2019 Tony Awards Flashback: On the Town with André De Shields, Harold Wheeler,Terrence McNally, David Henry Hwang, Rachel Chavkin, Anaïs Mitchell, Jordan Roth, Clint Ramos, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Jason Michael Webb, Michael McElroy and More

Vinie Burrows, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Lia Chang at the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Garth Kravits

Last year, after a half century in the theater, Broadway veteran André De Shields took home his first Tony Award at the age of 73 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role as Hermes in Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown. 

This was his 3rd nomination. He was previously nominated for Play On andThe Full Monty.

Photo by Lia Chang

André received the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and the Actors’ Equity Foundation’s 2019 Richard Seff Award.

Tony Award Winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

He recently received the 2020 Grammy Award for Musical Theater Album for Hadestown, an honorary Doctor of Arts Degree from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, the 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2019 SAGE Joyce Warshow Lifetime Achievement Award, The York Theatre Company’s 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre, and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young presented André with the Key to the City of Baltimore in August, 2019.

André De Shields receives the Key to the City of Baltimore from Mayor Jack Young in the Ceremonial Room. Photo by Lia Chang

During his acceptance speech for the Tony Award, André gave a shoutout to his hometown of Baltimore, Md and shared his three cardinal rules of his ability and longevity which included:

1. Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming.

2. Slowly is the fastest way to get to where you want to be.

3. The top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing.

Below is my flashback coverage of last year’s Tony Awards celebration.

The cast and crew of Hadestown accept the award for Best Musical onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown was named Best Musical at The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards on June 9th winning in eight categories. Hadestown  won for Best Director for Rachel Chavkin, Best Score for Anaïs Mitchell, Best Scenic Design for Rachel Hauck, Best Lighting Design for Bradley King, Best Sound Design for Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg, and Best Orchestrations for Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose.

Hosted by James Corden, live from Radio City Music Hall and broadcast on the CBS Television Network, the ceremony honored the incredibly talented theatre professionals for their remarkable achievements on Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.

Rachel Hauck wins a Tony Award for Scenic Design of a Musical for Hadestown during the 2019 Tony Awards with Jewelle Blackman, John Krause, Cherie B. Tay, Malcolm Armwood, Ahmad Simmons, Kimberly Marable, Jessie Shelton, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes and Khaila Wilcoxon. Photo by Jenny Anderson, Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions
(L-R) Nevin Steinberg, Jessica Paz, Bradley King, Rachel Hauck, Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, 2019 Tony Award winners from HADESTOWN. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
The team from Hadestown (l-r) Producer Tom Kirdahy, Director Rachel Chavkin, Producer Dale Franzen, Creator Anais Mitchell, Producer Mara Isaacs, Producer Hunter Arnold and Producer Jordan Roth, winner of Best Musical. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Below is André’s photo diary of the night from Radio City Music Hall, the victory lap at The Plaza Hotel and the Hadestown party at The Times Square Edition.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL JUNE 9, 2019 AT 6:30 P.M.

Tony nominee Camille A. Brown attends the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Lia Chang
Jose Antonio Vargas and 2019 Tony nominee Clint Ramos. Photo by Lia Chang
Jose Antonio Vargas, with 2019 Tony nominee Clint Ramos and his mother. Photo by Lia Chang
Hattie Winston with her husband, Harold Wheeler, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
L-R: Marion Henderson, Samantha Wheeler, Hattie Winston, 2019 Tony Award Winner Harold Wheeler, Andrew Henderson, Lena Henderson, India Henderson. Photo by Lia Chang
Special Tony Award recipient Jason Michael Webb with his mother, Sharon Webb. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Bob Martin and Jen Bender. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Honor Recipient Michael McElroy, founder of Broadway Inspirational Voices and Schele Williams. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and 2019 Tony nominee Beth Leavel. Photo by Lia Chang
Tony nominee Lilli Cooper with her mother, Tisa Farley. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony nominee Kenneth Lonergan and a guest. Photo by Lia Chang
Richie Jackson and Jordan Roth. Photo by Lia Chang
Michael Urie and guests. Photo by Lia Chang
73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
American Theatre Wing Chairman David Henry Hwang
73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Lorenzo Thione congratulates 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown,” at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown,” at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown” and Harold Wheeler, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown,” at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

THE PLAZA HOTEL, JUNE 10, 2019 AT MIDNIGHT

Vinie Burrows Special Tony Award recipient Jason Michael Webb, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Lelund Durond Thompson. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck with her mother and Lisa Peterson. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and MOULIN ROUGE star Danny Berstein. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at The Plaza Hotel on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck and Mara Isaacs. Photo by Lia Chang
Lisa Peterson, 2019 Tony Awards winner Rachel Hauck and Mara Isaacs, Danielle Mellman. Photo by Lia Chang
Eisa Davis, 2019 Tony nominee Dominique Morisseau and Saycon Sengbloh . Photo by Lia Chang
A guest, Eva Price, producer of the 2019 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Lisa Peterson and 2019 Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck. Photo by Lia Chang
Taylor Mac and Vinie Burrows. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell. Photo by Lia Chang
Noah Hahn and his wife 2019 Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Todd Sickafoose and Ilana Umansky. Photo by Lia Chang
Kathryn Layng and American Theatre Wing Chair David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang
Grace Hwang, Kathryn Layng and American Theatre Wing Chair David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony nominee David Neumann and his wife, Erica Sweany. Photo by Lia Chang
Hamish Bowles, Vinie Burrows and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Hamish Bowles, Vinie Burrows and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields with Paul Wontorek. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Vinie Burrows and Chris Jackson. Photo by Lia Chang
Kirsty Woodward and 2019 Tony nominee Damon Daunno. Photo by Lia Chang
Award winner André De Shields, Lelund Durond Thompson. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

THE TIMES SQUARE EDITION JUNE 10, 2019 at 2:15 A.M.

2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Vinie Burrows, Liza Streb Melamed and Ken Melamed. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and Liam Robinson. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony nominee Michael Strauss, 2019 Tony Award winners André De Shields and Rachel Chavkin, Jake Heinrichs. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winners Rachel Hauck and André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and guests. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada and Lorenzo Thione. Photo by Lia Chang

2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang

2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, 2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada, Vinie Burrows and Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang
Angie Noblezada and her daughter, 2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney and his mother, Marti Heil. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney and Beverly Edwards. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winners André De Shields and Mara Isaacs. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Bradley King. Photo by Lia Chang
Tamilla Woodard. photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Danielle King and 2019 Tony Award winner Bradley King. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney with his mother, Marti Heil and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Cherie Tay. Photo by Lia Chang
Ken Melamed, Liza Streb Melamed and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Aline Kovacs and Cherie Tay. Photo by Lia Chang
Aline Kovacs, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Cherie Tay. Photo by Lia Chang
Cody Owen Stine, a guest, Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson. Photo by Lia Chang
Seth Mellman, 2019 Tony Award winner Mara Isaacs and Danielle Mellman. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winners André De Shields and Jessica Paz, Corrine Livingston. Photo by Lia Chang
Liam Robinson and 2019 Tony Award winner Todd Sickafoose. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and Vinie Burrows. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and Vinie Burrows. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown.” Photo by Lia Chang

Video: HADESTOWN Star André De Shields Talks About the Shutdown and The Great White Way Then and Now with Mo Rocca on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and Anaïs Mitchell to Celebrate HADESTOWN Broadway Anniversary Via Livestream 

Photos and Video: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Rachel Chavkin and Jordan Roth at NYTW Gala 

HADESTOWN Celebrates Release of Grammy Award-Nominated Cast Album with a Signing Event on the Walter Kerr Stage 

Inside the Opening Night Afterparty of HADESTOWN with André De Shields

Playbill: Hadestown Celebrates a Year on Broadway With This New Video

Bebe Neuwirth, Arielle Jacobs, Dawnn Lewis and David Jennings Attend HADESTOWN Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund 

HADESTOWN Celebrates 2020 Grammy Award Nomination and 250th Performance on Broadway; Will Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® 
HADESTOWN and THE FERRYMAN Win Big at The Tony Awards; Photo Coverage of the Winners, Presenters and Performances 

HADESTOWN’s Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, Ahmad Simmons and Khaila Wilcoxon Receive 2019 ACCA Awards for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Tony Award Winner André De Shields Receives Actors’ Equity Foundation’s Richard Seff Award; Marylouise Burke, Sarah Stiles and Ephraim Sykes also honored 

48 Hours with Three-Time Tony Nominee André De Shields; HADESTOWN Awards Tally 

Inside the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards with HADESTOWN’s André De Shields, Amber Gray, Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin

Multimedia: André De Shields, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More in Preview of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN 

HADESTOWN’s Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, Ahmad Simmons and Khaila Wilcoxon Receive 2019 ACCA Awards for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Multimedia: Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More in Sneak Peek of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN at The McKittrick Hotel 

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

NPR MUSIC VIDEO: André De Shields, Kimberly Marable, Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Kay Trinidad, Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page, Anaïs Mitchell from HADESTOWN Perform a Tiny Desk Concert

HADESTOWN at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert on March 2, 2020. Photo: NPR

Cast members from Hadestown united for a Tiny Desk Concert, hosted by NPR. The concert was filmed back on March 2, but has just been released.

André De Shields, Kimberly Marable, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Jewelle Blackman, Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney of Hadestown plays a Tiny Desk concert on March 2. (Kisha Ravi/NPR).

The set list includes “Way Down Hadestown”, “Come Home With Me/Wedding Song”, “When The Chips Are Down”, “Flowers”, and “Why We Build The Wall.”

André De Shields. Photo: NPR

Cast members and musicians featured are: André De Shields: Hermes; Kimberly Marable: Persephone; Jewelle Blackman: Fate, accordion; Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer: Fate, violin; Kay Trinidad: Fate, percussion; Reeve Carney: Orpheus; Eva Noblezada: Eurydice; Patrick Page: Hades; Anaïs Mitchell: composer, vocals, guitar; Liam Robinson: piano, accordion; Brian Drye: trombone, glockenspiel; Megan Gould: violin; Ilusha Tsinadze: guitar; Ben Perowsky: drums; Malcolm Parson: cello; and Chris Tordini: bass

Anaïs Mitchell. Photo: NPR

Anaïs Mitchell developed Hadestown with director and Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin. Hadestown opened on Broadway on April 17, 2019. The production stars Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page swith Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad as the Fates.

Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer and Jewelle Blackman. Photo: NPR

Hadestown was the most honored and critically acclaimed new musical of 2019. In addition to the show’s eight Tony Awards, it has been honored with the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

The creative team for Broadway features Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck (set design); four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Krass (costume design); two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King (lighting design); Tony Award winners Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz (sound design); Chita Rivera Award® winner and threetime Bessie Award® winner David Neumann (choreography); Liam Robinson (music direction and vocal arrangements); Tony Award winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose (arrangements and orchestrations); Ken Cerniglia (dramaturgy); and Stewart/Whitley (casting). Hadestown is produced on Broadway by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy.

The Company of HADESTOWN at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert on March 2, 2020. Photo: NPR

The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hadestown from Sing It Again Records is available on CD, vinyl and streaming. The album was released digitally this summer, and topped Billboard’s Broadway Cast Recording chart, and debuted at #8 on the Top Album chart. To date, the album has been streamed over 85M times. The CD edition features a 64-page booklet and a two-disc set, while the triple vinyl edition features a 16-page booklet. Both editions include complete song lyrics and never before seen photos of the Hadestown cast and creative team in the studio, and other exclusive content.

The Company of HADESTOWN at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert on March 2, 2020. Photo: NPR
The Company of HADESTOWN at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert on March 2, 2020. Photo: NPR
The Company of HADESTOWN at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert on March 2, 2020. Photo: NPR
The Company of HADESTOWN at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert on March 2, 2020. Photo: NPR

Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and Anaïs Mitchell to Celebrate HADESTOWN Broadway Anniversary Via Livestream 

Photos and Video: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Rachel Chavkin and Jordan Roth at NYTW Gala 

HADESTOWN Celebrates Release of Grammy Award-Nominated Cast Album with a Signing Event on the Walter Kerr Stage 

Inside the Opening Night Afterparty of HADESTOWN with André De Shields

Playbill: Hadestown Celebrates a Year on Broadway With This New Video

Bebe Neuwirth, Arielle Jacobs, Dawnn Lewis and David Jennings Attend HADESTOWN Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund 

HADESTOWN Celebrates 2020 Grammy Award Nomination and 250th Performance on Broadway; Will Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® 

Multimedia: André De Shields, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More in Preview of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN 

HADESTOWN’s Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, Ahmad Simmons and Khaila Wilcoxon Receive 2019 ACCA Awards for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Multimedia: Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More in Sneak Peek of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN at The McKittrick Hotel 

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

HADESTOWN Set for iHeartRadio Broadway Saturday Matinee Today at 2pm

iHeartRadio Broadway is presenting a weekly program to help support the Broadway community while the industry is dark during the COVID-19 crisis – the iHeartRadio Broadway’s Saturday Matinee.

Amber Gray, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada. Photo by Lia Chang

iHeartRadio Broadway is bringing theater fans closer to the music by playing cast albums from the current season and beyond, cover-to-cover, Hadestown will be featured on Saturday April 25th at 2pm on the iHeartRadio Broadway station. Each week, the iHeartRadio Broadway Saturday Matinee will feature cast and creators of scheduled Broadway shows hosting the program by providing pre-record sound bites that were created in the comfort of their own homes. These liners will include fun facts, cast stories and moments from each production. The Saturday Matinee will continue each week until Broadway is back up and running.

Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page. Photo by Lia Chang

Anaïs Mitchell developed the Hadestown with director and Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin which was the most honored and critically acclaimed new musical of 2019.

Hadestown opened on Broadway on April 17, 2019. The production stars Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page swith Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad as the Fates.

1st Row: Malcolm Armwood and Amber Gray. 2nd Row: Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Khaila Wilcoxon, John Krause, Jessie Shelton, Rachel Chavkin, André De Shields. 3rd Row: Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Anaïs Mitchell, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Eva Noblezada. 4th Row: Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, Malcolm Armwood, Mara Isaacs, Patrick Page, Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang

In addition to the show’s eight Tony Awards, it has been honored with the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

During the promotion of the Saturday Matinee, iHeartRadio Broadway will also highlight Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund and how our listeners can donate by visiting Broadwaycares.org/help2020. Your support provides urgent health care and immediate financial assistance to those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes who make the magic of theater happen.

iHeartRadio Broadway Saturday Matinee Schedule:

April 25th – Hadestown

Click here to listen.

May 2nd – Dear Evan Hansen

May 9th – Little Shop of Horrors

May 16th – Moulin Rouge

May 23rd – Disney on Broadway Celebration (Featuring Frozen, Lion King & Aladdin)

Additional dates and Broadway shows will be announced on iHeartRadioBroadway.com and the station shortly. Listeners can tune in to iHeartRadio Broadway by visiting iHeartRadioBroadway.com or by downloading the free iHeart App and searching “Broadway”.

Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and Anaïs Mitchell to Celebrate HADESTOWN Broadway Anniversary Via Livestream Tonight at 6:30pm 

Photos and Video: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Rachel Chavkin and Jordan Roth at NYTW Gala 

HADESTOWN Celebrates Release of Grammy Award-Nominated Cast Album with a Signing Event on the Walter Kerr Stage 

Inside the Opening Night Afterparty of HADESTOWN with André De Shields

Playbill: Hadestown Celebrates a Year on Broadway With This New Video

Bebe Neuwirth, Arielle Jacobs, Dawnn Lewis and David Jennings Attend HADESTOWN Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund 

HADESTOWN Celebrates 2020 Grammy Award Nomination and 250th Performance on Broadway; Will Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® 

Multimedia: André De Shields, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More in Preview of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN 

HADESTOWN’s Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, Ahmad Simmons and Khaila Wilcoxon Receive 2019 ACCA Awards for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Multimedia: Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More in Sneak Peek of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN at The McKittrick Hotel 

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and Anaïs Mitchell to Celebrate HADESTOWN Broadway Anniversary Via Livestream Tonight at 6:30pm

Tonight at 6:30 PM ET, Hadestown will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Broadway with a special living room live stream event featuring the show’s Tony Award-winning writer, Anaïs Mitchell and acclaimed Broadway cast members Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada tonight, 6:30PM EST. The three artists will gather virtually and perform songs from the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning smash hit with the special concert being available for free on the show’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Ahmad Simmons, Patrick Page, Jewelle Blackman, Amber Gray, André De Shields, Rachel Chavkin, Anaïs Mitchell, David Neumann, Afra Hines, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Timothy Hughes, Kimberly Marable and John Krause at the opening night curtain call of HADESTOWN at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on April 17, 2019.. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown, developed with director and Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, was the most honored and critically acclaimed new musical of 2019.

Rachel Chavkin and Anaïs Mitchell. Photo by Lia Chang

In addition to the show’s eight Tony Awards, it has been honored with the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

Multimedia: On the Town with 2019 Tony Award Winner André De Shields; HADESTOWN Takes Home Eight Tony Awards

Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray and André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

Front Row: HADESTOWN Choreographer David Neumann, Director Rachel Chavkin and Creator Anaïs Mitchell with the company. Photo by Lia Chang
The Front Row: HADESTOWN Choreographer David Neumann, Director Rachel Chavkin and Creator Anaïs Mitchell with the company. Photo by Lia Chang

Multimedia: André De Shields, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More in Preview of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN 

The creative team for Broadway features Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck (set design); four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Krass (costume design); two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King (lighting design); Tony Award winners Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz (sound design); Chita Rivera Award® winner and threetime Bessie Award® winner David Neumann (choreography); Liam Robinson (music direction and vocal arrangements); Tony Award winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose (arrangements and orchestrations); Ken Cerniglia (dramaturgy); and Stewart/Whitley (casting).

Todd Sickafoose, Liam Robinson, Rachel Hauck, David Neumann, Erica Sweany, Rachel Chavkin and Cody Owen Stine. Photo by Lia Chang

The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hadestown from Sing It Again Records is available on CD, vinyl and streaming. The album was released digitally this summer, and topped Billboard’s Broadway Cast Recording chart, and debuted at #8 on the Top Album chart. To date, the album has been streamed over 85M times. The CD edition features a 64-page booklet and a two-disc set, while the triple vinyl edition features a 16-page booklet. Both editions include complete song lyrics and never before seen photos of the Hadestown cast and creative team in the studio, and other exclusive content.

Amber Gray, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page. Photo by Lia Chang
1st Row: Malcolm Armwood and Amber Gray. 2nd Row: Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Khaila Wilcoxon, John Krause, Jessie Shelton, Rachel Chavkin, André De Shields. 3rd Row: Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Anaïs Mitchell, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Eva Noblezada. 4th Row: Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, Malcolm Armwood, Mara Isaacs, Patrick Page, Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang
HADESTOWN celebrates 2020 Grammy nomination and their 250 performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on November 22, 2019. Photo by Lia Chang

HADESTOWN Celebrates Release of Grammy Award-Nominated Cast Album with a Signing Event on the Walter Kerr Stage 

HADESTOWN’s cast members T. Oliver Reid, Afra Hines, André De Shields, Khaila Wilcoxon, Tim Hughes, Jessie Shelton, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, Kay Trinidad, Jewelle Blackman, Ahmad Simmons, Malcolm Armwood and producer Mara Isaacs celebrated 100 performances on the stage of The Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on July 13, 2019. Photo by Lia Chang

HADESTOWN Celebrates 100th Broadway Performance; Tony Award Winner André De Shields Takes Party to Street When Blackout Engulfs Midtown Manhattan 

Jordan Roth, André De Shields, Khaila Wilcoxon, Kimberly Marable, Dana Lyn, Kay Trinidad, Rachel Chavkin, Ben Perowsky, Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Jessie Shelton, Rachel Hauck, Liam Robinson, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Brian Drye. Photo by Lia Chang

Photos and Video: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Rachel Chavkin and Jordan Roth at NYTW Gala 

André De Shields and Lia Chang.. Photo by Garth Kravits
André De Shields and Lia Chang.. Photo by Garth Kravits

Inside the Opening Night Afterparty of HADESTOWN with André De Shields

Playbill: Hadestown Celebrates a Year on Broadway With This New Video

Bebe Neuwirth, Arielle Jacobs, Dawnn Lewis and David Jennings Attend HADESTOWN Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund 

HADESTOWN Celebrates 2020 Grammy Award Nomination and 250th Performance on Broadway; Will Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® 

Reclining: André De Shields. Row 1: Duncan Stewart, David Neumann, John Krause, Jessie Shelton, Benton Whitley. Row 2: Eva Noblezada, Kimberly Marable, Reeve Carney, Ahmad Simmons, Khailia Wilcoxon, Afra Hines, Malcolm Armwood, Kay Trinidad, Mara Isaacs, Beverly, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. Photo by Lia Chang

HADESTOWN’s Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, Ahmad Simmons and Khaila Wilcoxon Receive 2019 ACCA Awards for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Multimedia: Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More in Sneak Peek of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN at The McKittrick Hotel 

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

André De Shields as Principal Soloist of HADESTOWN Wins 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; Set to Perform Old Dawg; New Tricks in Appel Room on January 29

André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

2019 Tony Award winner and Emmy Award winning Hadestown star André De Shields is now one award away from an EGOT.

Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page. Photo by Lia Chang

The original Broadway cast recording of HADESTOWN won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards for Principal Soloists- Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page; producers Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Todd Sickafoose and Anais Mitchell (composer & lyricist). Click here to read more at Grammy.com.

1st Row: Malcolm Armwood and Amber Gray. 2nd Row: Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Khaila Wilcoxon, John Krause, Jessie Shelton, Rachel Chavkin, André De Shields. 3rd Row: Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Anaïs Mitchell, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Eva Noblezada. 4th Row: Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, Malcolm Armwood, Mara Isaacs, Patrick Page, Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang

De Shields was in rehearsal with his Old Dawg; New Tricks band at Carroll Studios in New York when he heard the news that he was now a Grammy winner.

André De Shields in rehearsal at Carroll Studios in New York on January 26, 2020. Photo by Lia Chang

Below is his congratulatory message for his Hadestown family.

Old Dawg; New Tricks is his Lincoln Center American Songbook series debut concert which takes place on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 on the Appel Stage (10 Columbus Circle).

“The top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing,” advised André De Shields upon accepting the 2019 Tony Award for his portrayal as Hermes in Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown. And keep climbing he does. At the age of 73, De Shields was the triple crown winner of the 2019 award season (also securing an Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award along with his Tony).

Tony Award Winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

The Actors’ Equity Foundation followed suit with the Richard Seff Award, which honors veteran stage actors’ best supporting performances of the year. Mr. De Shields recently received the 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2019 SAGE Joyce Warshow Lifetime Achievement Award, The York Theatre Company’s 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre, and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. He r received the Key to the City of Baltimore from Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young in August. Prior to his Tony Award win, Mr. De Shields was best known for his show-stopping performances in four legendary Broadway productions: The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Emmy Award), Play On! (Tony Nomination), and The Full Monty (Tony Nomination). In a career spanning fifty years, he has distinguished himself as an unparalleled actor, director, and educator, receiving in 2018 the 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Legend Award, and the 33rd Annual Bob Harrington Life Achievement Bistro Award. Among his other accolades are the 2009 National Black Theatre Festival’s Living Legend Award and the 2007 Village Voice Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. De Shields can currently be seen on Netflix as the Algebra Tutor in John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”. www.andredeshields.com

André De Shields can currently be seen on Netflix as the Algebra Tutor in “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”.

With profound wit, elegance, and charm, this silky veteran of the stage proves why his star is still on the rise.

André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

The American Songbook series celebrates the expansive scope and intricacy of the popular music canon and will include lauded singer-songwriters, groundbreaking composers, storytellers speaking truth to power, experimental vocalists, and multitalented performers whose artistic breadth reflects the far-reaching perspectives and experiences of the essential American Songbook.

Click here for tickets and more information on the series.

Hadestown is the most honored show of the 2018-2019 season. The new musical has received eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

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.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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 filmsWolf, 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. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

Bebe Neuwirth, Arielle Jacobs, Dawnn Lewis and David Jennings Attend HADESTOWN Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund

The Tony Award winning and Grammy nominated cast of Hadestown donated a special matinee performance at The Walter Kerr Theatre on January 10 to The Actors Fund.


André De Shields, Bebe Neuwirth, Chris Calkins, David Jennings and Dawnn Lewis. Photo by Lia Chang

The Actors Fund has been providing welfare programs to entertainment professionals for over 130 years. The non-profit offers its members health services, affordable housing, financial guidance, and more. Tony Award winner André De Shields who turns 74 today and can currently be seen as the Alegebra Tutor in “John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch” on Netflix, gave props to the organization in his curtain speech and shared how he had personally benefited from the services they provided in his time of need. Below is video by Cherie B. Tay of his speech.

After the performance, Bebe Neuwirth, TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s Dawnn Lewis and David Jennings, ALADDIN’s Arielle Jacobs, Romain Frugé and more visited with cast after the performance.

Liam Robinson, Chris Calkins, André De Shields, Bebe Neuwirth, Eva Noblezada, David Jennings, Dawnn Lewis and Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown, penned by Anaïs Mitchell and directed by Rachel Chavkin, weaves two famous myths: that of young lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of the rulers of the Underworld, Hades and Persephone.

Bebe Neuwirth and Amber Gray. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast features Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, Tony Award nominee Patrick Page as Hades, Tony Award nominee Amber Gray as Persephone, and Tony Award winner André De Shields as Hermes.They are joined by Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Anthony Chatmon II, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, and Kimberly Marable. The full cast also includes swings Malcolm Armwood, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, and Khaila Wilcoxon.This year the production was nominated for 14 Tony awards, winning eight, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction, and Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for De Shields.

André De Shields and Romain Frugé. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown is the most honored show of the 2018-2019 season having just been nominated for the 2020 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. The new musical has received eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

Liam Robinson, Joe Benincasa and Chris Calkins. Photo by Lia Chang
Natalie Caruncho, Arielle Jacobs, André De Shields, Yvette Gozalez-Nacer and J.J. Caruncho. Photo by Lia Chang
Chris Calkins, Amber Gray, Bebe Neuwirth, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada, David Jennings, Dawnn Lewis and Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang
Dylan-Cole Passman, Bebe Neuwirth and Timothy Hughes. Photo by Lia Chang
Chris Calkins, David Jennings, Bebe Neuwirth, Jewelle Blackman, Dawnn Lewis and Kay Trinidad. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Lia Chang and André De Shields. Photo by Brandon

Photo Flash: Bebe Neuwirth, Arielle Jacobs, Dawnn Lewis, David Jennings and More Attend HADESTOWN Actors Fund Performance

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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 filmsWolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman, Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

HADESTOWN Performance to Benefit The Actors Fund on January 10

Hadestown, the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical, will have an additional performance on Friday, January 10 at 2:00 pm at The Walter Kerr Theatre to benefit The Actors Fund.

1st Row: Malcolm Armwood and Amber Gray. 2nd Row: Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Khaila Wilcoxon, John Krause, Jessie Shelton, Rachel Chavkin, André De Shields. 3rd Row: Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Anaïs Mitchell, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Eva Noblezada. 4th Row: Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, Malcolm Armwood, Mara Isaacs, Patrick Page, Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang

All proceeds from the performance will go towards the non-profit organization. Each year, multiple Broadway companies donate a performance to The Actors Fund. For tickets and more information, visit ActorsFund.org.

The Actors Fund has been providing welfare programs to entertainment professionals for over 130 years. The non-profit offers its members health services, affordable housing, financial guidance, and more.

Hadestown, penned by Anaïs Mitchell and directed by Rachel Chavkin, weaves two famous myths: that of young lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of the rulers of the Underworld, Hades and Persephone.

Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast features Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, Tony Award nominee Patrick Page as Hades, Tony Award nominee Amber Gray as Persephone, and Tony Award winner André De Shields as Hermes.They are joined by Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Anthony Chatmon II, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, and Kimberly Marable. The full cast also includes swings Malcolm Armwood, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, and Khaila Wilcoxon.This year the production was nominated for 14 Tony awards, winning eight, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction, and Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for De Shields.

Hadestown is the most honored show of the 2018-2019 season having just been nominated for the 2020 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. The new musical has received eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

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.

The cast and creative team of Hadetown recently hosted a special post-show sign event celebrating the release of their Grammy Award-nominated cast album on vinyl and CD on stage at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York after the performance on December 12.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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 and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

HADESTOWN Celebrates Release of Grammy Award-Nominated Cast Album with a Signing Event on the Walter Kerr Stage

1st Row: Malcolm Armwood and Amber Gray. 2nd Row: Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Khaila Wilcoxon, John Krause, Jessie Shelton, Rachel Chavkin, André De Shields. 3rd Row: Jewelle Blackman, Hunter Arnold, Kay Trinidad, Anaïs Mitchell, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Eva Noblezada. 4th Row: Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, Malcolm Armwood, Mara Isaacs, Patrick Page, Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast and creative team of Hadetown hosted a special post-show sign event celebrating the release of their Grammy Award-nominated cast album on vinyl and CD on stage at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York after the performance on December 12.

Lucky lottery winners. Photo by Lia Chang

Fans who won the lottery lined up outside the theater and were serenaded by Anaïs Mitchell, Director Rachel Chavkin, Music Director Liam Robinson and cast members Reeve Carney, Tony Award winner André De Shields, Tony Award nominee Amber Gray, Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada, Tony Award nominee Patrick Page, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad,
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, Ahmad Simmons (original cast member), and Khaila Wilcoxon. The signing event was hosted by Christine of ALT 92.3.

Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown is the most honored show of the 2018-2019 season having just been nominated for the 2020 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. The new musical has received eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

Anaïs Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin and Liam Robinson. Photo by Lia Chang
Anaïs Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin and Liam Robinson. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

Timothy Hughes, Kay Trinidad, Amber Gray, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, John Kraus and Jewelle Blackman. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, André De Shields, Patrick Page. Photo by Lia Chang
T. Oliver Reid, Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer and Timothy Hughes. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields and Eva Noblezada. Photo by Lia Chang
Amber Gray, André De Shields, Eva Noblezada. Photo by Lia Chang
T. Oliver Reid, Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Kay Trinidad and Timothy Hughes. Photo by Lia Chang
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Kay Trinidad and Jewelle Blackman. Photo by Lia Chang
T. Oliver Reid, Khaila Wilcoxon and Malcolm Armwood. Photo by Lia Chang
John Krause and Jessie Shelton. Photo by Lia Chang
Anaïs Mitchell. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney and Amber Gray. Photo by Lia Chang
Timothy Hughes, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Kay Trinidad and Jewelle Blackman. Photo by Lia Chang
Kimberly Marable and Afra Hines. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Timothy Hughes and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. Photo by Lia Chang
Ahmad Simmons, Anaïs Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang
Patrick Page. Photo by Lia Chang
Amber Gray. Photo by Lia Chang
Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin. Photo by Lia Chang
Amber Gray, André De Shields and Eva Noblezada. Photo by Lia Chang
Rachel Chavkin and André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields, Amber Gray and Sharif Afifi. Photo by Lia Chang
Anaïs Mitchell and Mara Isaacs. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields and Sharif Afifi. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields, Ahmad Simmons and T. Oliver Reid. Photo by Lia Chang
Timothy Hughes, Amber Gray, André De Shields, Sharif Afifi. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields and Sharif Afifi. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields and T. Oliver Reid. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney and André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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 and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2019 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

HADESTOWN Celebrates 2020 Grammy Award Nomination and 250th Performance on Broadway; Will Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

Tune in to NBC on Thursday, November 28 to see the cast and band of the 2019 Tony Award winning musical Hadestown perform “Livin’ It Up on Top” in the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, which begins at 9:00 a.m.

Tony Award winner André De Shields received his first Grammy nomination for HADESTOWN. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast, band and creative team of Hadestown celebrated their 2020 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album and their 250th performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on November 22.

HADESTOWN, AIN’T TOO PROUD, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, OKLAHOMA and THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Receive Grammy Nominations for ‘Best Musical Theater Album’ 

Cast members including Reeve Carney, Tony Award winner André De Shields, Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada, Tony Award nominee Patrick Page, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Malcolm Armwood, Anthony Chatmon II, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, and Khaila Wilcoxon, Producer Mara Issacs, Costume Designer Michael Krass, Choreographer David Neumann, Music Director Cody Owen Stine, Michael Chorney, Brian Drye and band members gathered onstage prior to the evening’s 250th performance.

HADESTOWN celebrates 2020 Grammy nomination and their 250th performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on November 22, 2019. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown is the most honored show of the 2018-2019 season having
just been nominated for the 2020 Grammy for Best Musical Theater
Album. The new musical has received eight Tony Awards, including
Best Musical, four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards
including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, and the Drama League
Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

HADESTOWN celebrates 2020 Grammy nomination and their 250th performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on November 22, 2019. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown, recently became the first musical of the 2018-2019 Broadway season to recoup its initial investment of $11.5M.

HADESTOWN celebrates 2020 Grammy nomination and their 250th performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on November 22, 2019. Photo by Lia Chang

The musical continues to set box office records at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). For the week ending Sunday, October 13, the production grossed an all-time best of $1,523,311 and is the highest-grossing musical in the theater’s history and has been playing to standing room only audiences since it started performances on Friday, March 22.

HADESTOWN celebrates 2020 Grammy nomination and their 250th performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on November 22, 2019. Photo by Lia Chang

The show will launch a National Tour beginning in the Fall of 2020. In its first year, the tour will visit more than 30 cities coast to coast, including (alphabetically) Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Tempe; and Washington, DC; with more to be announced shortly.

HADESTOWN celebrates 2020 Grammy nomination and their 250th performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on November 22, 2019. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown marks the first time in over a decade that a woman has been the solo author of a musical: writing the music, lyrics, and book, and is the fourth time in Broadway history a woman has accomplished this creative feat. The show originated as Mitchell’s indie theater project that toured Vermont which she then turned into an acclaimed album. With Chavkin, her artistic collaborator, 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.

The creative team for Broadway features Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck (set design); four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Krass (costume design); two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King (lighting design); Tony Award winners Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz (sound design); Chita Rivera Award winner and three-time Bessie Award winner David Neumann (choreography); Liam Robinson (music direction and vocal arrangements); Tony Award winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose (arrangements and orchestrations); Ken Cerniglia (dramaturgy); and Stewart/Whitley (casting).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hadestown from Sing It Again Records was released digitally this summer, and topped Billboard’s Broadway Cast Recording chart, and debuted at #8 on the Top Album chart. To date, the album has been streamed over 47 million times.

The two-disc CD set featuring a 64-page booklet was released on November 1 and the upcoming triple-vinyl edition will be available starting Friday, November 29. Both editions include complete song lyrics and never-before-seen photos of the Hadestown cast and creative team in the studio, and other exclusive content.

Hadestown electrified audiences with its 2016 world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop, which is the longest-running show in that celebrated theater’s 40-year history. The production then received its Canadian premiere at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre in 2017 and then a 2018 sold-out engagement at the London’s National Theatre prior to Broadway. Hadestown was developed with funding from the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center and was further developed by The Ground Floor at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Hadestown was co-conceived by Ben t. Matchstick.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer 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 and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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HADESTOWN, AIN’T TOO PROUD, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, OKLAHOMA and THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Receive Grammy Nominations for ‘Best Musical Theater Album’

Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray and André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the STAPLES Center with Alicea Keys as host and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Streamed live on GRAMMY.com, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT.

MUSICAL THEATER

58. Best Musical Theater Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.

  • AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS
    Saint Aubyn, Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope & Ephraim Sykes, principal soloists; Scott M. Riesett, producer (Original Broadway Cast)
  • HADESTOWN
    Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, principal soloists; Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anaïs Mitchell & Todd Sickafoose, producers (Anaïs Mitchell, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
  • MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
    Danny Burstein, Tam Mutu, Sahr Ngaujah, Karen Olivo & Aaron Tveit, principal soloists; Justin Levine, Baz Luhrmann, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, producers (Original Broadway Cast)
  • THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD – IN FOUR CONTEMPORARY SUITES
    Imogen Heap, producer; Imogen Heap, composer (Imogen Heap)
  • OKLAHOMA!
    Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa & Patrick Vaill, principal soloists; Daniel Kluger & Dean Sharenow, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)

Click here for the full list of nominations.