Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 703 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining

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.


Member Reviews (703)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining
91
Avg Score

78
Overrated, Disappointing, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You liked Spring Awakening

Don't see it if You want to care about the leads

98
Great singing, Must see, Refreshing, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if You want a refreshing blues/folk score that is one gorgeous moment after the next in both music and staging.

Don't see it if You want something with a straightforward plot? Otherwise please see this. It’s real art.

Also The Fates and their airtight harmonies steal the show. Just glorious. ... Read more Read less

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.

90
Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Confusing, Enchanting

See it if You’re a fan of ‘The Great Comet,’ nontraditional storytelling, Greek myths, thought provoking slightly cerebral completely sung-thro score.

Don't see it if you want a simple, non complex story that wraps up neatly. A traditional big broadway musical.

100
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if The music is phenomenal, and every actor is brilliant. This show is more magical than anything else out there right now. A must see.

Don't see it if You like a more classic show, though what can be more classic than greek mythology?

100
Absorbing, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Greek mythology, like creative staging, enjoy opera-style shows, and like brassy, soulful music.

Don't see it if you would rather avoid shows making political statements about capitalism.

Also I would just like to note that the song "Why We Build the Wall" was wr... Read more Read less

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.”

95
Must see, Profound, Great acting, Great singing, Epic

See it if you love Greek mythology, are intrigued by Rachel Chavkin's work, and are looking for a powerful story.

Don't see it if There's literally no reason to not see this.

Also I truly believe that this musical will go down in history as one of th... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Romantic

See it if for the very relevant story lines, great music and acting.

Don't see it if you want fluff and/or disney like musical

93
Absorbing, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

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

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.

91
Beautiful to watch, Great cast.

See it if you like a beautiful musical rendition of Greek mythology

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

96
Refreshing, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Absolutely incredible, almost perfect.

Don't see it if Some repetitive use of the on-stage turntables.

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like Greek stories, want to see a more unique musical, okay without a happy ending, good staging.

Don't see it if You don't like Greek myths, want an upbeat musical

93
Confusing, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

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.

91
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like Greek mythology, beautiful and clever staging, and excellent singing.

Don't see it if you dislike sung-through musicals and folksy music. Also avoid if you prefer shows that are fluffy and upbeat.

96
Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Brilliant production with amazing performances by nearly all. Take a ride on this train and let yourself get swept away. Provocative N deep

Don't see it if A modern musical staged sometimes like a concert. The LIGHTING is very challenging to take, at times blinding. Otherwise, don't miss!!!

85
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You are open to a folk and jazz musical. Not your typical bway songs

Don't see it if You’re not patient with storytelling.

100
Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if Hadestown is the best original musical I’ve seen in years. Amber Gray STUNS, as do the rest of the players. Must see.

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy dark musicals.

97
Entertaining, Riveting, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

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.

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.

100
Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You love great music, staging, amazing vocals, fantastic choral singing and harmonies and an absorbing story

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

89
Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something that isn't a big, splashy, silly musical. The music is excellent. Band is great.

Don't see it if You bore easily. Lot of telling vs. showing as far as plot goes

91
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like Greek mythology adapted into a modern, haunting, relevant and thought provoking stage production.

Don't see it if Don’t like gospel, jazzy music and though provoking stories

98
Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if you like out of the box, non traditional musicals, if you appreciate a new take on Greek mythology, if you like Rachel Chavkin :)

Don't see it if you want a more traditional, straightforward musical- there's a lot going on here.


April 17th, 2019
“The sumptuous, hypnotic and somewhat hyperactive musical...Chavkin and her creative team have saved ‘Hadestown’ on its way uptown by turning it into something very much warmer...The story is clearer...’Hadestown,' even with the heat turned up, is still a somewhat abstract experience...Mitchell d...
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April 17th, 2019
“Mitchell’s fizzy, moody, thrilling new musical....Although the narrative has gained some bulk since 'Hadestown’s' Off Broadway run, it is still wight-thin...Yet somehow that hardly matters: ‘Hadestown’ sweeps you up in its atmospherics and in the intensity of its eco-Marxist vision of solidarity...
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April 17th, 2019
“’Hadestown’ has arrived...And its current manifestation feels lush, vigorous, and formally exciting, not to mention witchily prescient...As an intricate and gorgeous feat of songwriting, as a vehicle for dynamite performances, as a visionary long-term collaboration and a courageous experiment wi...
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April 17th, 2019
“A seamless theatrical experience, this beguiling, virtually sung-through musical is notable for the expressive beauty of its score, the dark imagination of its stage pictures and the clarity of its storytelling. Performed by a first-rate cast and played with spirited feeling by seven onstage mus...
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