Hadestown (Broadway)
Open run 2h 30m
Hadestown (Broadway)
91

Hadestown (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(5057 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
3%
Negative
1%
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Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting

Winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical, this is a new twist on the classic Greek myth.

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89 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Masterful, Intelligent, Great music, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like musicalized adaptations of class Greek stories. This is a beautiful production in all the ways and not to be missed.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals?

60 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Like Greek tragedy/ mythology with a twist.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical theater.

75 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy musicals, songs, vocals, dancing. Greek mythology

Don't see it if You need some dialogue to understand what’s happening rather than deciphering the songs. You want a happy ending, don’t bring kids!! Read more

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like plays that hold your attention from the second they start until the end. The music, the actors, the story was just wow

Don't see it if you dont like Greek tragedies or incredible musicals.

84 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Clever, Delightful, Poetic, Absorbing, Beautiful

See it if You like mythology, you want a beautiful immortal lovestory narrated through an amazing soundtrack, acting and staging.

Don't see it if It is difficult to think of a reason not to see it but if I must, I would say don't see it if you think love conquers all

61 Reviews | 12 Followers
100
Enchanting, Great singing, Masterful, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you like Greek myths, amazing singing, cool set design

Don't see it if your tastes are more traditional broadway

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86 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy the classic Greek tragedy, beautiful music. Simple and effective stage and choreography.

Don't see it if You don’t like abstract, sad, heavy musicals.

97 Reviews | 32 Followers
100
Must see, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You like myth, love, good music. Sublime cast! It was beautiful.

Don't see it if Don’t miss it! Read more

Critic Reviews (50)

The New York Times
April 17th, 2019

CRITIC'S PICK “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 develops her larger themes mostly through metaphor. This can get tiring; even though so much of what happens happens beautifully."
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Time Out New York
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 and the liberating potential of art...Most important, it has Mitchell’s score: a joyful combination of folk, pop, Dixieland and blues that will make you want to rehear it as soon as the lights come up.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
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 with form, ‘Hadestown’ is cause for celebration...Mitchell’s lyrics are image-rich and clever, her tunes exhilarating...Page and Gray are the twin sensations of the show.”
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The Wall Street Journal
April 17th, 2019

“Hadestown” isn’t perfect, but it’s so fresh that you’ll gladly look past its forgivable flaws and savor the kaleidoscopic stylistic variety of Ms. Mitchell’s score...Mitchell’s down-home score is the incontestable star of the show...Mitchell’s songs are beautiful but undramatic...Chavkin’s endlessly varied direction and Neumann’s dances help to keep things on the move...Would that ‘Hadestown’ were a bit shorter, too, but there’s no point in fussing over a show as rich as this one.”
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Deadline
April 17th, 2019

“The most thrilling new original musical of the season...Carney’s is perhaps the riskiest interpretation...The choice might strike some as mannered, but it worked for me...With an ending as moving as anything on Broadway – and for hades’ sake, don’t leave before the cast finishes its curtain call – ‘Hadestown’ stands alongside Fish’s ‘Oklahoma!’ and Sher’s ‘Mockinbird’ as this Broadway season’s visionary triumvirate, looking to the past and feeling undeniably, stirringly now.”
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New York Daily News
April 17th, 2019

“The thrillingly alarmist new Broadway musical with the score that feels like it comes from somewhere deep in the American gut...An eye-popping, mythological blend of steampunk...’Hadestown’ feels like the most relevant and resistant musical in town, but it never comes off as shrill or moving in some kind of dull lockstep with all the other self-aware plays and musicals lamenting Trump’s America by playing tritely to the choir, critics and all.”
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Variety
April 17th, 2019

"With its earthly delights more or less intact, this perfectly heavenly musical should stick around for a while....Although the production has lost some of the electricity that goes with playing in the round, Chavkin...has done a super job of adapting this pretty thing for a proscenium stage...The world on top looks a bit like New Orleans...But the real action happens in hell, depicted here by the entire company in a rousing number, 'Way Down Hadestown,' that could make the dead dance.”
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The Hollywood Reporter
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 musicians, it arrives on Broadway with a furnace-like blast of creativity...Though it ends on a note of desolate loss, this spellbinding musical sends you out on a high."
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