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 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.
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.
See it if You like your Broadway with an indie/folk/cajun vibe. The harmonies are innovative and incredible. The voices are stunning.
Don't see it if You want a fully coherent plot. There are so many layers of metaphor here that it's hard to tease out exactly what the message is.
See it if Creative reinterpretation and modernization of Greek myth that makes you want to see it again. A musical experience to treasure and remember
Don't see it if You hate musicals. Can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this.
See it if You love folk music. If you saw it at NYTW, the new version has more character depth and neat choreography and is worth re-seeing.
Don't see it if you're looking for something naturalistic; this is over the top in the tradition of greek theater.
See it if You really want to be in for a treat! Fantastic and new! Cast, staging, music is great! So different from anything out there.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a musical adventure! Or are into traditional musicals. Give this show a try. Won’t be disappointed.
Also I would see this again! The music is so melodic!
See it if You want to see a truly spectacular staging of a classic Greek myth. Music, sets, costumes, presentation are all A plus!
Don't see it if You want to see a more conventional play. This is very different from anything I'd seen before. Story told completely in verse.
See it if you want to see a masterfully staged production ("Wait for Me" is truly breath-taking) about grief, loss, letting go... and also politics?
Don't see it if you love Trump and want to build walls, or you can't get behind a show removing the violence from the Hades/Persephone origin story
See it if you like musicals with innovative staging of mythical proportions with a top-notch cast, choreography and music. Beautifully executed!
Don't see it if you think building a wall is a great idea. Orpheus actor is weaker than other cast, including his love interest, Eurydice - no chemistry!
See it if You want a beautiful and simple evening at the theatre filled with a beautiful score, haunting staging, and great performances.
Don't see it if You don't like Great Comet, Spring Awakening or After Midnight because in a strange way this felt like the love child of those three.
See it if You're ready to be blown away by a perfect cast/director/lights and costumes. It was a really fun evening.
Don't see it if I was in row G, house right and it was cold. Cold for the entire show, which is why I gave this an 85 instead of 100. Also, it's long.
See it if Best show since HAMILTON! Run & buy tickets. It's smart, sexy, clever & completely engaging. Music & cast are outstanding. Fresh & exciting.
Don't see it if You dislike dark comedies and original haunting musicals. If you don't like Greek mythology, you probably won't like this either.
See it if You need a breather from big spectacles. You are intrigued by a bluesy/hipster take on a classic Greek myth. The songs are fantastic.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a traditional musical. The set is fairly minimal. Dialogue’s not great. Some characters aren’t fully fleshed out.
See it if You enjoy mythology and creatively unconventional musicals. The score is difficult to put in a genre. Not really rock or show tunes.
Don't see it if You want a show to engage you emotionally as well as intellectually.
See it if you want to see an amazing folk/jazz musical with an extremely talented cast. You want to see a modern, updated Greek tragedy done right.
Don't see it if you're not interested in Greek mythology, folk operas, or something refreshingly different than the usual Broadway fare.
See it if Run to see this revolutionary new musical! Do you like mew works that keep you in awe for most of the night? This one has it all.
Don't see it if Mostly sung-through fantastic musicals are not for you? You need a more over-powering love story.
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