Warner Music Group Releases Four Track EP From Off-Broadway's Hadestown
Anaïs Mitchell's mythological musical played at New York Theatre Workshop earlier this year.
Warner Music Group has released a new EP of four exclusive tracks recorded live during the recent off-Broadway run of the new musical Hadestown. A release of the full album is planned for 2017. The album, and this prerelease, is produced by David Lai and Todd Sickafoose.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin at New York Theatre Workshop, Hadestown began performances May 6, and ran through July 31, following two extensions. 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.
The cast features 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.