New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 50 critic and 442 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Enchanting

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.  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.



97
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if High concept-but accessible. FANTASTIC music, performances, staging, set design. Truly engaging and surprisingly moving.

Don't see it if You don’t like thru-sung shows and are looking for a light and fluffy show. It’s edgy, but in a good way.

96
Refreshing, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Absolutely incredible, almost perfect.

Don't see it if Some repetitive use of the on-stage turntables.

96
Epic, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy new and original works of art, incredible falsetto and incredible acting.

Don't see it if You dislike folk music/ less traditional broadway musicals

96
Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Epic story told with great love and care; superb casting top to bottom; multiple instances of tears of joy and sorrow for audience

Don't see it if Basis of story is a self-spoiler - singer-songwriter style may not be to everyone's liking

96
Must see, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You were a fan of the off-broadway run. This is a gorgeous transfer.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this!

Also I saw the NYTW staging 5 times and really worried it would not transfe... Read more Read less

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.

96
Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show with a great score and talented cast that delivers a top notch performance. Likely the 2019 Tony winner in my opinion

Don't see it if The only type of musical you like is Disney. But if you like drama, romance, story, or characters this is for you.

Also I bought the NY Theatre Workshop cast recording of "Hadestown" a year ... Read more Read less

95
Edgy, Resonant, Profound, Great singing, Clever

See it if You enjoyed the Great Comet or Hamilton since it’s a same stripped down set which makes the story the hero. Incredible singers and score

Don't see it if You want a “typical” razzle dazzle broadway show, Hadestown focuses on giving you the feels rather than the flashy

Also Andre de Shields, Amber Grey and Eva Noblezada should receive Tonys fo... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Romantic

See it if for the very relevant story lines, great music and acting.

Don't see it if you want fluff and/or disney like musical

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

See it if You want to see something different with great music set to timeless mythical stories

Don't see it if You only like very standard theatre or require happy endings

Also One of the more unique shows I’ve seen in some time. Best show of my t... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you are looking for a musical that is not only entertaining while you're in the theater but makes you reflect after you leave.

Don't see it if you don't like new takes on stories that have been told for centuries.

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

See it if You want to see a show with a great cast, memorable music, and fantastic staging.

Don't see it if Just go see it.

95
Unique cast, Moving, Heartbreakingly beautiful, Visually rich, Gorgeous score

See it if You like refreshingly original work on Broadway and appreciate thoughtful composition and direction.

Don't see it if You want to see something big, flashy, and formulaic.

Also The principals in this cast all have a really unique quality about the... Read more Read less

95
Captivating, Profound, Absorbing, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you want to be captivated and invested in a story, creative staging, great characters who are also great singers.

Don't see it if you don't like Greek myths, revolving stages, males singing at high notes.

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

See it if You want to see a unique creative and passionate musical with romance and amazing music, different and special - one of a kind - LOVED IT

Don't see it if You’re not into Greek mythology or jazz

95
Resonant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want a new interpretation of an old tale. You want riveting music and innovative staging. You like top notch performances

Don't see it if Yet another revival of musicals done a billion time is your thing. You don't like Greek myths

95
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want an innovative, creative night of music theatre that's as thought provoking as it is energizing and fun. The band is phenomenal!

Don't see it if you can't stand greek legends. The connection is minimal but definitely there. This is also a sung-through show; stay away if you dislike.

95
Exquisite, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see one of the best things on bdwy. Stellar cast, beautiful music. Amazing in every way.

Don't see it if If you love theatre there is no reason not to see it unless you just hate musicals. Otherwise go!!!

95
Must see, Riveting, Refreshing, Great staging, Clever

See it if The Road to Hell is a breathtaking, heartbreaking journey. Wonderful performances by ALL cast members

Don't see it if You are jaded and your musicals have 2 be old fashioned.

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

See it if you like like big edgy loud current musicals with strong music. Not at all classical. Great performances from singing to acting to staging.

Don't see it if you'll be annoyed by Strong loud music with focus on instruments on stage. SEE IT!

95
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a completely original theatrical experience. Like jazz concerts. Want to see the perfect use of a revolving stage.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical with elaborate costumes and huge flashy dance sequences.

95
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy energetic, creative, new theater

Don't see it if You want a traditional broadway show

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

95
Must see, Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You want to see excellent stagecraft complimented beautifully with gorgeous singing and acting. The whole cast is top notch.

Don't see it if You aren’t into mythology and if you don’t like a non traditional musical theatre sound.

95
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love beautiful music, thrilling singing and dancing, imaginative staging and characters you care about. The best new musical of 2018-19.

Don't see it if You don’t like challenging and emotional theater.



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