Sunday, December 02, 2018

New Musical Hadestown To Open On Broadway Next Spring

Image result for hadestown musical logoThat's right theatre fans. The 2018-2019 is about to get one "Hell" of a show. Like how I did that? Hadestown, which first premiered Off-Broadway in 2016 at the New York Theatre Workshop, will begin previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22, 2019, with opening night scheduled for April 17.

The show, which is currently running at the National Theatre in London thru January 29, is being directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chevkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), and features book, music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. Now I'll admit, I've never heard any of her music.

However, as someone who has written their own musical, I decided to give her music a little listen. The verdict? I liked it. It reminds me of Once, with a little hint of Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie and Clyde, mixed in with a side of Waitress. Quite the compliment I think.

So what exactly is the show all about? Well according to the show's website,"Hadestown, set in a Great Depression inspired apocalyptic setting, is a new musical about the fateful love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as the tumultuous relationship of King Hades and his wife Persephone." Sounds like a laugh out loud evening in the theatre to me. Just another joke there theatre fans. No on sale date has been announced as of yet. Be sure to check this website for further updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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