Written by celebrated singer-songwriter and Tony Award® winner Anaïs Mitchell, and developed with innovative director and Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, this 8-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical is the highest-grossing musical in the history of the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).
With Chavkin, her artistic collaborator, the Grammy Award-winning 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. 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 industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers, and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience.