New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 50 critic and 595 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.



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.

97
During previews
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you love seeing classical myths through the prisms of America's most powerful exports: capitalism, spectacle, and the blues.

Don't see it if you need "traditional" showtunes, story, staging, and performances in musicals.

97
During previews
Must see, Relevant, Masterful, Fantastic music/singing, Extraordinary

See it if Orpheus and Eurydice myth reimagined in an original and brilliant way. Exceptional music and voices. Great choreography and staging.

Don't see it if It's a must-see​.

97
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like musicals: this is all song!

Don't see it if You are focused on one character: I think Orpheus was miscast

97
During previews
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you liked Great Comet/Bands Visit, you like folksy musicals that focus on lyrics & music instead of show-stopping numbers. GREAT performers!

Don't see it if you like more Wicked and DEH. This is a really niche musical that not everyone will like. It's very quiet and focuses on lyrics & character.

Also First and foremost, not everyone will like this. If Wicked, Dear Evan ... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love great theatre.This is a brilliant production:great acting,writing, staging, singing.It's as good as it gets.This is gonna win Tonys

Don't see it if you want bland froth.This show is riveting, fascinating, endlessly entertaining.Great performances,great directing.It is just amazing.

97
During previews
Masterful music, Relevant, Refreshing, Must see, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a great and original piece of musical--strong music writing and masterful staging.

Don't see it if you don't like pub jazz style music and do not care about Greek myth.

97
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Best musical since Hamilton; brilliant imaginative recreation of the Orpheus myth with social justice overtones but focus on love

Don't see it if Like Hamilton mostly sung through with rhyming speech and some may find the more modern overlays difficult- but is so clever and creative

96
During previews
Magnificent staging, singing, writing, etc, Must see, Masterful, Resonant, Enchanting

See it if You want to experience some spectacular theater. Regardless of whether you know the story of Orpheus/Eurydice. Want a breath of fresh air.

Don't see it if You have a rock in the place of your heart. Hate shows based on stories you may have heard before. If you don't want your life changed.

96
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love good theater You enjoy seeing something new and innovative You want to see the next Hamilton

Don't see it if You don't like musicals You don't like something new and innovative

96
During previews
Resonant, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if you love seeing new, innovative, intelligent musicals that expand the art form

Don't see it if you thought Pretty Woman was amaaaaazing

96
During previews
Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to experience musical theatre like you never have before. An incredibly new take on a classic tale.

Don't see it if You're looking for the every day, commercial Broadway experience.

96
During previews
Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Beautiful music, incredible orchestrations and a great story that feels original/new. Everything about this production is stellar.

Don't see it if If you are a fan of musical theatre you should see this show.

96
During previews
Must see, Romantic, Relevant, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate a thought-provoking re-telling of an ancient myth that contains themes that resonate profoundly today.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like non-traditional musical theatre and jazz and blues musical scores.

96
During previews
Riveting, Must see, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you have a pulse. It is THAT good.

Don't see it if I got nothin'...everyone needs to see this show. It is perfection.

96
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Epic, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if you wanted to be wow'ed. This show is absolutely gorgeous beyond works. It has a longggg Broadway run ahead of itself.

Don't see it if you don't like sweeping beauty? This show truly may be my new favorite and I can think of no downsides! Truly spectacular.

96
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Relevant, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you like theatre done effortlessly and are tired of jukebox musicals and shows based on movies. "And for a moment I forget how cold it gets"

Don't see it if you don't like supporting new works or if you want a happy ending. "It's a sad tale, it's a tragedy, but we're gonna sing it anyway."

95
During previews
Great score, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if Fans of shows like The Great Comet and Spring Awakening will probably like this show. Anyone looking for a unique piece of theatre.

Don't see it if If you’re looking for lighter, fluffier, less character driven musicals.

Also In order to fully appreciate this show, you’ll have to understand the ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Romantic, Riveting, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you love a sung-through musical, loved Great Comet, want to see a stunning show by a female creative team, love inventive music

Don't see it if you need the through-line to be in-your-face, want a big tap-dancing ensemble, don't want to be dazzled by innovative theater

95
During previews
Great writing, Must see, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy shows like The Great Comet. The staging is exquisite and the score is one of the best this season.

Don't see it if No reason!

95
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see the front runner for best musical, among other categories. This is brilliant and will be with you long after it’s over.

Don't see it if You want something flimsy and fluff. This show is complex and a must see

95
During previews
Great cast., Beautiful music!, Provocative, imaginary staging., Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Run to see this revolutionary new musical! Do you like mew works that keep you in awe for most of the night? This one has it all.

Don't see it if Mostly sung-through fantastic musicals are not for you? You need a more over-powering love story.

95
During previews
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Its a play that is energetic with great singing and visually engaging. Based on Greek myths. Look up the characters 1st for background

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. Loved it

95
During previews
Refreshing, Must see, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want a completely unique experience. The staging, the lighting, the acting and singing are amazing. I said "wow" out loud several times.

Don't see it if you're looking for a completely new story. While the story may not be new or unique, the way it's told is.

95
During previews
Eternally memorable, Poignant, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience truly beautiful theatrical composition.

Don't see it if You're satisfied with the slew of screen-to-stage productions and don't want to see something original.

Also Besides distracting stiff mannerisms from Reeve Carney, this entire sh... Read more Read less



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