The Reviews for HADESTOWN are In…

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Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Eva Noblezada as Eurydice and Amber Gray as Persephone in the musical “Hadestown.” Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Critics adore Hadestown, giving the most appealing recommendation for the underworld you’re ever likely to hear. Blending Greek mythology with a Big Easy vibe and featuring a captivating score that ranges from pulsing, rhythmic folk-pop to downright heavenly arias, the critics are impressed with the balance achieved by the musical’s creative developers, Anaïs Mitchell (writer) and Rachel Chavkin (director). And with devilishly good performances, particularly from André De Shields (Hermes), Amber Gray (Persephone), and Patrick Page (Hades), Hadestown deserves a spot “up on top” of your must-see list. (Get it?)

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF HADESTOWN

All your favorite Greeks are heading somewhere in “Hadestown,” the sumptuous, hypnotic and somewhat hyperactive musical that opened on Wednesday night after its own twisty 13-year road to Broadway. Eurydice descends to the underworld; Orpheus follows to retrieve her. Persephone spends six months aboveground… 

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DEADLINE REVIEW OF HADESTOWN

roadway is doing some remarkable myth-making this season, or maybe myth-revising. Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! is upending that great American folktale of the frontier. Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird is taking on the myth of its very own origins. And now Hadestown, the most thrilling new… 

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VARIETY REVIEW OF HADESTOWN

“Hadestown” triggered a lot of buzz when this wholly American show (which came to the stage by way of a concept album) premiered at Off Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. Arriving on Broadway with its earthly delights more or less intact, this perfectly heavenly musical — with book, music and lyrics by… 

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF HADESTOWN

In “Road to Hell,” the exhilarating opening number of the utterly fabulous Hadestown, Hermes, the conductor of souls into the afterlife, invites us to “Ride that train to the end of the line.” He’s played with seductive authority and knowing humor by the eternally elegant Andre De Shields, outfitted like a

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TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF HADESTOWN

Here’s my advice: Go to hell. And by hell, of course, I mean Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell’s fizzy, moody, thrilling new Broadway musical. Ostensibly, at least, the show is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy goes to the land of the dead in hopes… 

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