Anaïs Mitchell to Offer Insider's Look at Hadestown With New Book | Playbill

Book News Anaïs Mitchell to Offer Insider's Look at Hadestown With New Book Working on a Song: The Lyrics of Hadestown will be released in October.
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Anaïs Mitchell Marc J. Franklin

Tony-winning composer Anaïs Mitchell will offer an inside look at the Hadestown score and share behind-the-scenes stories this fall in her new book, Working on a Song: The Lyrics of Hadestown, out October 6 from Plume.

In addition to a complete set of lyrics with notes and first drafts, Working on a Song includes insights into the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, the journey to making the lead characters believable, the ins-and-outs of opening a show on Broadway; Mitchell’s writing room and team, and more.

Hadestown began previews on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre March 22, 2019, following an Off-Broadway premiere and multiple subsequent engagements. The production, directed by Tony winner Rachel Chavkin with choreography by David Neumann, was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, winning eight including Best Musical.

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