Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 1,330 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 (1330)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

96
Must see, Edgy, Great staging, Clever

See it if I love Greek Mythology & this was done in such a clever way. You could feel the actors went above & beyond in their performances.

Don't see it if If you didn’t like the Natasha, Pierre ...Great Comet or if you don’t like Mythology.

92
Refreshing, Exquisite, Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You enjoy original musicals with a unique sound; excellent performances from all members of the cast; spectacular lighting and set design.

Don't see it if You prefer jukebox musicals; you only enjoy happy endings; you want a more traditional broadway sound; you hate Greek mythology.

91
Refreshing, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if An excellent retelling of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. A fresh, ambitious show, with great singing and acting

Don't see it if You don't like any mythology

95
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you're looking for something fresh and new on Broadway, if you enjoy intriguing staging, if you enjoy Greek mythology

Don't see it if you don't enjoy New Orleans/Cajun-inspired music

100
Great staging, Refreshing, Clever

See it if You love jazz music! And want to see a new kind of music with absolutely brilliant music, orchestrations, and staging!

Don't see it if You don't like mythology, and jazz.

89
Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You liked new renditions on old Greek mythologies. You like folk-styled music.

Don't see it if You are more for the classics.

Also The directing choices in this production is rather interesting. Some p... Read more Read less

85
Confusing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are young and adore loud music as the show keeps you well-engaged. See it if you enjoy a dark story with a light touch.

Don't see it if you are not enamoured with a total musical. It is constant song and dance and the story is told through these two.

100
Relevant, Refreshing, Romantic, Riveting, Resonant

See it if you want a refreshing new musical with a brilliant score, phenomenal cast, fantastic storytelling, female-led creative teams. It's powerful.

Don't see it if You don't like sung-through scores or folk/jazz music, you don't like Greek mythology, you don't want to cry your eyes out.

Also Hadestown is one of the best musicals I have ever seen. Anais Mitchell... Read more Read less

100
Intelligent, Riveting, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if A musical that is unique. Great dancing singing scenery and staging. It all comes together for an unforgettable day of theater.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with fantastic messages about how the world could be

95
Ambitious, Refreshing, Riveting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You care about artistry and attention to detail, clever staging, and amazing performances.

Don't see it if It's great. Just see it!

90
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love musicals with the band on the stage, you love stories that are different, you love great staging

Don't see it if you are looking for a happy show, you are looking for a show that is not thought-provoking

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want to see absolutely amazing acting, singing, and story. Great costumes and stage manipulation, as well.

Don't see it if If do not enjoy want to see great singing, acting, and music.

93
Profound, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like to be enveloped in your theater experience. It's thoughtful, romantic and intriguing and pure art to look at.

Don't see it if You simply want/need song and dance - you have to put in some effort for this one.

98
Epic, Great staging, Riveting, Must see, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy beautiful music and a great story and want to see some brilliant staging.

Don't see it if You aren't into new and exciting theatre

98
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Very well performed

Don't see it if If the darkness of Hadestown is upsetting

100
Masterful, Must see, Intelligent, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if You want a show that will challenge you and the times your living. This is not Hamilton, but it’s damn close!

Don't see it if You like Trump and hate musicals. Don’t see it if you don’t like Broadway musicals.

89
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Enchanting, Moving

See it if you like moving performances and visually interesting staging.

Don't see it if you can't stand reimaginings of stories that you already know.

98
Great writing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

See it if You love seeing the best of Broadway Musicals. The staging, singing, dancing, or acting, alone, could tell the story.. FABULOUS.

Don't see it if You don't like Musicals.

Also Every aspect of this show was delightful and exceptional. The story to... Read more Read less

93
Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Fabulous well acted reorientation of the story

Don't see it if You want a toe tapping musical comedy

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

See it if A Love story like no other, Blown away with how great this was. Great retelling of an old story. Go to #broadway_quotes_and_theatre

Don't see it if Just go see it!

73
Overrated, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if Loved Andre DeShields. Great choreography, staging and cast. Almost like seeing a concert; overrated in terms of theater.Audience loved it.

Don't see it if Sometimes hard to understand the voices and words of songs. Sound could be better.

94
Relevant, Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Extraordinary staging, directing, story crafting and singing are your thing. A masterful retelling of tale which although known still was r

Don't see it if You dont want to brave Times Square. Aside from that this is must see musical theatre at its best

94
Bold!, Masterful, Edgy, Clever

See it if You want to be fascinated by an exceptional story supported by exquisite acting and awesome singing/dancing!

Don't see it if You only like canned musicals based on B rated movies.

Also You do not need to know anything about Greek mythology to see the show... Read more Read less

98
Profound, Edgy, Epic

See it if you love something different! The music, plot, choreography, costumes, set, everything is extremely unique.

Don't see it if you have no taste in good theatre?

90
Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if You are interested in a great story with fabulous musical numbers and a modern day twist to a mythical tale.

Don't see it if You are not interested in musicals and do not care for a great story.


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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