Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 1,330 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining

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.


Member Reviews (1330)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining
91
Avg Score

100
Heartwrenching, Beautiful, Timeless, Inspired, Enthralling

See it if you want to see how close Broadway gets to perfection: This folk opera, with exquisite work from Andre Shields and Amber Gray, is glorious.

Don't see it if you can't afford to be emotionally wrecked afterwards. "Hadestown" is not escapist fare, although it will take you to another world.

Also Memorable quote: "It's a sad tale, it's a tragedy. It's a sad song. Bu... Read more Read less

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

90
Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something different with unique staging and choreography and beautiful music.

Don't see it if You don’t like original music and a wonderful cast with incredible lighting and staging.

92
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy creative unique musicals with excellent casts

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

82
Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you want to see the most creative new musical of the season. not a cookie cutter musical feels like a breath of fresh air. excellent vibe

Don't see it if you don't enjoy anachronism in theater. you don't like sung through musicals. you don't enjoy fable style storytelling

90
Well-staged retelling of a classic story

See it if You would like to see something fresh and new on the Broadway stage. Innovative writing and staging, a solid evening of theater.

Don't see it if You want dancing girls and high-kick numbers.

93
Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Visually stunning

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.

Also Hands down the Tony winner this season.... Read more Read less

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

See it if You want to experience a masterful musical with great singing and acting. The music resonates and actually leaves you with memorable songs.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals even though it’s not to be missed.

Also All lead actors and swings contribute to a memorable experience. Andre... Read more Read less

87
Great lightening, Entertaining, Slow, Great staging

See it if You like girl from the north country. The songs are beautiful and the stage and lightening are gorgeous.

Don't see it if You want to see a coherent story with a lot of information. This show is more about feelings.

Also It’s enjoyable, the scene of Wait For Me is phenomenal. But overall it... Read more Read less

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.

98
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love a truly great musical and enjoy outstanding singing, amazing set design, fabulous acting and meaningful lyrics. Yes! Yes! Yes!

Don't see it if you don't want to be entertained. Don't enjoy musicals. Dislike love stories.

94
Great staging, Edgy, Epic, Enchanting, Absorbing

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.

78
Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like a non traditional musical

Don't see it if You prefer old fashioned musical

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!!!

90
Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Clever

See it if It was creative, w ell directed , fine choreography, great idea, excellent acting, thoroughly enjoyable, and a great additiion to Broadway.

Don't see it if If mythology and its relevance today doesn't interest you.

95
Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you like new musical theatre, folk music, mythology.

Don't see it if you prefer glossy Golden Era musical comedies.

90
Unique myth adaptation, Great score, Enchanting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you are ready for a fascinating adaptation of myths into a beautiful modern retelling with a remarkable score and great production.

Don't see it if you don't want to carefully listen to the lyrics to follow what is going on. It's a bit too long but that does not cancel it's beauty.

95
Relevant, Profound, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

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.

85
Great singing, Refreshing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You want to see great performances and singing. And lovely staging

Don't see it if You don't like New Orleans inspired music.

Also Amber Gray is amazing!

92
Resonant, Relevant, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want a beautiful, poignant, and lovingly crafted brand new musical - heartbreaking yet hopeful

Don't see it if you want 'traditional' musical theatre, this is far more low key, no big 'dance numbers' etc, but it's a beautiful show

Also Brush up on your greek mythology before going for the best experience.... Read more Read less

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.

85
Beautiful setand actors. craftfully staged

See it if you want to hear an exquisite score— Not like anything else with terrific Actors and Staging

Don't see it if You only like old fashioned musicals. Best of the new genre of musical — better than once, natasha, rent ,bands visit or come from away

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.

89
Great music, Original, Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like wholly original shows, mythical stories, and excellent performances

Don't see it if you don't like folk-bluesy music, sung-through material, or would prefer more upbeat, pop musicals

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.


April 17th, 2019
“The sumptuous, hypnotic and somewhat hyperactive musical...Chavkin and her creative team have saved ‘Hadestown’ on its way uptown by turning it into something very much warmer...The story is clearer...’Hadestown,' even with the heat turned up, is still a somewhat abstract experience...Mitchell d...
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April 17th, 2019
“Mitchell’s fizzy, moody, thrilling new musical....Although the narrative has gained some bulk since 'Hadestown’s' Off Broadway run, it is still wight-thin...Yet somehow that hardly matters: ‘Hadestown’ sweeps you up in its atmospherics and in the intensity of its eco-Marxist vision of solidarity...
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April 17th, 2019
“’Hadestown’ has arrived...And its current manifestation feels lush, vigorous, and formally exciting, not to mention witchily prescient...As an intricate and gorgeous feat of songwriting, as a vehicle for dynamite performances, as a visionary long-term collaboration and a courageous experiment wi...
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April 17th, 2019
“A seamless theatrical experience, this beguiling, virtually sung-through musical is notable for the expressive beauty of its score, the dark imagination of its stage pictures and the clarity of its storytelling. Performed by a first-rate cast and played with spirited feeling by seven onstage mus...
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