Hadestown sets Broadway dates and theatre
Anaïs Mitchell's celebrated folk opera Hadestown is scheduled to begin performances at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22, 2019.
Currently wowing British theatregoers at London's National Theatre (until January 26, 2019), further details have now been revealed for the eagerly-awaited Broadway transfer of singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's acclaimed folk opera Hadestown. The Broadway production will begin previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 17.
Casting for the Broadway transfer will be announced shortly.
Co-developed and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown staged its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in May 2016 and went on to receive its Canadian premiere at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre in November 2017.
Check out our 5* review from the NYTW world premiere!
Synopsis: "Hadestown follows songwriter Orpheus and his mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s mesmerizing melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear in this genre-defying new work that blends modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale."
The creative team behind Hadestown features choreography by David Neumann, music direction & vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, arrangements & orchestrations by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia.
Hadestown is produced on Broadway by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy.
(Photo by Joan Marcus)