NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will come New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre from Dec. 28, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, Hadestown is part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans 2021-2022 season.
Tickets for Hadestown start at $37. Tickets are available for purchase at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, Ticketmaster or at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (1111 Canal St., New Orleans, LA, 70112). Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and will be available by calling (504) 287-0372.
Hadestown will play at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans from Dec. 28, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022. The performance schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. – New Year’s Eve
- Saturday, Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – New Year’s Day
- Sunday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
In addition to the show’s eight Tony Awards, Hadestown has been honored with 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.
“At Hancock Whitney, we are proud to support the arts and are honored to bring award winning shows to New Orleans,” said Billy Hoffmann, Hancock Whitney senior vice president. “Hadestown is a welcome addition to a truly amazing lineup this season of Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans.”
The acclaimed new musical is by celebrated singer-songwriter and Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell and developed with innovative director and Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin. 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.
“It roars off the stage with a ferocity that has not been matched on Broadway in a long while.”
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy said jointly, “Throughout its development, Hadestown has been deeply influenced by audiences around the world. We are thrilled and humbled to now share this beautiful story of hope, faith, and rebirth – written and directed by two amazingly talented women and brought to life by a diverse company of performers – with audiences across North America.”
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.
The show opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway (219 West 48th Street, New York) on April 17, 2019, where it played sold out houses nightly before performances were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hadestown resumed performances September 2, 2021 as the first musical to reopen on Broadway.
The North American touring production of Hadestown stars Drama Desk Award nominee Nicholas Barasch as Orpheus, Morgan Siobhan Green as Eurydice, Tony Award winner Levi Kreis as Hermes, Kimberly Marable as Persephone, and Olivier Award nominee Kevyn Morrow as Hades.
The Fates are played by Belén Moyano, Bex Odorisio, and Shea Renne. The Workers Chorus features Lindsey Hailes, Chibueze Ihuoma, Will Mann, Sydney Parra, and Jamari Johnson Williams. The swings for the touring production include Kimberly Immanuel, Alex Lugo, Eddie Noel Rodríguez, and Nathan Salstone.
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.
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The creative team 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 supervision and vocal arrangements); Tony Award winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose (arrangements and orchestrations); Ken Cerniglia (dramaturgy); and Stewart/Whitley (casting).
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. 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.
The Grammy winning Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available at Hadestown.com/music. The album is produced by David Lai, Sickafoose, and Mitchell on Sing It Again Records.
The Saenger Theatre will comply with all City of New Orleans safety protocols, which at this time requires all patrons 12 years of age and older to have at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine. Patrons unable to be vaccinated will be required to show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the performance.