Hadestown is returning to Broadway on September 2, 2021 and will be the first production to reopen on Broadway since the shutdown began in March 2020. It will reopen at the Walter Kerr before previously announced shows coming back on September 14, which include Chicago, Hamilton, Wicked, and The Lion King.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 11 at 10 AM ET via www.seatgeek.com/hadestown-tickets. Prior to the general on sale, tickets will go on sale exclusively for American Express® Card Members on Tuesday, June 1 at 10 AM ET through Tuesday, June 8 at 9:59 AM ET by visiting www.hadestown.com.
Hadestown fans, will have priority access to tickets via the “Songbird First Access Program,” beginning Tuesday, June 8 at 10 AM ET. To sign up for the “Songbird First Access Program,” please visit www.hadestown.com.
In addition, the North American tour of Hadestown will kick off with its official opening taking place Friday, October 15, at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for a four-week engagement and continue to over 30 cities in its first season with more to be announced shortly. Prior to the Kennedy Center run, the tour will have a week-long stop at Greenville, South Carolina’s Peace Center (Tuesday, October 5 – Sunday, October 10). For the latest tour route and other information, visit www.hadestown.com/tour.
The Broadway return and the start of the tour will be preceded by Hadestown‘s first international production after winning eight 2019 Tony Awards. This production at Seoul, South Korea’s LG Art Center will be presented by S & Co., a leader in the Korean musical theater industry, the Korean language production will have its first preview in August for a limited engagement.
The producers of Hadestown, Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy, said, “For the past 15 months, ‘spring will come again,’ has become our mantra. Anaïs Mitchell’s elegant lyric has gotten us through a year of profound change, soul searching, and more than a few sleepless nights. Now, as spring is in full bloom in New York, that mantra continues to show itself in wonderful ways, as we’re able to announce not only our return to Broadway, but our North American tour, and our first-ever international production in South Korea. Bringing Hadestown back to stages all over the globe is a fundamental celebration of theater’s survival, about the power of this beloved art form, and the strength of millions of arts workers who are bringing it back to life. It will be an honor to sit in the audience on Thursday, September 2 at the Kerr and see fans welcome our cast, crew, and band back to the stage where they belong.”
Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin said, “I have desperately missed this show and our company over the past year. Hadestown is about rebirth and the deep need to tell old stories anew in fellowship together; I think when audiences reunite with our company (onstage and off), it’s going to be wildly powerful. Hadestown is also about a community coming together and calling for change. As we’ve seen demands for necessary change from across the country – in the fight for racial justice and economic justice and environmental justice – I think the show’s central theme of imagining how the world could be will ring out particularly loudly.”
Casting for both Broadway and the upcoming tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Hadestown is written by celebrated singer-songwriter and Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell and developed with innovative director and Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin.
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.Get the best prices on tickets to Hadestown on TodayTix – click here.
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Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young (2021 DisOrient Film Audience Award for Best Short Narrative). She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.