WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Hadestown premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in May 2016, where it played to critical acclaim and sold-out houses. This newish musical, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and developed with and directed by multi-Obie Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin, follows Orpheus's mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Audience members 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. 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.