New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 50 critic and 464 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.



94
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

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

94
Great singing, Must see, Epic, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You’d enjoy a visually-stunning epic love story with a gorgeous score.

Don't see it if You like only very literal shows.

93
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You actually want to see a great musical that takes full advantage of what it can be.

Don't see it if You don't like sung-through shows or have no heart.

Also Hadestown has been a long time coming but it was worth the wait. It's ... Read more Read less

93
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

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.

93
Profound, Enchanting, Absorbing

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.

93
Must see, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see something new, well done, and overall exceptional.

Don't see it if I can not think of a single reason not to see this show! Go see it!

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

92
Romantic, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if Deep dive down South to Dixie and beneath with doomed love; and the shadow is king. Onstage folk opera band. Gray is otherworldly talented.

Don't see it if Similar to "Once" albeit a Greek "Once" with memorable sumptious folk opera concert elements and extremely well cast. Enough wall plotpoints

Also Uptown Experimental Broadway.

92
Great writing, Great singing, Romantic, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the show that is absolutely going to win best musical at this year's Tony Awards.

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional Broadway Musical.

92
Great writing, Profound, Refreshing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you are looking for something fresh and new. A brilliant and creative show!

Don't see it if I really have nothing negative to say on this one. Just go see it.

92
Intelligent, Great staging, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a beautifully-staged show with engaging characters.

Don't see it if You want a totally happy ending. It's not a bleak show, but if you're familiar with the myth, you'll know how it ends.

92
Great singing, Riveting, Must see, Clever

See it if You enjoy something new and don't mind thinking a bit. Music amazing, sets beautiful. Just an incredible show.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy and easy.

92
Amber gray!!, Great acting & singing, Great writing, Great staging, Exciting

See it if a brilliant marriage of contemporary flare with legendary myths; hot & sexy bluesy music; great direction, acting, singing & choreography.

Don't see it if Orpheus could use a stronger actor but Carney is sweet & innocent; you don't like jazz/blues; prefer your stories above ground; must see.

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

92
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Masterful

See it if you want to see something unique and visually stunning that will move you resonate with you long after experiencing it. Also for Amber Gray!

Don't see it if you don't appreciate folk style music. Or if you don't like Reeve Carney (not the best in this).

92
Riveting, Must see, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you like original musicals, lush songs, great costumes, lovely performances

Don't see it if you want a straight forward linear story; you prefer a comedy

92
Riveting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Like shows that are unique, different, and mostly song through. Great acting and singing. Wonderful score and set

Don't see it if you don't like modern musicals, don't like mostly sung through shows

92
Intelligent, Enchanting, Must see, Profound, Refreshing

See it if You like your musicals to feel fresh and exciting. You want music that moves you.

Don't see it if You want a classic musical comedy. You're not a fan of folk or jazz.

92
Riveting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if you love musical theater. This show is beautiful and unique. You have never seen anything like it.

Don't see it if You are dead onside

92
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You are looking to be moved by a spectacular theatrical experience. Fun score with a folk/New Orleans-flair & thrilling direction

Don't see it if You don’t like sung-through musicals, you want something light and fluffy

Also Amber Gray, Patrick Page and Andre De Shields are really excellent.

91
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like greek stories especially ones that entwine people and ideas.

Don't see it if yo how anything like it.ate greek mythology

91
Must see, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You love good theatre with a real story line. Wonderful staging. Great costumes, Terrific performances. Finally, good theatre on Broadway.

Don't see it if You can not wrap your head around tales of Gods, spirits, & Love in a very tenuous place, both literally & figuratively.

91
Beautiful to watch, Great cast.

See it if you like a beautiful musical rendition of Greek mythology

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

91
Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like epic folksy music with amazing staging, lighting and performances.

Don't see it if You have no heart.

91
Great writing, Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a modern take on Greek mythology that still follows the traditional plot.

Don't see it if You don't like Greek mythology.



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