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.



95
During previews
Intelligent, Must see, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like Greek mythology and gorgeous shows that take your breath away!

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

95
During previews
Enchanting, Masterful, Riveting, Resonant, Romantic

See it if I love this double love story based on Greek mythology. The music is amazing and stays with you long after the show ends.

Don't see it if I love the diverse and incredible cast-and the clever staging. I recommend seeing from Mezzanine--even more interesting to see "down".

Also I saw this in London and loved it so much I have been counting the day... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Resonant, Great direction, Must see, Great writing, Epic

See it if mythic musicals of love and fate thrill you. It's so brilliant even tragedy becomes triumph. A perfect cast. Hadestown is heaven on Earth!

Don't see it if you hate musicals. Go to Hadestown! You'll enjoy it. It's mind-blowing to know it was written in 2010. #Prophetic

95
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if the myth of Orpheus and Erudice, told as a honkytonk musical. spectacular performances and fun staging.

Don't see it if don't see it if you don't like jazz & blues. don't see it if you're a strict classicist who thinks the original text is sacrosanct.

95
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you enjoyed "Once', "Great Comet", "Spring Awakening".

Don't see it if you don't like something a little off-beat and quirky.

95
During previews
Must see, Profound, Great writing, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you are a fan of Greek mythology; like songs with folklore / Southern / jazz influences; you appreciate great singing and stagingI

Don't see it if you the above does not sound appealing to you

95
During previews
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Epic, Absorbing

See it if Wow! This is a super unique and gorgeous show. The performances are incredible and the music is exceptional. Go see this!

Don't see it if If you don't like brilliant and gorgeous theater.

95
During previews
Entertaining, Dizzying, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you like great singing, staging and a captivating story. Very Great Comet-ish, with jazz too.

Don't see it if you want a simple singular character focused play, or if you hate musicals.

95
During previews
Relevant, Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Old stories presented in a new light, marvelous music, dynamic staging, stirring and heart breaking, beautiful designs

Don't see it if Only avoid this show if you absolutely must have a Hollywood happy ending. And even then, you probably should go anyway.

Also I absolutely loved this show. It might be my favorite new musical in t... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Must see, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Modern take on an ancient Greek myth, with exceptional performances, direction and music.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musical theater or straight plays

95
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Clever

See it if GREAT MUSIC - Andre De Shields (THE WIZ) is back and FANTASTIC - clever retelling of classic tals / staging wonderful

Don't see it if you don't like musicals...you don't like jazz / zydeco music (think Once)...

95
During previews
Masterful, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if For a genuinely original musical experience with soul & polish in equal measure. New Orleans jazz style X Greek myth of Orpheus & Eurydice

Don't see it if You want a more “traditional” song & dance Broadway

Also Props to Rachel Chavkin & Anais Mitchell on this gorgeous, refreshing ... Read more Read less

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

See it if you love musicals. All of it is great - cast, music, staging. Such a magical night.

Don't see it if I'm having a hard time thinking of who wouldn't like the show - I suppose it may not be your taste if you prefer jukebox or movie musicals

95
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you appreciate fresh, new, modern musicals; if on-stage bands, strong ensembles and turn tables appeal to you.

Don't see it if you're only into classical musicals.

95
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the best new musical on Broadway. You loved Comet of 1812 [I did] this is in some ways better due to the concise story line.

Don't see it if You want to see the same old, same old musical; you loved FROZEN or Pretty Woman - this isn't for you.

Also It's brilliant - I didn't give it a 100 because I don't believe anythi... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Riveting, Enchanting, Relevant, Profound

See it if you want a fresh show with relevant themes to today's issues, with an amazing cast and staging.

Don't see it if you don't like modern takes on Greek tragedies or are looking for a traditional broadway musical.

Also This show was a beautiful piece of art with catchy songs and intense a... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Refreshing, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you enjoy creative, unique musical theater. Well-balanced and absorbing. Rachel Chavkin and Anais Mitchell create a memorable experience.

Don't see it if you only enjoy traditional musical theater

95
During previews
Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love a classic love story told by a multitalented ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You want a conventional musical.

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

See it if You love a different kind of musical, with great music and great staging.

Don't see it if You need a happy ending, aren't familiar with Greek myths.

94
During previews
Absorbing, Slow, Resonant, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to check out what is BOUND to be a musical sensation. The best new musical of the season!

Don't see it if You don't like unconventional theater or musicals...or mythology

94
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if you love and appreciate innovation and brilliance in a musical - great performances, staging, score -- fantastic!

Don't see it if you are not open to a new, compelling experience

94
During previews
Edgy, Strong cast, Exciting, Fresh, Original

See it if you appreciate new and innovative works. Principals and ensemble all wonderful. Music is great. This is a must see!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or only want to see the classics.

Also This was truly an exciting night of theater. It's hard to believe that... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Based on greek myth of hades persephone orpheus and eurydice, Great voices and singing, Great set, Great choreography

See it if The set is like an after hours New Orleans folk, blues, and jazz club. Orpheus with his song intends to restore disrupted seasons.

Don't see it if Indentured coal miners/wall builders are property of Hades, the mine owner. Mine illuminated under a pentagram of ominously swinging lights.

Also Hades whips up his minions: “The enemy is poverty / And the wall keeps... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are into a modern day musical of the Greek tragedy Orpheus and Eurydice with novel songs, great performances and great staging.

Don't see it if If you like traditional musicals and don’t mind missing a wonderful evening’s entertainment

93
During previews
Enchanting, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You like to see updated stories that still have resonance.

Don't see it if You like only original stories told exactly the same way.



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