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August 10 - September 5, 2021

Sumptuous. Gorgeous. As good as it gets. You wish you could love in the glowy moment forever.

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Why See Hadestown?

Broadway ShowsMusicals2019 Tony Winners

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Tony Winner Hadestown hits the Road

Cleaning up during the 2018/19 awards season, plucky folk opera Hadestown garnered eight Tony Awards (including the coveted Tony for Best Musical), four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards and a Drama League Award. This came as no surprise given the production received much acclaim during both its Off-Broadway and Broadway runs, praised for its soaring imagination, vibrant retelling of a classic story and a sumptuous score that evokes smoky New Orleans jazz and bubbling Americana-tinged folk. Don't miss out when the lauded musical hits the road on its hotly anticipated national tour!

Written by indie singer songwriter Anais Mitchell and brought to vivid life by experimental theatre director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), the musical began its life as a touring concert and concept album before taking to the stage at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. Based on the beloved Greek myth of Orpheus and his supernatural journey into the underworld, Mitchell and Rachel give the story a uniquely modern and American sensibility - their Hades is a fearsome King of The Underworld cum factory fat cat boss that torments lost souls with endless mechanic toil. Orpheus is cast as a struggling musician and the post-apocalyptic, depression-era world he lives in is tormented with wild seasons that smack of climate-change.

What is Hadestown about?

Rollicking tunes like 'Road to Hell', 'Way Down Hadestown' and 'Wait for Me' punctuate the story of Orpheus, narrated by Hermes. The penniless muso and poet resolves to retrieve his love, the beautiful runaway Eurydice, when she is tempted by Hades to enter the underworld in a bid to escape the frost, famine and empty bellies of the winter months brought on by Persephone's annual tenure below. As with the ancient original, tragedy awaits in the wings, offset by exquisite melodies, jaunty rhythms and a brilliant, inventive way of story telling. 

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Dates

Opening night: 10 August 2021

Run time

Two hours and 25 minutes

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Please note: the above images are from the Broadway run and do not necessarily reflect tour casting.

Awards

GRAMMY AWARDS, 2020 - WINS

Bes Musical Theater Album

TONY AWARDS, 2019 - WINS

Best Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Direction of a Musical - Rachel Chavkin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Andre De Sheilds
Best Sound Design of a Musical - Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Bradley King
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Rachel Hauck

TONY AWARDS, 2019 - NOMINATIONS

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Eva Noblezada
Best Book of a Musical - Anais Mitchell
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Direction of a Musical - Rachel Chavkin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Andre De Sheilds
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Patrick Page
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Amber Gray
Best Choreography - David Neumann
Best Orchestrations - Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Rachel Hauck
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Micheal Krass
Best Sound Design of a Musical - Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Bradley King

DRAMA DESK AWARDS, 2019 - WINS

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

DRAMA DESK AWARDS, 2019 - NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Director of a Musical - Rachel Chavkin
Outstanding Choreography - David Neumann
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Andre De Shields

2019 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS - NOMINATIONS

Distinguished Performance Award - Andre De Shields, Amber Gray
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or off-Broadway Musical

GRAMMY AWARDS 2020 - NOMINATIONS

Best Musical Theater Album

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