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 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.
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
See it if I saw Hadestown at NYTW and wasn't sold on it. But Hadestown is bigger and better. The plot is more fleshed out, and the staging is grand...
Don't see it if ...Reeve Carney is weak, and the show drags a bit in the middle. But it all comes together in a really beautiful way by the end.
See it if It's a creative reinterpretation of Greek myth - a beautiful, moving, funny/sad piece with outstanding performers [esp DeShields, at 73].
Don't see it if you don't want a musical - this is almost sung-through.
See it if you enjoy beautiful singing and dance; this is a joyful, enchanting show, with great talent onstage & magical stagecraft
Don't see it if you have trouble with strobe lights, don't like music-and-dance-focused pieces, prefer dramas/thought pieces
See it if If you like good music and a classic love story you can't miss with this show.
Don't see it if If you dislike New Orleans style old fashioned jazz music
See it if you like sung-through, indie shows with beautiful and original music. Talented cast and creative staging. Page’s bass is very cool :)
Don't see it if Carney is a miscast. Lacks charisma, and stage presence; no romantic connection to the female lead. Spoils the otherwise perfect casting.
See it if you are looking for musical theater that grabs you and takes you along for the ride. An energetic and committed performance by everyone
Don't see it if you are looking for sedate Delivery is everything here The story is compelling and the acting especially by Hades is great Better 2nd time
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
See it if You're looking for an exciting new musical. It's a modern day telling of a Greek mythology story beautifully staged and performed.
Don't see it if There are holes in the book (a lot of telling not showing) so it would be helpful to know a bit about Greek mythology before seeing the show
See it if You want to see the best new musical of the season. A timeless tragedy meets ode to love. To see Page, Grey and de Shields all brilliant.
Don't see it if You’re not open to another Orpheus retelling that has a few minor slow passages amidst much beauty.
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".
See it if You like folk and jazzy type music, you like to see a musical with it’s own style, you like Greek mythology.
Don't see it if You don’t like jazzy music, you only like traditional musical theater, you need a lot of action in your shows.
See it if If you like stories of Greek tragedy with an updated take. The individual performances are very polished. I liked the music and staging.
Don't see it if If you’re more traditional or if you’re bothered by new musicals. Look up the parents guide if need be. I wanted a tad more from the plot.
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