The new Broadway musical Hadestown, which opened to critical praise April 17, will release an Original Broadway Cast Album June 7 on all major digital and streaming platforms. A two-CD recording will arrive in stores at a later date to be announced.
Anaïs Mitchell, who authored the book and score for the musical, takes her place in Broadway history as the first woman to write the book, music, and lyrics solo for a musical since the late Elizabeth Swados’ 1978 Runaways.
The album will be produced by David Lai and Todd Sicakfoose, who previously produced the beloved 2017 live recording from the show’s earlier run at New York Theatre Workshop.
Hadestown just received 12 nominations for the 69th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards.
READ: Hadestown Leads 2019 Outer Critics Circle Nominations
Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812) directs the Broadway production, starring Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon) as Eurydice and Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Orpheus. The are joined by two-time Tony nominee André De Shields (The Full Monty) as Hermes, Patrick Page (Saint Joan) as Hades, and Amber Gray (The Great Comet) as Persephone.
The principal cast reprise their performances from the recent London premiere—several have been attached to the production since its debut at NYTW.
The cast is completed by Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad as the Fates, with Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, and Ahmad Simmons in the chorus of Workers. Malcolm Armwood, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, and Khalia Wilcoxon serve as swings.
The production features choreography by David Neumann, musical direction by Liam Robinson, orchestrations by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, sets by Rachel Hauck, costumes by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz. Casting is by Stewart/Whitley.