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.
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.
See it if A very good show .great direction and acting. A solid show all the way around. Enjoyable story.
Don't see it if It is more like a concert . Stobe lights bother you, or a concert atmosphere.
See it if Chavkin turns stage into funky wonder; clever songs/fine band; emotional-singing E Noblezada/Eurydice & thundering bass P Page/Hades
Don't see it if at times has feel of dramatized concert; don't feel deep emotion in Orph/Euryd relationship/ending should be devastating but is not
See it if A blend of 100% excellence in storytelling, a salad of musical styles, breathtaking choreography, inspired casting all add up to perfect !!
Don't see it if If you have no interest in seeing the finest show in New York this season ! Not easy to explain how this works but it does and brilliantly !
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.
See it if you a open to a folk opera with a great score that has jazz, blues, and gospel accents
Don't see it if you only like conventional musicals with a chorus line and a happy ending.
See it if Once, Les Miz, Metropolis, Triplets of Belleville, & mythology imagery and jazz, folk, zydeco, BWY musical idioms already intrigue you ...GO
Don't see it if think mythology references are 2 hi-brow, dislike trombone, accordian & turntables, need happy ending, don't want 2 visit hell, are perverse
Also Spectacular evening of music and visual staging
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.
See it if you would like an old story told a new way, great original music, a flavor of the Great Comet but much improved, very well acted and staged.
Don't see it if if you prefer traditional music and staging or would be bothered by characters which breaks the fourth wall.
See it if want to see something truly original. A jazzy, bluesy score;great band; fantastic set; some excellent performances; interesting concept.
Don't see it if not completely convinced by the passion between Orpheus & Eurydice. It's there in word & deed, but somewhat muted in performance.
See it if well-crafted and performed non-traditional musical. some killer performances. very enjoyable music and staging.
Don't see it if could be a bit too "hip" for some who like traditional musicals.
See it if You enjoy beautiful music and singing in a reimagined tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The whole production was inspired.
Don't see it if You want a traditional fluffy Broadway musical. This play has wonderful lyrics, singing, choreography, and spirit.
See it if Unique,original musical using story of Orpheus and Eurydice.The music and band performances are outstanding. Cast sings beautifully.
Don't see it if Mythological stories are not appealing to you. The music, band, and cast performances are better than the musical's book.
See it if you like myths, musicals, folk music, spinning stages, or Eva Noblezada
Don't see it if You don't like your shows with any whiff of allegory or politics (in the broad sense). You demand a kickline.
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.
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
See it if You enjoy folk music with a dash of dixie. Like shows that due to their ritualistic and cyclical nature get better with rewatching.
Don't see it if You dislike concert-musical hybrids. This version of Hadestown is closer to a traditional musical, but it still has the soul of a concert.
See it if You like the fine score and can forgive overly busy staging and some bad acting from the two supposedly romantic leads.
Don't see it if You saw this at NYTW and loved it, as the recasting and restaging has eliminated the charm and emotion of the prior production.
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