New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 50 critic and 595 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. 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.



95
Must see, Riveting, Refreshing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something different with great music set to timeless mythical stories

Don't see it if You only like very standard theatre or require happy endings

Also One of the more unique shows I’ve seen in some time. Best show of my t... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you are looking for a musical that is not only entertaining while you're in the theater but makes you reflect after you leave.

Don't see it if you don't like new takes on stories that have been told for centuries.

95
Great staging, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show with a great cast, memorable music, and fantastic staging.

Don't see it if Just go see it.

95
Unique cast, Moving, Heartbreakingly beautiful, Visually rich, Gorgeous score

See it if You like refreshingly original work on Broadway and appreciate thoughtful composition and direction.

Don't see it if You want to see something big, flashy, and formulaic.

Also The principals in this cast all have a really unique quality about the... Read more Read less

95
Captivating, Profound, Absorbing, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you want to be captivated and invested in a story, creative staging, great characters who are also great singers.

Don't see it if you don't like Greek myths, revolving stages, males singing at high notes.

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

See it if You want to see a unique creative and passionate musical with romance and amazing music, different and special - one of a kind - LOVED IT

Don't see it if You’re not into Greek mythology or jazz

95
Resonant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want a new interpretation of an old tale. You want riveting music and innovative staging. You like top notch performances

Don't see it if Yet another revival of musicals done a billion time is your thing. You don't like Greek myths

95
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want an innovative, creative night of music theatre that's as thought provoking as it is energizing and fun. The band is phenomenal!

Don't see it if you can't stand greek legends. The connection is minimal but definitely there. This is also a sung-through show; stay away if you dislike.

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!!!

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.

95
Edgy, Great singing, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like like big edgy loud current musicals with strong music. Not at all classical. Great performances from singing to acting to staging.

Don't see it if you'll be annoyed by Strong loud music with focus on instruments on stage. SEE IT!

95
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a completely original theatrical experience. Like jazz concerts. Want to see the perfect use of a revolving stage.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical with elaborate costumes and huge flashy dance sequences.

95
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy energetic, creative, new theater

Don't see it if You want a traditional broadway show

95
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you're looking for something fresh and new on Broadway, if you enjoy intriguing staging, if you enjoy Greek mythology

Don't see it if you don't enjoy New Orleans/Cajun-inspired music

95
Must see, Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You want to see excellent stagecraft complimented beautifully with gorgeous singing and acting. The whole cast is top notch.

Don't see it if You aren’t into mythology and if you don’t like a non traditional musical theatre sound.

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.

95
Absorbing, Must see, Great staging

See it if you're looking for a show that doesn't feel like a traditional old fashioned musical.

Don't see it if you'd prefer a big, splashy musical.

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.

95
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing

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.

95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one of the best musicals to hit Broadway since Hamilton

Don't see it if You hate musicals or interesting story telling

95
Romantic, Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like the idea of Greek myths told with modern bluegrass-y music

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

95
Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

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.

Also It was a wonderful show with a timeless story that also seemed scarily... Read more Read less

95
Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Edgy

See it if you love an original score and concept performed by a stunning cast.

Don't see it if you're not at least somewhat a fan of mythology.

95
Relevant, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to lifted from what is weighing you down. brilliant score, performances, staging and vocals

Don't see it if you love Mamma Mia

95
Riveting, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

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.



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