BREAKING NEWS: Following a triumphant debut Off Broadway back in 2016, the new original dark mythological underground rock musical Hadestown is heading its way to Broadway next year 2019. But before it heads to the Great White Way, the show will make its way overseas to London’s West End this Fall 2018. It will play a strictly limited engagement at London’s National Theatre (in the Olivier Theatre) from November 2nd, 2018 through January 26th, 2019.
No word has been made yet for Broadway on when is the start date, which Theatre it will be in, or the casting.
HADESTOWN is written by acclaimed singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell. It’s a Greek Mythology folk opera retelling of the story of “Orpheus” (a musician, poet, and prophet) on a quest to conquer the wicked “Hades” (The Greek God of the Underworld) and bring back his true love “Eurydice” back to life from the dead.
Along with Mitchell’s score, the creative team will include….
Direction by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (The Great Comet),
Scenic Design by Obie Award winner Rachel Hauck,
Costume design by Michael Krass (The recent Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Noises Off),
Lighting design by Tony Award winner Bradley King (The Great Comet),
Sound design by Tony nominee Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton: An American Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, Cinderella the Musical, and the upcoming The Cher Show),
Choreography by David Neumann,
Musical direction by Liam Robinson (War Horse),
and Orchestrations and Arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose.
HADESTOWN was originally conceived in 2010 as a concept album. It featured recordings of the songs performed by some of the most acclaimed folk singing recording artists including Anias Mitchell, Justin Vernon, Ani DeFranco, Greg Brown, The Low Anthem lead singer Ben Knox Miller, and more. The development of the album being transformed into a musical happened in 2012 when Anias Mitchell met Rachel Chavkin (after seeing a performance of The Great Comet Off Broadway). They began to work on the pice before the show had its official world premiere sold out run at the New York Theatre Workshop back in 2016.
Hadestown, the celebrated new musical by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, developed with and directed by Great Comet Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin, will play Broadway in …
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