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.
See it if You like mythical plays that deal with Orpheus andEurydice reimagined in an original way.
Don't see it if You prefer lite context
See it if you're looking for a unique experience or love the composer Anais Mitchell
Don't see it if you're looking for a plot-driving show with a strong score. The teensy plot fills up maybe 5 minutes and the songs all sound the same
See it if You enjoy great performances and good acting. You don’t mind slow songs that take away from show. You enjoy impressive set pieces.
Don't see it if You really expect the story to be relevant and the songs to vary. You like all members of a company to be up to par, or enjoy poignant shows
See it if you enjoy new takes on classic stories, non-traditional musicals, and innovative direction/staging
Don't see it if you prefer traditional song/dance musicals, or the ticket prices are too high (seriously, $129 for the back of the mezz? come on now)
See it if Like a musical that challenges your intellect. Amazing work by a woman! Amazing cast. Amazing staging. Based on mythology not a movie
Don't see it if You need a simple plot. Or if you like a traditional Bdway style musical. Based on mythology not a cartoon or movie.
See it if You love myths, bluesy soundtrack, outstanding musicians - deserved Tony win - for heart, emotion, directing & outstanding performances
Don't see it if No reason not to see this - so few original musicals, the audience loved Hadestown, and it had humor, intelligence and style - loved it!
See it if you enjoy unconventional musicals. This one combines unique stagecraft with moving messages. I was completely involved with the characters.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals-esp. "big" ones. This is lavish but also meaningful & touching. It's about hope & what's really important in life
See it if You like concept albums come to life, non linear theare, no real book but plenty of songs.
Don't see it if You want a traditional book musical. This is not that.
See it if See it if you've been doubting Broadway's ability to create good, original content. Incredibly well-made, great performers, beautiful score.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you have no interest in story-telling. This show has a linear plot and character development, if you look for those in shows
See it if you enjoy mythical characters brought to life on stage with extreme creativity that shouldn't be missed.
Don't see it if don't care about mythology, nor care to read about the characters in advance to attending the show.
See it if you like serious musical fables with little humor but romantic themes told through jazz/folk musical numbers. Good cast commands the stage.
Don't see it if you prefer traditional musical comedy or don't like re-telling of love-themed classical fables.
See it if This is an amazing production and the choreography and staging are not to be missed. The music is special and Andre De Shields is at home
Don't see it if Don’t see it if music with a New Orleans flare is not your thing.
See it if A hybrid of New Orleans jazz meets contemporary MT, think a super dark and EMO frog princess
Don't see it if You are sensitive to pitch problems - falsetto/bass
See it if you want to see an original musical based on a classic myth/love story; you enjoy a folk & jazz style score that will stay with you. See it!
Don't see it if you don't want to become obsessed with an engrossing, enchanting musical & memorable score. You prefer old-fashioned broadway fare.
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 It is a beautiful small amazing musical that will delight you and break your heart. The music and the acting is superb.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a big over the top production of a show.
See it if you want a brilliantly written, performed, staged and orchestrated musical with the best ensemble cast I have seen in years.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional Broadway musical, otherwise, get your ticket as fast as you can!
See it if You can get cheap seats. You are a big fan of touring Bourbon Street in NOLA.
Don't see it if You don’t like a monotonous score. You expect a modicum of chemistry between two leads who are supposed to be star-crosses lovers.
See it if You enjoy an all sung creative story about the myth of Orpheus set in New Orleans and hades. Beautiful staging, on stage musician
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy all sung plays and don’t enjoy mythology