Hadestown Cast and Creators Raise Their Cups for Tony Wins
See photos of winners André De Shields, Anaïs Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin, and more celebrate at curtain call on June 12.
Fresh off their Tony wins on Sunday, June 9, the cast and creators of Hadestown gathered together at curtain call after the Tuesday, June 11, performance to raise a toast for their big night. Check out photos from the curtain call toast below.
Hadestown won eight Tony Awards on Sunday evening, including Best Musical. Anaïs Mitchell won for Best Original Score, as did Rachel Chavkin for Best Direction of a Musical. André De Shields won for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
The principal company is led by Reeve Carney, De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page, with a cast that includes Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Kay Trinidad, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, Ahmad Simmons, Malcolm Armwood, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, and Khaila Wilcoxon.
The musical is described as follows: "Following two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell's beguiling melodies and Chavkin's poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers, and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience."
Hadestown originated as Mitchell's indie theater project that toured Vermont, which she then turned into an acclaimed album. With Chavkin, her artistic collaborator, Hadestown has been transformed into a genre-defying new musical that blends modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale. The show had its world premiere in 2016 at New York Theatre Workshop.
The Broadway creative team includes Rachel Hauck (set design), Michael Krass (costume design), Bradley King (lighting design), Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz (sound design), David Neumann (choreography), Liam Robinson (music direction and vocal arrangements), Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose (arrangements and orchestrations), and Ken Cerniglia (dramaturgy).