Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell's underworld-set folk opera, which premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016, returns to New York following its London premiere at the National Theatre last fall.
The production officially opened on Broadway April 17 at the Walter Kerr Theatre following previews that began March 22.
Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812) directs the production that stars 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.
Mitchell authored the book, music, and lyrics for Hadestown, making the show the first Broadway musical to feature a book, music, and lyrics by a sole female writer since Elizabeth Swados’ 1978 Runaways.
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The principal cast reprise their performances from the recent London premiere—several have been attached to the production since its 2016 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.