Hadestown Broadway Cast Album Tracks to Be Released in Batches
A release schedule of certain songs has been announced.
The original Broadway cast recording of Hadestown will be released in batches of songs, Sing It Again Records has announced.
The official schedule of song drops is as follows:
Tuesday, June 4:
"Way Down Hadestown"
"Wait For Me ("Hey, the big artiste…") [Intro]"
"Wait For Me"
"Our Lady of the Underground"
Friday, June 7 - Highlights from the cast album, including:
"Livin' It Up On Top"
'Hey, Little Songbird"
"When The Chips Are Down ("Songbird vs. rattlesnake…") [Intro]"
'When The Chips Are Down"
'Gone, I'm Gone"
"Why We Build The Wall"
"Why We Build The Wall ("Behind closed doors...") [Outro]"
"Road to Hell (Reprise)"
Friday, June 28 – Songs related to the characters of Hades and Persephone
Friday, July 12 – Songs related to the characters of Hermes, the Fates, and the Workers Chorus
Friday, July 26 – Songs related to the characters of Orpheus and Eurydice
Composer Anaïs Mitchell said in a statement, "We got deep into editing and mixing these two-plus hours' worth of beautiful performances and realized we didn't have the heart to rush what feels like a very special recording that we hope will live for a long time! We've decided to release the entirety of the album in a few installments over the course of the next few weeks as 'character drops.' We hope this will give folks a chance to appreciate all over again the unique gifts of our unicorn company and give us the time we need to make sure we are creating the most magical recording possible!"
Directed by Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown stars Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page. They are joined by Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad as the Fates. The Workers Chorus is played by Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, and Ahmad Simmons. The full cast includes swings Malcolm Armwood, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, and Khaila Wilcoxon.