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 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.
See it if I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys theater. It was one of those types of shows that I wanted to immediately see again.
Don't see it if Probably wouldn't appeal to someone who is very politically conservative in the current meaning.
See it if you enjoy well-sung musical numbers, talented and memorable performers with a story line tugging at your heartstrings
Don't see it if you only like conventionally staged musicals and have no interest in Greek mythology
See it if You want to see a show that is wonderfully different, that makes you rethink what musical theater can be.
Don't see it if You want to see something that's all sing song and smiles.
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.
See it if you want to see the most hyped up show of the season. The acting was great across the board and the production value was off the charts.
Don't see it if you are expecting the next Hamilton. The hype is a little over the top for this show but it is still very good and worth seeing.
See it if you want a riveting heroic love story with great acting and unique staging -- circular stage with a center that "goes down to hell".
Don't see it if you are turned off by mythology and characters with names like Persephone, Eurydice, & Orpheus.
See it if you love musicals that are about concepts and married to emotional songs, lighting, performances, staging, and want to be swept away.
Don't see it if you love need a fast-paced, detailed story or romantic comedy with punchlines in your musicals as this has big romantic gorgeous themes.
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 You want to be fascinated by an exceptional story supported by exquisite acting and awesome singing/dancing!
Don't see it if You only like canned musicals based on B rated movies.
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 would enjoy a bluesy opera (no speaking lines) with a fabulous score, performed beautifully, and the barest of books.
Don't see it if you are a linear thinker who insists on narrative coherence.
See it if you love newer forms of theater that break the stereotypes of musicals. great music with an amazing cast and amazing staging and lighting
Don't see it if you don't like "indie" musicals. you hate greek literature. you only like plays. you hate good things. you need a big splashy musical
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.
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