New York Theatre Workshop's production of Hadestown, the new, award-winning folk opera by Anaïs Mitchell, directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), officially opens May 23. The Off-Broadway premiere began performances May 6.
The cast of Hadestown features Nabiyah Be (Queen of the Night) as Eurydice, Damon Daunno (Brief Encounter) as Orpheus, Lulu Fall (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) as a Fate, Amber Gray (An Octoroon) as Persephone, Patrick Page (Spring Awakening) as Hades, Jessie Shelton (Futurity) as a Fate, Chris Sullivan (The Knick) as Hermes and Shaina Taub (Old Hats) as a Fate.
The new work, which was the recipient of a Richard Rodgers Production Award, follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain his one true love, Eurydice. According to production notes, Mitchell’s musical production is inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz.
The production features scenery by Rachel Hauck; costumes by Michael Krass; lighting by Bradley King; sound by Rob Kaplowitz; choreography by David Neumann; dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia; music direction by Liam Robinson; arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney; and co-arrangements and orchestrations and music supervision by Todd Sickafoose. Hadestown is co-conceived by Ben T. Matchstick.
New York Theatre Workshop is located at 79 E. 4th Street New York. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit nytw.org.
Updated May 23