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.
See it if You love seeing actors sing the s#&% out of a score.
Don't see it if You want to be wowed by production values. It's a pretty simple design - not much in the "incredible set" arena.
See it if for exquisite writing equally matched by astounding performances. A knowledge of mythology is not necessary to appreciate the story.
Don't see it if You dislike shows that are told through song or if you only enjoy traditional theater. My way of basically saying, see it.
See it if The show is a gripping retelling of these myths with really tight staging/artistic direction. The cast is brilliantly talented as well!
Don't see it if The show is a drama set to beautiful music; it's not a Disney musical and isn't meant to be.
See it if The best show I've seen since Ham & DEH. Absolutely phenomenal, astonishing, beyond belief. I'd see it a thousand more times. RUN to see it.
Don't see it if It's decidedly a new kind of musical; this isn't Rodgers & Hammerstein. It's complex, broody, lush, and entirely relevant.
See it if You're looking for an original work that sweeps you away with its edgy score, fantastic performances, great characters and unique style.
Don't see it if You're looking for something more lighthearted with less risks being taken on the creative side of things.
See it if you want to see the most hyped up show of the season. The acting was great across the board and the production value was off the charts.
Don't see it if you are expecting the next Hamilton. The hype is a little over the top for this show but it is still very good and worth seeing.
See it if you want a riveting heroic love story with great acting and unique staging -- circular stage with a center that "goes down to hell".
Don't see it if you are turned off by mythology and characters with names like Persephone, Eurydice, & Orpheus.
See it if you love musicals that are about concepts and married to emotional songs, lighting, performances, staging, and want to be swept away.
Don't see it if you love need a fast-paced, detailed story or romantic comedy with punchlines in your musicals as this has big romantic gorgeous themes.
See it if You appreciate original musicals with scores that don’t sound like show tunes and great orchestration. You like innovative staging.
Don't see it if You want a feel-good show (although this is electric.) You aren’t interested in a book based on myths.
See it if You want to be fascinated by an exceptional story supported by exquisite acting and awesome singing/dancing!
Don't see it if You only like canned musicals based on B rated movies.
See it if you want great singing in a masterful production. Do yourself a big favor and go. As eye opening as Spring Awakening was. Don't miss it!
Don't see it if There is no reason to not see this
See it if you want inventively-staged, poetic-style musical with bluesy/jazzy/rock score telling intertwined Greek myths re love, marriage, & climate.
Don't see it if you're not willing to indulge poetic-type storytelling, or want/expect a more conventional B'way musical.
See it if You like to be enveloped in your theater experience. It's thoughtful, romantic and intriguing and pure art to look at.
Don't see it if You simply want/need song and dance - you have to put in some effort for this one.
See it if You like refreshing, new musicals. Music/set has a NOLA/Preservation Hall feel. Music, staging, set, & cast are gorgeous. Captivating.
Don't see it if You want something more traditional & old school. This is a contemporary show w dark undertones.
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