New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 50 critic and 595 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. 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.



99
Riveting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you loved the NYTW production and want to see a great transfer with outstanding staging, music and engaging actors telling "an old song".

Don't see it if you are not interested in good story telling of an ancient tale.

99
Must see, Great singing, Riveting, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You want to be swept away into a beautiful, heart wrenching story with music that will stay with you and voices for the GODS! Bring tissues!

Don't see it if You prefer a classic show with glitz and glamor. Hadestown is beautiful, but gritty and it is not your traditional Broadway musical.

99
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to be WOWED. Everything about it was extraordinary. I loved it.

Don't see it if You want light entertainment

98
Riveting, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want a stunning night of musical theater, where the music captures you, the staging envelops you, and the show amazes you.

Don't see it if You hate musical theater, you hate Greek mythology, you want something very light that requires no thought, or you hate theater.

98
Haunting, Riveting, Electric, Heartbreaking, Breathtaking

See it if Show based on a Greek myth with a sensational original score, excellent storytelling, creative staging, superb acting, enchanting direction.

Don't see it if you don't like sung-through shows or if you're looking for something fluffy or traditional.

98
Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if you like out of the box, non traditional musicals, if you appreciate a new take on Greek mythology, if you like Rachel Chavkin :)

Don't see it if you want a more traditional, straightforward musical- there's a lot going on here.

98
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want to see an original musical based on a classic myth/love story; you enjoy a folk & jazz style score that will stay with you. See it!

Don't see it if you don't want to become obsessed with an engrossing, enchanting musical & memorable score. You prefer old-fashioned broadway fare.

Also I was unfamiliar with the show and the music before I saw it. Now I am... Read more Read less

98
Must see, Romantic, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love inventive staging, beautiful music, and a magical evening of theater. It was truly one of the best shows I have seen in years.

Don't see it if You hate EMO stuff... it is a tragedy so sad stuff all around.

98
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Must see, Exquisite

See it if You want to see a brilliant piece of theater. Incredible writing, staging, acting, music, lyrics & direction. A must see!

Don't see it if Please just see it.... it’s mind blowing

98
Amazing lighting, Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want a refreshing take on the myth of Orpheus scored with beautiful music and taken on by amazing acting.

Don't see it if you don't like theatre? There is no reason to not see this show unless you can't.

98
Intense, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You follow Greek mythology. You like a New Orleans-style setting for shows. You want to see fantastic acting & singing, esp. Patrick Page.

Don't see it if You do not want to see a dark musical and prefer happy-go-lucky performances. You aren't interested in Tony-nominated shows.

98
Masterful, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you love beauty and truth in theatre.

Don't see it if you are a stick in the mud.

98
Great singing, Must see, Refreshing, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if You want a refreshing blues/folk score that is one gorgeous moment after the next in both music and staging.

Don't see it if You want something with a straightforward plot? Otherwise please see this. It’s real art.

Also The Fates and their airtight harmonies steal the show. Just glorious. ... Read more Read less

98
Must see, Exquisite, Epic, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You love NEW, different musicals; you love New Orleans jazz; you love Greek Mythology; you want catharsis and beauty all in one.

Don't see it if You don't like new music or you don't like love stories.

98
Riveting, Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy original storylines, jazz, contemporary music with a sultry, southern, New Orleans feel.

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional, formulaic musicals.

Also This theater had a majority of the seats with good sight lines. Views ... Read more Read less

98
Refreshing, Masterful, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if This is the best show I've seen. It grabs you from the start and you don't exhale until it's over. Incredible

Don't see it if I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't like this show.

98
Epic, Great staging, Riveting, Must see, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy beautiful music and a great story and want to see some brilliant staging.

Don't see it if You aren't into new and exciting theatre

98
Profound, Edgy, Epic

See it if you love something different! The music, plot, choreography, costumes, set, everything is extremely unique.

Don't see it if you have no taste in good theatre?

98
Riveting, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see

See it if You love theatre. It’s a love letter yo theatre and storytelling. You love modern tellings of old stories.

Don't see it if You don’t like love stories or you want something that loyally sticks to the original myth.

97
Entertaining, Riveting, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if This is an amazing production and the choreography and staging are not to be missed. The music is special and Andre De Shields is at home

Don't see it if Don’t see it if music with a New Orleans flare is not your thing.

97
Great staging, Resonant, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy fresh takes on classic source material and are ready to accept Amber Gray as your lord and savior.

Don't see it if You didn't like Great Comet or similar shows in that vein.

97
Refreshing, Masterful, Must see, Romantic, Original

See it if You want something refreshing and truly original to see on Broadway. A rollercoaster love story that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Don't see it if You don’t like love stories or story telling.

97
Must see, Profound, Great staging, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you want to see what a stage show should be. It's a familiar story put to sexy New Orleans-style music on a set that spirals you to hell.

Don't see it if you want a traditional show where everyone ends up happy in the end.

97
Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Run!!! an original sung through musical

See it if You want to be mesmerized by sheer artistic theatricality.

Don't see it if You don’t like sung-through musicals or New Orleans Jazz style music.

97
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see what live theater can be. You like blues/jazz/New Orleans music. You want to see what everyone is talking about.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud shows or the type of music I mention above. You’re looking for something light and fluffy and fun.

Also This is visually stunning and musically a masterpiece. I’ll be honest ... Read more Read less



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