Take a trip to the outstanding universe of Hadestown and join Eurydice and Orpheus as they take a journey into the underworld! This critically acclaimed musical has been making waves since its premiere in 2006, and it’s been entertaining theater loves each year it goes on tour! From 2023 to 2024, Hadestown’s touring production will traverse North America with countless performances! The show comes to Boston, Massachusetts, in the spring of 2024, with eight coveted showings! These performances of the award-winning musical will be taking over the iconic Wang Theatre! Get ready to explore hell and witness the experiences of the captivating characters in this highly-regarded production! You’ll surely have a great time watching this outstanding storyline that entertained hundreds of thousands of viewers worldwide! This unique story will have you talk about performance for months to come! So hurry and catch Hadestown by securing your tickets now through the Get Tickets link before it’s too late!
“Sumptuous. Gorgeous. As Good As It Gets. You wish you could live in the glowy moment forever.” – New York Times
“The Best New Musical of the Season” – The Wall Street Journal
“Utterly Fabulous. Rachel Chavkin is Fearlessly Innovative.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A transporting musical hit!” – Time Out
“Visionary and Ravishing” – New York Magazine
Have you ever wanted to escape the hardships of life? Well, in Hadestown, a young girl named Eurydice did precisely that. She abandons life on Earth due to famine and poverty. Instead, she chose a life in Hadestown, a Greek underworld that resembles a hellish industrial world. But Eurydice’s departure from Earth doesn’t go unnoticed because her lover, Orpheus, extensively searches to save her from hell. The poor singer-songwriter promised to write a song to make spring come again. Sadly, this wasn’t enough to persuade Eurydice to stay. Some other iconic characters in Hadestown include Hades himself, Persephone, the Fates, and Hermes.
The original production was held in 2006 in Barre, Washington, and Vergennes, Vermont. The ten-city tour was more like a D.I.Y theater project with the music, lyrics, and book written and composed by Anais Mitchell. The initial creative team included arranger Michale Chorney. A few years later, Mitchell sought the help of acclaimed director Rachel Chavkin. Together, they transformed the small production into a stage musical with 15 more songs and developed a more clarified plot and dialogue. In 2016, Hadestown premiered on Off-Broadway. Its initial spring/summer run was extended by a few more weeks. After making waves in New York, the production traveled to Canada in 2017 and London in 2018. The following year, Hadestown finally went on Broadway, and the production continues to belt out performances to this day.
Its Broadway run resulted in numerous accolades, including eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Meanwhile, Chavkin won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Over at the Drama Desk Awards, Hadestown won Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical. In 2019, the musical bagged six Outer Critics Circle Awards out of 12 nominations, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. The following year, Hadestown’s official music soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Best Music Theater Album.
From 2023 to 2024, Hadestown will be touring North America and delivering performances in over 20 cities. The touring production features highly-regarded performers, including Nathan Lee Graham as Hermes, Maria-Christina Oliveras as Persephone, Matthew Patrick Quinn as Hades, J. Antion as Orpheus, and Hannah Whitley as Eurydice. The creative team includes acclaimed choreographer David Neumann, scenic designer Rachel Hauck, costume designer Michael Krass, lighting designer Bradley King, and sound designers Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz. The team had also brought in tour coordinator Eric Kang to lead the touring production for North America.
“Directed by Rachel Chavkin (“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”), “Hadestown” contains a stunning visual design evoking both a New Orleans barroom scene and a smoldering mechanical underworld, complemented by the motion of turntables, a rollicking band, bold performances and expressive dance choreography.” – Matt Windman of amNY
Hadestown is set to extend its performances all the way to the spring of 2024. The musical has received countless rave reviews since its premiere in Off-Broadway. Critics praised its Broadway production, particularly the actors for Hades and Queen Persephone. NJ.com’s reviewer describes the performers as “excellent, with one standing slightly above the rest.” The writer continued to call the performances as “both garishly funny and romantically yearning.” Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly praised the musical for using Greek mythology and creating something new. The review continued to say it “feels like it sprung forth as something entirely new.” Lastly, the Daily Beast had nothing but good words for the musical, “Hadestown has so much fun telling, as it puts it, this “sad tale” that even though this retelling of a well-trodden Greek myth feels slight, it also makes for a joyful performance.”
This upcoming spring, Hadestown makes its stop in Boston, Massachusetts. The production will hold a total of eight performances at the Wang Theatre from April 23 to 28, with two showings on Saturday and Sunday. As Boston’s favorite entertainment destination, the Wang Theatre has a long-standing reputation for hosting the city’s most exciting events. The theater, commissioned as a Boston Landmark, is an impressive structure with a breathtaking lobby interior. The concert hall itself is the epitome of world-class architecture – clearly intertwining classic and modern worlds. Plush seating ensures that all attendees watch the musical in utmost comfort. At the same time, state-of-the-art sound and light technology will provide a clear and crisp audio and visual experience. The Wang Theatre’s complete facilities and great accessibility guarantee that attendees will have a fuss-free encounter when they attend Hadestown this spring!
If you love top-tier entertainment, you should allow yourself to experience an entirely different world, specifically a universe where mythical Greek Gods and characters are brought to life! If you want to catch this award-winning musical this spring, you should secure your tickets now to Hadestown at the Wang Theatre! Tickets are now available through the Get Tickets link!