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T. Oliver Reid Takes Over as Hermes in Hadestown

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Original cast member and understudy T. Oliver Reid takes over the role of Hermes in Broadway's Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre June 14, succeeding Tony winner André De Shields who played his final performance in the show May 29.

Reid has understudied the roles of Hermes, Hades, and members of the Workers Chorus. In March, the performer went on as one of the Fates, a role normally played by female-presenting actors. Reid made his Broadway debut in Chicago. Prior to Hadestown, he was most recently seen onstage in Once on This Island. His 13 Broadway credits include Follies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Mary Poppins. Along with Warren Adams, the performer founded Black Theatre Coalition, an organization created to dismantle the systemically racist and biased ideology in theatre.

In addition to Reid, the Broadway cast is led by Jewelle Blackman as Persephone, Grammy winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Tony nominee Tom Hewitt as Hades, and two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice...READ MORE

Author: Raven Brunner


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