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.
Scenic Design Rachel Hauck
Costume Design Michael Krass
Lighting Design Bradley King
Sound Design Robert Kaplowitz
Properties Noah Mease
Arrangements & Orchestrations Michael Chorney
Music Supervision, Co-arrangements & Orchestrations Todd Sickafoose
Music Direction Liam Robinson
Choreography David Neumann
Dramaturgy Ken Cerniglia
Co-conceived Ben T. Matchstick
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub
Featuring Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub