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.



92
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of Greek mythology, big personalities, musicals, fast moving productions, strong female characters, song driven stories

Don't see it if You need grand sets and pageantry, stories that slowly unfold, not into strong female characters, stories driven by the acting

92
Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to be WOWed by creative sets, lighting and sounds, exceptional talents and unique presentation of a Greek myth

Don't see it if you are expecting to sit back and be entertained by a light two and one half hour show.

92
Relevant, Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Moving take on the Orpheus and Eurydice story with Hades and Persephone stirring the pot. Beautiful score.

Don't see it if you don't like Greek mythology

92
Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like great acting,singing, and great staging. Knowing a bit of Greek mythology aids in the enjoyment. My favorite musical this year.

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

92
Clever, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Incredibly well acted/sung/danced...and so very clever. I was amazed by what was accomplished in a relatively tight footprint on-stage.

Don't see it if You want a Disney musical.

92
Resonant, Great staging, Relevant, Terrific score, Great singing

See it if you want to experience a great musical, which makes two mythic stories quite relevant today.

Don't see it if you require a scenic extravaganza or large ensemble in a musical. Set changes are subtle (but quite effective). Ensemble is small.

92
Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you enjoy a classic story told in a original way. Great music and energy- will go again!

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

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
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you like new staging and contemporary drama. This is a thought provoking & insightful musical with a powerful message that is entertaining.

Don't see it if you only like juke box musicals or light hearted fluff

91
Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love innovative musicals...great performances...great staging ... outstanding music...and great everything

Don't see it if You are afraid of something a bit different....and don’t love “jazz.”

91
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if You want a ad how that is creative and innovative

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a completely lyrical performance

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.



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