Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hadestown (Broadway)

From 779 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 (779)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like an interesting story told in a very creative way. Staging is amazing. Music is great too!

Don't see it if You don’t like Greek mythology or lots of action going on at once

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.

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.

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

85
Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You want something new that has an edge to it. Also, if you are looking for a love story.

Don't see it if You are looking for a cheery show with a happy ending.

93
Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if An updated version of ancient Greek myths made applicable to modern life with great music and dance is your thing.

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

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.

78
Spectacle, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if The backstory of how a show made it to Broadway is as rewarding to you as the show itself. Has a nice origin myth, so to speak.

Don't see it if You’re looking for kick-lines and humor.

Also Hadestown is a melange of influences. At some points I thought it was ... Read more Read less

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.

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

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.

88
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like mythology. You are looking for something different.

Don't see it if You want serious and quiet.

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.

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

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.

90
Indulgent, Slow, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like seeing the backing band live on-stage, mythology/fairytales, immersive stage design

Don't see it if You do not enjoy narration, you prefer dialogue to not rhyme, low/high vocal ranges

Also The context of this work serves to heighten its experience and enjoyme... Read more Read less

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


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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