Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. This acclaimed musical by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin is winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album.
It intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and Queen Persephone — as it invites you on an unforgettable journey to the underworld and back. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, singers and dancers, Hadestown asks audiences to imagine how the world could be.
Here is why we at Broadway Inbound think it's a perfect show for groups:
In the underworld of Hadestown, every performance is a journey through the depths of hair-raising storytelling and moving music, making it an absolute treat for viewers. This masterful Broadway spectacle intertwines two mythical tales of love from Ancient Greece. The Tony Award®-winning musical, which first enchanted audiences off-Broadway in 2016 before its Broadway debut in 2019, retells the tragic romances of Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and his wife Persephone. The genius of Anaïs Mitchell's folk opera score and Rachel Chavkin's superb direction come together to create a musical experience that is both visually stunning and emotionally evocative. With its uniquely modern take on ancient myths, Hadestown stands as a testament to the enduring power of love and the resilience of the human spirit. It's a gripping journey, not just to the underworld, but into the depths of our own imagination and the furthest reaches of our timeless need for connection and storytelling.
The music of Hadestown is truly something special. From the haunting and ethereal “Hey, Little Songbird” to the heart-wrenching ballad “Wait for Me,” the songs will stay with you long after the curtain falls. The songs give insight into each character and are relatable to everyone in the audience, whether with their themes of love, a search for a better future, regrets, or freedom.
Become a witness of two intertwining love stories - that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and the seasoned King Hades and his wife Persephone. Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world that oscillates between harsh winters and lush summers, this musical draws audiences into the mythic depths of the underworld, known as Hadestown. Orpheus embarks on a daring journey to rescue his love Eurydice from the depths of Hadestown, while Hades and Persephone grapple with their strained relationship. This compelling narrative, steeped in Greek mythology, explores all the themes close to the human heart—love, loss, desire, and the unwavering power of hope. The depth of the story, the hauntingly beautiful score, and the raw emotion portrayed on stage make Hadestown an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Hadestown is the proud recipient of eight Tony Awards®, one of the most prestigious accolades in American theatre. These awards speak to the unwavering commitment and efforts of the musical’s team both on stage and behind the scenes, giving recognition to the outstanding quality of the show's score and writing. Don't miss your chance to witness the sheer force of this musical firsthand by seeing Hadestown with a close circle of friends or bringing in your students to discover the fantastic world of Broadway.
Hadestown is a must-see for those Broadway enthusiasts who believe they've seen everything musical theatre has to offer. Alongside the show’s protagonists, you'll go through sorrow and hardships and discover the transformative force of music like never before. If you're choosing which Broadway show to enjoy as a group, Hadestown is a wonderful pick. This production has become a timeless masterpiece embraced by many generations of viewers.
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