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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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
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.
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.
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