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Hadestown Reviews #1
Posted: 4/17/19 at 9:15am
Didn't see a thread started yet so..here it is!

I'm so excited to read the reviews tonight. Good luck and happy opening to the team
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Hadestown Reviews #2
Posted: 4/17/19 at 9:16am
Cant wait!
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Hadestown Reviews #3
Posted: 4/17/19 at 10:12am

David Cote of The Observer weighs in as mixed. Lots of positives but doesn't work as a total package according to Cote. 

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Hadestown Reviews #4
Posted: 4/17/19 at 11:03am

theNYCpro said: "David Cote ofThe Observerweighs in as mixed. Lots of positives but doesn't work as a total package according to Cote."

Idk if it's just me, but the link didn't work?

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Hadestown Reviews #5
Posted: 4/17/19 at 11:10am

I wonder who will be writing the times review. Isherwood wrote the off-bway one, and Jesse Green wrote a review for Vulture. 

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Hadestown Reviews #6
Posted: 4/17/19 at 11:18am

YvanEhtNioj said: "theNYCpro said: "David Cote of The Observer weighs in as mixed. Lots of positives but doesn't work as a total package according to Cote."

Idk if it's just me, but the link didn't work?
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Very odd. I tried Googling, which returned a hit, but clicking the link returned "Not found". I also tried a search on The Observer's site and didn't get it there either. It seems to have been taken down. 

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Hadestown Reviews #7
Posted: 4/17/19 at 11:25am
It shouldn't have been posted before tonight, so it was likely an error that has been corrected.
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Hadestown Reviews #8
Posted: 4/17/19 at 11:37am
Yes it looks like the article was taken down. Sorry I didn’t copy/paste when I had the chance!
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Hadestown Reviews #9
Posted: 4/17/19 at 11:49am

Mixed makes me a little nervous for the rest of the reviews. I really want this to do well!

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Hadestown Reviews #10
Posted: 4/17/19 at 1:44pm

Here's an archive of the Observer review if you want to read it now.

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Hadestown Reviews #11
Posted: 4/17/19 at 1:47pm

Internet was being weird and I double-posted.

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Hadestown Reviews #12
Posted: 4/17/19 at 1:53pm

raddersons said: "I wonder who will be writing the times review. Isherwood wrote the off-bway one, and Jesse Green wrote a review for Vulture."

Brantley was at Saturday night's performance, per a different NYT writer's twitter, so probably him.

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Hadestown Reviews #13
Posted: 4/17/19 at 4:28pm
so weird about observer... but really hoping this gets the raves it deserves
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Hadestown Reviews #14
Posted: 4/17/19 at 6:28pm

ImAProphet said: "Here's an archiveof the Observer review if you want to read it now."

That was rough 

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Hadestown Reviews #15
Posted: 4/17/19 at 6:46pm

YvanEhtNioj said: "ImAProphet said: "Here's an archiveof the Observer review if you want to read it now."

That was rough
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It's also extremely accurate x

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Hadestown Reviews #16
Posted: 4/17/19 at 6:57pm

I LOVED Hadestown but some of what the Observer said was fair, there is a great deal or narrating and telling not showing. Calling any potential neurodivergent character essentially a Dear Evan Hansen wannabe is rich (guess there can only be one neurodivergent character on broadway at a time). I have no problem critiquing Reeve’s performance/acting choices but the comparison was so unprompted, the shows are so different.  Also comparing Hadestown’s small, more adult fan base to the Be More Chill cult, misguided to say the least. 

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Hadestown Reviews #17
Posted: 4/17/19 at 7:03pm
Oh I agree that Act 2 is waaaayyy too long and a bunch of the songs sound way too similar. But I don't think that BMC comparison is accurate.
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Hadestown Reviews #18
Posted: 4/17/19 at 7:37pm
zzdawgg is a RAVE.
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Hadestown Reviews #19
Posted: 4/17/19 at 7:42pm

YvanEhtNioj said: "Oh I agree that Act 2 is waaaayyy too long and a bunch of the songs sound way too similar. But I don't think that BMC comparison is accurate."

What they really should've done is bite the bullet and made Hades and Persephone the stars of the show and cut a lot of the young lovers stuff which they are never going to get to work properly without adding even more boring stuff. That way they could lose a whole heap of reprises and similar sounding tracks from Act 2 and make it a thrilling one act 90 minute show. 

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Hadestown Reviews #23
Posted: 4/17/19 at 8:40pm

So far, they all mention how catchy the score is. It sounds like NJ.com felt the same way about Hermes as the Observer

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Hadestown Reviews #24
Posted: 4/17/19 at 8:47pm
amNY loved it. But points out Act two is slow.

https://www.amny.com/entertainment/hadestown-review-1.29924932
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Hadestown Reviews #25
Posted: 4/17/19 at 8:48pm

AM New York: New musical soars with stunning visuals and bold performances

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.amny.com/amp/entertainment/hadestown-review-1.29924932