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 This is probably the most original new show on Broadway at the moment, will be getting lots of Tony nominations
Don't see it if A bit heavy and dark (but it is about death). I felt very anxious watching it.
See it if you want to see what I think will be the "next big thing" on Broadway - get tickets now. Super enchanting, great storytelling, great staging
Don't see it if You don't like sung-through musicals, or modern re-telling of ancient myths.
See it if You want to experience some spectacular theater. Regardless of whether you know the story of Orpheus/Eurydice. Want a breath of fresh air.
Don't see it if You have a rock in the place of your heart. Hate shows based on stories you may have heard before. If you don't want your life changed.
See it if You want to see an original show beautifully directed, performed, staged with fresh, melodic music with some stand out talent on the stage.
Don't see it if If you don’t like a musical with little dialogue and have to watch and listen to the songs to understand the plot. Or you like a flashy show
See it if Fans of shows like The Great Comet and Spring Awakening will probably like this show. Anyone looking for a unique piece of theatre.
Don't see it if If you’re looking for lighter, fluffier, less character driven musicals.
See it if You are longing for more interesting and just better music than is in most Broadway shows. You will feel refreshed!
Don't see it if You don’t want to think about the whole “love/art vs security/commerce” thing. I certainly didn’t, however I really, really loved the show.
See it if A spectacular production, almost completely sung. A modern retelling of a classic tragic love story. The ensemble sings and dances to glory.
Don't see it if You don't like music. It's almost like an opera.
See it if you love the score and can see past a wobbly book and mixed bag of performances (some brilliant, some less so). You love revolves...
Don't see it if you want a consistently plotted, engaging narrative. You expect the male lead to have charisma.
See it if the myth of Orpheus and Erudice, told as a honkytonk musical. spectacular performances and fun staging.
Don't see it if don't see it if you don't like jazz & blues. don't see it if you're a strict classicist who thinks the original text is sacrosanct.
See it if Well just see it because it's going to be nominated, there are some phenomenal people in it, and some killer numbers.
Don't see it if You hate musicals or require a musical to be full of hits. Some numbers are a snooze. Act II drags. But it's original and worth seeing.
See it if You want to see great acting and singing and great sets. The music was terrific and you felt you were taken on a journey to the netherworld
Don't see it if You want a story that is realistic and you don’t like mythology and symbolism.
See it if you want to see a pair of epic love stories amazingly staged & see great performances, esp. Patrick Page & Amber Gray at top of their game
Don't see it if you'll get bored with a naive hero in Orpheus; you don't like jazzy-folk music
See it if You are into a modern day musical of the Greek tragedy Orpheus and Eurydice with novel songs, great performances and great staging.
Don't see it if If you like traditional musicals and don’t mind missing a wonderful evening’s entertainment
See it if Incredible music (jazz and folk-infused) and powerful staging. Every element comes together beautifully to tell an old story in a new way.
Don't see it if You want to see something "classic," don't like shows that are sung through, want something light and fluffy.
See it if It's nearly perfect. Or as perfect as it needs to be. The music, staging, performances... all of it. Will be better if you know the myth.
Don't see it if You don't like intense modern musicals. But I loved it so much.
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