Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 698 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 (698)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

94
Masterful, Clever, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You like a creative interpretation of Greek mythology , great staging, creative and thought provoking entertainment.

Don't see it if You’re with young kids who may not understand the story line.

82
Entertaining, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Absorbing

See it if Moments of the staging are incredible beautiful

Don't see it if You can't take power ballad after power ballad

100
Edgy, Refreshing, Clever

See it if a fun story, great music and songs, hamilton meets greek mythology

Don't see it if drama

38
Slow, Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Looking for something very dark and new way to retell an old story

Don't see it if very slow, did not understand what was going on at the beginning , did not see chemistry between the two young leads , disappointing

Also Over rated. Need to cut about 20 minutes out of it Many times actors j... Read more Read less

100
Great writing, Edgy, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you want to witness musical theatre history

Don't see it if You’re broke

98
Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like singer-songwriter numbers, with orchestration, sets, and lighting that blend in an intimate visual and auditory experience.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional proscenium stage spectacle, with clearly delineated show-tunes, and easily digestible characters and dialogue.

99
Must see, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if Ignore concerns understanding the Greek myth. It's explained simply. Broadway at it's best. Worth way more than the price of admission.

Don't see it if you have no concerns about missing a great show.

100
Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like Greek mythology.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

95
Must see, Epic, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of Greek mythology, tragic love stories, and musicals!

Don't see it if You hate musicals

100
Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see how the world could be (marketing quote, but so true)!

Don't see it if See it!

90
Relevant, Resonant, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love edgy, folksy music. Strong female leads and evocative material. Well built show, with magic moments.

Don't see it if you are looking for a bright and light show. An escape from the toil and churn and time to just forget. Avoid first row if fog stresses.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting

See it if Seriously, André De Shields!

Don't see it if ...Hmm, not sure, just see it!

48
Jejune, Great staging, Great singing, Banal, Indulgent

See it if Great staging/set, Great cast aside from leads, need an hour of explication of Orpheus & Eurydice myth.

Don't see it if you want memorable, intelligent lyrics, like depth to musicals, like leads that can act & sing

Also Audience loved the performance. My wife and I were baffled--worst mate... Read more Read less

100
Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if Absolutely sublime. A must see for musical theatre lovers.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy musicals, skip.

98
Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something fresh, exciting and new. Great music, fantastic acting and a wonderful book. The audience cheered at the end!

Don't see it if You live under a bridge or you only want to see some derivative bad musical remake of an 80's movie.

Also This is the most original fantastic show I have seen in ages. Run, do ... Read more Read less

47
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You like when all of a show’s songs sound exactly the same

Don't see it if You want thoughtful and relatable characters or songs you will leave the theater humming.

95
Relevant, Resonant, Masterful, Stunning, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show that advances the art form.

Don't see it if You don't like good things.

35
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like talented actors and don’t mind an unclear plot requiring narration to tie the story together.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well told story where dialogue and lyrics enhance the experience.

Also I had high expectations for this show, but was unfortunately let down.... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You live on this earth and enjoy a good mythology story

Don't see it if You hate jazz and want to mindlessly see a show that doesn’t stick with you for weeks, even months.

100
Must see, Relevant, Intense, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to be completely entertained. Best musical I of the season. The music is outstanding and grabs your soul.

Don't see it if You aren’t into dark mythology.

99
Riveting, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if If you like score driven original content and are willing to see something edgy that might make you think.

Don't see it if If you like mainstream book musical comedy fare.

90
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if I really liked the plot(book) music The staging and the actors were great. Wonderful voices

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

100
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy fantastic music and charismatic acting. Hadestown is the best show of the 2019 season

Don't see it if you're expecting a Disney-esque musical

100
Great singing, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like good musicals

Don't see it if You don’t like good musicals :)

100
Epic, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love or even just like Greek mythology or if you love jazzy kind of music

Don't see it if No you gotta see it it’s amazing

Also Patrick Page’s Hades is AMAZING. Amber Gray does a fantastic job as we... Read more Read less


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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