Amber Gray to Return as 'Persephone' in HADESTOWN's Pre-Broadway Run in Canada
Just announced, the pre-Broadway production of Anaïs Mitchell's musical Hadestown will star original cast members Patrick Page and Amber Gray, reprising their roles as Hades and Persephone, respectively.
As previously confirmed, joining Page are fellow Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark alums Reeve Carney and T.V. Carpio in the roles Orpheus and Eurydice. Kingsley Leggs will round out the principal cast as Hermes.
Rachel Chavkin (Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), who directed the original off-Broadway production, is set to direct the Citadel's limited engagement beginning November 11, with performances through December 3, 2017.
Additional casting for Hadestown includes Vance Avery, Kira Guloien, Jewelle Blackman, Evangelia Kambites, Andrew Broderick, Tara Jackson, and Hal Wesley Rogers who round out the company as Fates and Workers.
Captured live during its twice-extended run at New York Theatre Workshop, the cast album for Hadestown is currently available in stores and digitally. The unique mixture of New Orleans jazz, folk, and Broadway make the sound perfectly suited for a live recording to truly capture the energy and magic of the music and show. The album is produced for Warner Music Group by David Lai and Todd Sickafoose. Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, and Don Erik Franzen are Executive producers. For more information on where to get the album, click here. For additional notes on the recording, visit www.hadestown.com.
Hadestown premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in May 2016, where it played to critical acclaim and sold-out houses. This new musical, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and developed with and directed by three-time OBIE Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin, follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell's beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.
Hadestown was co-conceived by Ben t. Matchstick and features music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell, arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney, additional/co-arrangements and orchestrations by Todd Sickafoose, U.S. casting by Stewart/Whitley Casting, and direction by Rachel Chavkin. Hadestown. Hadestown is a winner of a Richard Rodgers Production Award, administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus