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Hadestown - 2016 - Off-Broadway

With Hadestown, celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and inventive two-time Obie award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) transform Mitchell's "phenomenal concept album" (Rolling Stone) into a bold new work for the stage. This folk opera 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 and full stomachs. 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.


New York Theatre Workshop

(New York, NY)
79 East 4th Street


by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
La Jolla Playhouse has announced its return to live, in-person theatre with several exciting upcoming projects. This summer, the Playhouse will offer two on-site events: the Without Walls (WOW) production of A Thousand Ways (Part 2): An Encounter, by 600 Highwaymen, and the 2021 DNA New Works Series.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
I'm Still Here, a new virtual benefit for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Division, will stream on Broadway On Demand on June 23. The evening is a celebration of the division's 90th Anniversary, and the 50th  Anniversary of its beloved Theatre on Film and Tape Archive and will honor Harold Prince and George C. Wolfe. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
In celebration of the highly-anticipated re-opening of Broadway theaters this fall, the Broadway Live Cinema Festival is launching as a four-week film and live performance event honoring Broadway and movie musicals. The inaugural festival runs from July 15th through August 8th at the AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present a brand-new season filled with concerts and performances for a wide range of tastes from eclectic to traditional, from Grammy-winning artists in jazz, American roots, classical and global music to Broadway greats and more.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 26, 2021
Contestant Liesie Kelly shares more about their charity, why they applied for Next on Stage, and how Hadestown changed their life!
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Today's top stories: Hadestown band diversity initiative, Les Miserables opens in Tokyo, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021
The online series Cabaret on the Couch will return Friday, May 28th with an all-star lineup of performers. The evening will benefit Arts for Immigrants: a professional artists-based community that creates new opportunities specifically designed for the unique environment in which immigrant artists are living.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - May 26, 2021
Desde que el pasado octubre se anunciasen los nominados a los 74º Premios Tony, no habíamos vuelto a saber nada de cuándo y cómo se celebraría la ceremonia, pero hoy hemos podido saber que se celebrará el próximo mes de septiembre.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
Hadestown and Girl From the North Country have just announced their Broadway return dates! Hadestown will reopen on September 2, with Girl From the North Country coming on October 13. Additionally, Thoughts of a Colored Man is set to come to Broadway on October 31. The production will star Dyllón Burnside, Keith David, Luke James, and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 25, 2021
The fantastic band from the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown has announced an effort to diversify its ranks when the show returns.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021
As of now, Hadestown will be the first production to reopen on Broadway since the shutdown began in March 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced a very special benefit reading of  Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, Volpone, or The Fox directed by Jesse Berger, Red Bull’s Founder and Artistic Director. First produced by Red Bull Theater in 2012, this new version will feature emendations & elaborations by director Berger and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.
by AniKatrina Fageol - May 24, 2021
Broadway WILL be back! And it's happening this fall! I am very excited to announce that Orpheum Theatre Group has finalized its Broadway season with some new dates to look forward to! COME FROM AWAY, which has been rescheduled from 2020, marks the return of Broadway to Memphis in October, and then the season kicks off with the return of THE LION KING in November.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 24, 2021
Theatre favorites Fergie L. Philippe (Hamilton), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop, The Danish Girl), Drew Gasparini (The Karate Kid, It's Kind of A Funny Story) and Kimberly Marable (Hadestown) help welcome Shoshana Medney to BPN with SHO & Tell, which she coined on her live YouTube Series: The SHO Must Go On...line!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2021
On this day in 2016, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical HADESTOWN celebrated its off-Broadway opening at New York Theatre Workshop.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 22, 2021
You voted, now here they are! Meet our top 10 of Next on Stage in the college category.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021
Today's top stories: Billy Porter reveals he is HIV-positive, the Drama Book Shop will reopen on June 10, and more!
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021
DeForest Theatricals announces Doris Dear, “America's Perfect Housewife” streaming season 2, episode 4, of her hit show, “Doris Dear's Gurl Talk”, on Broadway On Demand Friday May 21st starting at 3pm ET.  Stop by and spend an entertaining, informative half hour in the Rumpus Room with “Doris Dear's Gurl Talk” and her special guest, Broadway star T Oliver Reid!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2021
In the episode, Rollins must revisit an old case when a child sent to juvenile detention is released after his 18th birthday. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2021
Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, WP THEATER has announce the one-month extension of Weightless, a theatrical concert film featuring the propulsive and intimate musical storytelling of Bay Area indie rock band The Kilbanes - married songwriting and performing duo Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses - under the visionary direction of Drama League Award nominee Tamilla Woodard (Where We Stand, Hadestown Assoc.).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
On Monday, June 7, Members of Congress and distinguished Washington influencers from both sides of the aisle will travel back to Shakespeare's day for one evening only! Following upon the success of last summer's virtual Will on the Hill, this year's performance will also be online with pay-what-you-will pricing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel have announced that “Broadway’s Supper Club” Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performances on June 17, 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
The Orpheum Theatre Group has announced that the upcoming Broadway season has been finalized. Broadway will return to Memphis in October with COME FROM AWAY, rescheduled from 2020. In November, the return of DISNEY'S THE LION KING will kick off the much-anticipated new season.
by Alan Henry - May 17, 2021
HADESTOWN, the recipient of 8 Tony Awards and winner of Best Theatre Album at the Grammy Awards is opening this coming August at LG Art Center in Korea as the first internationally licensed production. We've got a first look at the cast!
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2021
Today, we're getting to know Moulin Rouge! star Jacqueline B. Arnold, with whom you can book a shoutout today!
by Team BWW - May 15, 2021
The sun will come out tomorrow. That's because after over a year of waiting, New York officials have at last spread word that Broadway will indeed soon be back. Which shows will return when? BroadwayWorld has gathered all of the latest news on the return of live theatre. Check back regularly for updates!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
Today's top stories: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon perform a special tribute to Broadway, Taraji P. Henson cast as Miss Hannigan in NBC's Annie Live!, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 9, 2021
Considered by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda to be the 'next big thing' on Broadway, Mexican director, composer, arranger, and orchestrator Jaime Lozano is 'returning' to Joe's Pub on June 24 with a virtual concert as part of its series Joe's Pub Live!, a free series of streamed performances.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
New York Theatre Workshop has announced the complete 2021/22 Season as well as initial work for the 2022/23 Season. The 2021/22 season begins this summer with Semblance by Obie Award winner, NYTW Usual Suspect & former 2050 Fellow Whitney White.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2021
Trailblazing a historical path for the new Gulfshore Playhouse at the Baker Theatre and Education Center, numerous philanthropic, business and community leaders stepped up support for the professional theatre, not just meeting the Patty and Jay Baker $10 million match challenge, but exceeding it by over $400,000. Gulfshore Playhouse has now raised $54.3 million for its new cultural campus.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2021
Tonight the spirit of Broadway as we know it reawakened with a little help from the great Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon.
by Steve Callahan - Jun 7, 2021
Yes, André de Shields is playing Lear! His long career in musical theater stretches from the original Hair to The Wiz to Hadestown, and it is bespangled with awards (Emmy, Grammy and others). He’s an icon. Now, at seventy-five, he takes on the most demanding role in all of Shakespeare.
by Robert Diamond - Jun 7, 2021
The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by Carl Cofield, opened in Forest Park on June 4 in St. Louis, MO. In the title role is Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Play On!, The Full Monty). 
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 5, 2021
Debbie Allen is one of those arts types that simply doesn’t fit into one category. I think it is safe to say she is an all-around goddess of the arts. Her list of achievements includes being directed by Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins, directing Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway, choreographing the Oscars, being an executive producer and actress on the long running Grey’s Anatomy, and running a dance academy that bears her name.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
The Pioneer Center for Performing Arts and title sponsor First Independent Bank are thrilled to announce the Broadway musical, HAMILTON, will play its premiere Reno engagement and anchor the 2021 – 22 Broadway Comes To Reno season.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
The National Theatre has today announced its programming until the start of next year with productions on all three South Bank stages as well as three major UK tours, two productions on Broadway, a return to cinemas, and a new feature film to be broadcast on television this autumn. In the week the theatre reopened for audiences again, six new productions were announced, and five productions halted by the pandemic were confirmed to return to the South Bank.  
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021
Written and performed by Tse, with music arranged and directed by Katie Morton and directed by the other half of Red Scare, James Cain, That’s All She Wrote intersperses songs from recent Broadway hits (Hadestown, Fun Home, Waitress), underrated indie gems (Murder Ballad, Runaways, Heterotopia) and original music with tales from musical theatre history. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Today, Hadestown, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best New Musical, announced it is partnering with REVERB, the artist-led environmental nonprofit organization, to reduce the climate footprint for both the Broadway production and upcoming North American tour and engage fans in meaningful activism at their performances and online. 
by Student Blogger: Michael Scuotto - Jun 3, 2021
It's a fun little niche. And it's a great way to have an experience with a show, even years or decades after that show is closed. Do any of you collect Playbills? What are your best finds? Or your dream finds? I'd love to hear about them!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 2, 2021
Contestant Ty-Gabriel Jones shares why he applied to Next on Stage, what musical theatre means to him, and a memory from seeing Hadestown!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
Hosted at northern venues Manchester Royal Exchange and Northern Stage, Newcastle, and part of its National Programme, two new bursaries will see the recipients work alongside, and receive mentorship from Roy Alexander Weise MBE and Maria Crocker, both previous beneficiaries of the JMK Trust.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021
Congratulations to Mia Cherise Hall, the college winner of Next on Stage! Look back at her journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
The 2021-2022 Peace Broadway Season at the Peace Center, sponsored by Gibbs Cancer Center, will feature Tony Award-winners, fan favorites, theatrical takes on beloved films and reimagined revivals, representing the best in touring Broadway.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021
Michael Ritchie announced that he will retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021. Having taken over the position from Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson in January, 2005, for more than 16 years, Ritchie has led one of the country’s largest nonprofit regional theatres, producing and presenting 266 productions.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 10, 2021
Jaime Lozano can't wait to be back on the live stage but in the meantime fans can enjoy him virtually, thanks to Joe's Pub.
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - Jun 1, 2021
As we know, Broadway is returning this fall (FINALLY!). While many shows were forced to shut their doors permanently due to the pandemic, several productions have already set re-opening dates.
by Alex Freeman - Jun 1, 2021
As the calendar turns to June, we’re one step closer to Broadway reopening, fewer audience restrictions in the UK, and more theatre companies taking steps toward performing in the great outdoors. All of these are great signs for the industry, and increased arts funding are yet another sign that the days are starting to get a bit brighter.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021
Celia Mei Rubin is bringing a celebration of live cabaret featuring the songs of award-winning composer/lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh to world-renowned cabaret venue Don’t Tell Mama on Friday, June 18th at 7PM. Starring a Broadway cast accompanied by a live band, the evening will be a grand toast to the return of live cabaret and this iconic venue!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021
The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and Broadway in Columbus today announced the return of Columbus’ most popular musical, WICKED, as an add-on to the 2021-22 PNC Broadway in Columbus season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021
If you're serious about a career on the stage, you want to learn from the very best. And this summer, students in Pittsburgh will actually get this experience, as Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School brings a panoply of Broadway stars to town for a four-week intensive Broadway Takeover course in dancing, singing and acting, culminating in a production of 'Into the Woods' for the public.