Patrick Page, Chris Sullivan, Jessie Shelton, Nabiyah Be, Lulu Fall, Shaina Taub, Damon Daunno, and Amber Gray celebrate the opening of Hadestown at New York Theatre Workshop.
Patrick Page, Chris Sullivan, Jessie Shelton, Nabiyah Be, Lulu Fall, Shaina Taub, Damon Daunno, and Amber Gray celebrate the opening of Hadestown at New York Theatre Workshop.
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New York Theatre Workshop celebrated the opening night of Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown on May 23. The production is developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin.

The company includes 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.

Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Hadestown 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.

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 coarrangements and orchestrations and music supervision by Todd Sickafoose. Hadestown is coconceived by Ben T. Matchstick.

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