Hadestown

By Anaïs Mitchell
Developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin

2015/16 Season

May 6, 2016—July 31, 2016

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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.

Scenery by Rachel Hauck
Costumes by Michael Krass
Lighting by Bradley King
Sound by Robert Kaplowitz
Properties by Noah Mease
Arrangements & Orchestrations by Michael Chorney
Music Supervision, Co-arrangements & Orchestrations by Todd Sickafoose
Music Direction by Liam Robinson
Choreography by David Neumann
Dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia
Co-conceived by Ben t. Matchstick
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub

Featuring Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub

Due to the unique layout of the theatre for Hadestown, late seating may not be possible and is at the discretion of management. We are unable to allow re-entry if you exit the theatre during the performance.