New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 50 critic and 442 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.

During previews
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Anais Mitchell is a great talent and this move to Broadway has been upgraded in staging and casting

Don't see it if You don’t want edgy clever resonant musicals and are more comfortable with the mundane and moon/ june rhyme schemes

During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You’re a fan of intelligent musicals. This takes a Greek myth and gives a relevant discussion about modern separation. Beautiful music.

Don't see it if You want a laugh riot, because although there is humor this is a high drama with music.

During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if It's a very interactive, hip, jazzy musical. It's not traditional in that sense. It follows a mythic story and is fun.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals like "Kinky Boots."

During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you liked Comet of 1812. And like Greek mythology

Don't see it if You don’t like following a show, this isn’t the one for you.

During previews
Riveting, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you want to be blown away by an abundance of talent and inventiveness.

Don't see it if you want a fluffy, by the numbers musical.

During previews
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy an exuberant cast singing a great score and dancing beautifully.

Don't see it if you want a story you can relate to. I could appreciate the themes brought out by the story but not the story itself.

During previews
Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you liked Great Comet or Once, somewhat non-traditional shows.

Don't see it if you are looking for a happily ever after, feel good romantic musical. Not happening here.

During previews
Eye-rollingly pretentious

See it if You want a lot of noise, fog, and flashing lights in your face. Talented and attractive cast, three turntables spinning most of the time.

Don't see it if You can't stand men singing in falsetto. You can't stand pseudo-gospel music and you expect a real plot and character development.

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

During previews
Enchanting, Epic, Absorbing

See it if You’re into hauntingly beautiful art and lyrics that stay with you. Amber Gray is a legit goddess.

Don't see it if You’re only into jukebox musicals.

During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Music is engaging and exciting. Casting was perfect.

Don't see it if You hate Mew Orleans style jazz.

During previews
Masterful, Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if We chose HadesTown because of reviews & from the opening scene to the end, this show puts a spell on you and draws you in. Just Amazing

Don't see it if I cannot imagine why not to see it.

During previews
Enchanting, Exquisite, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You love theatre this is new and exciting.

Don't see it if You are not fimilar with the story coming in beforehand.

During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if From the first moment I was totally fascinated by the music, the acting, the staging. It pulls you in and never lets go. Unique and special

Don't see it if Cannot imagine anybody not liking it. A bit like Hamilton, a bit like Natasha and Pierre, very original though

During previews
Epic, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You love mythology, New Orleans soul with a rock opera twist, electric performers, + sets/lighting/costuming to knock your socks off!

Don't see it if you like your Broadway in straight 4/4 time with tap dancing..You could construe the ending as a bummer, rather than hopeful

During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Great show,unusual plot,beautiful music,outstanding dancing and singing,mysterious decorations setup

Don't see it if No reason not to like it

During previews
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love to see something different. The use of a mythological backdrop to a relevant modern setting is engrossing and intelligent.

Don't see it if You want to see a big "princess" musical or jukebox musical.

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