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.

Romantic, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy folk-ish music, can handle a little repetition in songs, enjoy the love stories of Orpheus and Persephone or want to feel a show.

Don't see it if you not open to the music type, hate love stories, are expecting a traditional old-school song/dance musical.

Refreshing, Masterful, Exquisite, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you like musicals, greek mythology, new takes on old stories

Don't see it if no reason not to see this.

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.

Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Brilliant production with amazing performances by nearly all. Take a ride on this train and let yourself get swept away. Provocative N deep

Don't see it if A modern musical staged sometimes like a concert. The LIGHTING is very challenging to take, at times blinding. Otherwise, don't miss!!!

Great singing, Epic, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You are looking to see an exciting new musical, you want to support women-led teams on broadway, you love a love story, you like epic shows

Don't see it if You want to see another revival of an comforting old show

Great staging, Lively, Moving, Entertaining, Bold

See it if you want an absorbing experience and a classic story told in an innovative way that carries you along from start to finish.

Don't see it if you like neither jazz nor folk music.

Also From the moment Andre de Shields takes the stage this show is a unique... Read more Read less

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy original musicals and/or Greek mythology. It didn’t win best musical without being great!

Don't see it if Prefer lighter material, specifically a happy ending.

Entertaining, Exquisite, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy bold and innovative theater that pushes the boundaries of what theater can be

Don't see it if you hate theater? There is no reason not to see this show, it has something for everyone

Also Quite simply the most incredible theatrical experience I have had in a... Read more Read less

Quirky, Resonant, Refreshing, Must see, Great staging

See it if you like fresh romantic pieces that bring an edge and style to the traditional musical form.

Don't see it if you can't handle modern myths that use an off-broadway sensibility for storytelling.

Profound, Masterful, Epic, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy new, unique pieces of theatre.

Don't see it if you want an escape from the here and now. It hits modern times hard.

Ambitious, Refreshing, Riveting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You care about artistry and attention to detail, clever staging, and amazing performances.

Don't see it if It's great. Just see it!

Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like something a bit different, thought provoking and unusual. Terrific staging and acting

Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional musical

Must see, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you love different takes on Ancient Greek myths/tales, phenomenal acting, singing, and costuming and spot on casting!

Don't see it if mixing of genres aren't your thing, a purist on ancient tales in regards to costuming, repetition or like happy endings.

Also Saw this May 1 (mat) It is 2 hr 30 min with one intermission. Sat fron... Read more Read less

Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see the best musical of the year! It deserves everything!

Don't see it if NOTHING, just run and see it.

Enchanting, Must see, Masterful, Romantic, Epic

See it if one of my favorite theatre experiences of all time. epic and moving. can't wait to see it again.

Don't see it if ...

Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in a new spin on an old myth or seeing stellar staging and performances from all on stage.

Don't see it if You're looking for a classic telling of Orpheus & Eurydice.

Great acting, Absorbing, Riveting, Refreshing, Exquisite

See it if if you want to see a refreshing, artistic musical that is not your typical Broadway show, if you want to see an incredible ensemble

Don't see it if if you like traditional Broadway musicals, if you didn't enjoy The Great Comet of 1812

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

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

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