UPDATE: This production is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets are on sale now for Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway.

Hadestown is a genre-defying adaptation of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice that has journeyed far and wide and is ready to transform the Walter Kerr Theatre into the enticingly seductive underworld. The stage musical began its life in the mind of celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, who would eventually turn her idea into a 2010 folk opera concept album. However, songs from the album were performed in her native state of Vermont several times back in 2006 and 2007 as a kind of “D.I.Y. theatre project,” as the singer herself described it. Its current form began to take shape after Mitchell approached Tony Award-nominated director Rachel Chavkin in 2012 following a visit to Chavkin’s ground-breaking production of immersive musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Together the pair co-developed the stage musical with Mitchell adding 15 new songs and additional dialogue to fill the gaps in the story line and allow deeper characterizations.

Finally, Hadestown was ready to stage its world premiere in May 2016, courtesy of Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop, and huge critical acclaim and audience reactions meant the run was extended to the end of July 2016. The production was also rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination in the category of “Outstanding Musical” in 2017, along with no less than seven Lucille Lortel Award nominations.

Hadestown’s journey to Broadway would take two important detours with a Canadian premiere at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre in November 2017, followed by a UK premiere at London's National Theatre from November 2018 through to January 2019. And it was during its acclaimed run in London that a Broadway transfer was officially confirmed, beginning performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 17.

This “Road to Hell” may have been a long and winding one that has taken Mitchell and Chavkin over a decade to walk, but we’re sure you’ll agree that the theatrical outcome is heavenly!

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

Running time: 
2hrs 25mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Hadestown:

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.

Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin
Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy
Rachel Chavkin
Bradley King
Nevin Steinberg & Jessica Paz
Rachel Hauck
David Neumann
Michael Krass
Cast list:
Reeve Carney (as Orpheus), André De Shields (as Hermes), Amber Gray (as Persephone), Eva Noblezada (as Eurydice), and Patrick Page (as Hades), with Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad (as The Fates)
Other info:
Music Direction & Vocal Arrangements by Liam Robinson, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose, and Dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia
Hadestown Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 22, 2019
Opening date: 
April 17, 2019
Booking to: 
November 22, 2020
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Walter Kerr Theatre

219 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street station

Latest Hadestown News & Features

Reeve Carney & Eva Noblezada in Hadestown
Hadestown triumphs at the 2020 Grammy Awards
January 27, 2020

The New York Theatre Guide congratulates the Broadway premiere of Hadestown, which was triumphant at The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, taking home the Grammy for 'Best Musical Theater Album.' Grammys went to the show's composer and lyricist (and producer) Anaïs Mitchell, as well as principal soloists Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page, and cast recording producers Mara Isaacs, David Lai, and Todd Sickafoose.

Reeve Carney & Eva Noblezada in Hadestown
A New York Theatre Guide to... Hadestown!
May 15, 2019

It’s been a long and winding “Road to Hell” (or Broadway, in this case), but Ladies and Gentlemen, the wait has been worth it! Anaïs Mitchell’s celebrated folk opera Hadestown is the most acclaimed production of the 2018-2019 Broadway season with an astonishing 14 Tony Award nominations, including “Best Musical”. Born in Mitchell’s home state of Vermont in 2006 as a kind of “D.I.Y.

Our Hadestown Review

Going to hell has never been as much fun as seeing a performance of Anaïs Mitchell’s musical Hadestown, now playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. And don’t let its origins in Greek mythology scare you off because there’s a built-in narrator in the form of the god Hermes (André De Shields) whose job was to guide souls into the afterlife. In Hadestown, his first task is to introduce all the... Read more