André De Shields, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More in Rehearsal for HADESTOWN at the National Theatre

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada’s Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway.

André De Shields and Rachel Chavkin. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
André De Shields and Rachel Chavkin. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in: these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust in each other is put to a final test.

Eva Noblezada. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Eva Noblezada. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin have transformed Mitchell’s acclaimed concept album into a genre-defying new musical that mixes modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.

Patrick Page and Amber Gray. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Patrick Page and Amber Gray. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

The cast stars Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, André De Shields as Hermes, Amber Gray as Persephone and Patrick Page as Hades. The cast also includes Sharif Afifi, Rosie Fletcher, Beth Hinton-Lever, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Seyi Omooba, Gloria Onitiri, Patrick Page, Aiesha Pease, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw and Shaq Taylor.

André De Shields, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Gloria Onitiri, Rosie Fletcher. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
André De Shields, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Gloria Onitiri, Rosie Fletcher. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

Directed by Rachel Chavkin, with set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design byNevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreography by David Neumann, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, orchestrations and arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, with Ken Cerniglia as dramaturg.

Reeve Carney. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Reeve Carney. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
André De Shields. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
André De Shields. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Company. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Company. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Liam Robinson, Rachel Chavkin. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Liam Robinson, Rachel Chavkin. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Liam Robinson and company Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Liam Robinson and company Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Anais Mitchell. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Anais Mitchell. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Amber Gray, Anais Mitchell, and Reeve Carney. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Amber Gray, Anais Mitchell, and Reeve Carney. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Company. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Company. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Rosie Fletcher, David Neumann, Eva Noblezada, Carly Mercedes Dyer. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Rosie Fletcher, David Neumann, Eva Noblezada, Carly Mercedes Dyer. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Rachel Chavkin. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Rachel Chavkin. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Amber Gray. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Amber Gray. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Patrick Page. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Patrick Page. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
David Neumann. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
David Neumann. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Liam Robinson with Sharif Afifi, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw, Aiesha Pease, and Beth Hinton-Lever. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Liam Robinson with Sharif Afifi, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw, Aiesha Pease, and Beth Hinton-Lever. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Shaq Taylor and Beth Hinton-Lever. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Shaq Taylor and Beth Hinton-Lever. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Carly Mercedes Dyer, Gloria Onitiri, and Rosie Fletcher. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Carly Mercedes Dyer, Gloria Onitiri, and Rosie Fletcher. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Sharif Afifi with David Neumann. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks
Sharif Afifi with David Neumann. Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

 

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