By Donna Herman
I realize that a trip to hell doesn’t sound like a good night out – but trust me – you want to go to Hadestown. It’s not a punishment, it’s a reward with great music, incredible voices, some wonderful performances, and a surprising love story. Based on a couple of Greek myths, it’s a home run, high-toned but accessible, moving, engaging, filled with great music and voices and just plain fun! I heard one audience member say on the way out “I never thought I’d say it, but this was better than Hamilton!” I’m not sure I’d go quite that far, but I sure enjoyed it! Read my full review here.
WITH: Reeve Carney (Orpheus); Eva Noblezada (Eurydice); Amber Gray (Persephone); Patrick Page (Hades); André de Shields (Hermes); Jewelle Blackman (Fate); Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Fate); Kay Trinidad (Fate); Afra Hines (Workers Chorus); Timothy Hughes (Workers Chorus); John Krause (Workers Chorus); Kimberly Marable (Workers Chorus); Ahmad Simmons (Workers Chorus).
ORCHESTRA: Liam Robinson (Conductor/Piano/Accordion); Dana Lyn (Violin); Marika Hughes (Cello); Michael Chorney (Guitar); Brian Drye (Trombone/Glockenspiel); Robinson Morse (Double Bass); Ben Perowsky (Drums/Percussion); David Lai (Music Coordinator)
Scenic Design by Rachel Hauck; Costume Design by Michael Krass; Lighting Design by Bradley King; Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg & Jessica Paz; Arrangements & Orchestrations by Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose; Musical Director & Vocal Arrangements by Liam Robinson; Dramaturg, Ken Cerniglia; Casting by Stewart/Whitley; Production Stage Manager, Beverly Jenkins; Paul J. Smith, Stage Manager. Presented at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street, NYC. For tickets call 877-250-2929 or visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/hadestown-ny-tickets/artist/2580967?awtrc=true, or visit the box office Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 8PM or Sunday: 12PM – 6PM. Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.