, Masterful, Resonant, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see something otherworldly yet remarkably human & remember how special it can be to share a story with a theatre full of people.

Don't see it if you don't like stories where you already know the ending.

99
During previews
Must see, Resonant, Epic, Dizzying, Exquisite

See it if you love great performance & music & a fantastically done everything. (three days out and I'm still trying to put words to the experience)

Don't see it if You want great character depth, they're banking on myth knowledge I think, but that's my only complaint. It's masterfully presented.

99
During previews
Must see, Resonant, Masterful, Epic, Enchanting

See it if You’re looking for a show with a classic story, and a gorgeous and electric folk score, supported flawlessly with the most stunning visuals.

Don't see it if You’re really really sick of straight people. I can’t blame you, they’re everywhere. But you should still make an exception for these two.(:

98
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want something new. Chavkin's staging is a wonder to behold. The score is gorgeous, the set beautiful, and the cast phenomenal.

Don't see it if You need a traditional musical but I would still suggest giving it a chance.

98
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you're a Greek myth fan, DEFINITELY see this show!! Staging, costume, music...everything is PERFECTLY designed!! A 2019 Broadway HIT!!

Don't see it if People afraid or not able to deal with some light or smoke issue might need to be careful, especially first few rows of orchestra.

98
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Epic, Great staging

See it if you want to see a pair of epic love stories amazingly staged & see great performances, esp. Patrick Page & Amber Gray at top of their game

Don't see it if you'll get bored with a naive hero in Orpheus; you don't like jazzy-folk music

98
During previews
Epic, Relevant, Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you love an epic love story that takes you from high to low to high and back.

Don't see it if you want the perfectly gift-wrapped ending.

98
During previews
Must see, Dizzying, Intense, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy folk music with New Orleans vibes, gorgeous performances, jaw-dropping design, and a story that draws you completely in.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a traditional musical comedy.

Also I went in with high expectations and somehow they were still surpassed... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a masterful, truly unique show. It will astonish you!

Don't see it if you prefer "classically" stage productions (and even then, you should still go!)

Also So much to praise in this production! I went to the 5th day of preview... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite, Great staging, Epic

See it if You enjoy a different theater experience with new music and a great interpretation of a greek classic. Amazin!

Don't see it if You don't like greek tragedy and need to have a happy ending in your shows.

98
During previews
Totally unique, Must see, Mesmerizing, Great music, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a total unique new musical with fantastic jazz/blues/folk/rock music, poet lyrics and riveting performances. So cool!

Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals & are cynical, but then go see it to expand your mind, it’s a beautiful love story, artistic & brilliant.

98
During previews
Must see, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want to see an amazing folk/jazz musical with an extremely talented cast. You want to see a modern, updated Greek tragedy done right.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Greek mythology, folk operas, or something refreshingly different than the usual Broadway fare.

Also The hype is real! If you want to see the next big thing on Broadway an... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Masterful, Ambitious, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like ambitious and innovative shows. This breaks the mold.

Don't see it if you don't like mythical stories that are told brilliantly.



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