Hadestown to get West End run

Award-winning musical Hadestown is to transfer into the West End in 2024.

Following its debut at the National Theatre in 2018, and subsequent Broadway success, Hadestown is coming back to London in 2024.

There is no current news on London venue, dates or casting.

The show scored an impressive 8 Tony Award wins on Broadway, including Best Musical.

Based on singer songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s concept album, the show has a book, lyrics and music by Anaïs Mitchell, and is directed by Rachel Chavkin.

This genre-defying new musical mixes modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz, for a haunting journey through the underworld that loosely adapts the Greek myth of tragic lovers Orpheus and Eurydice as well as the gods Hades and Persephone.

The show garnered impressive reviews at the National Theatre, with Michael Billington of The Guardian hailing it “a beguiling fable for today”.

The wider creative team includes choreography by David Neumann, design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, orchestrations and arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, and Ken Cerniglia as dramaturg.

The producers of the show have issued a statement about the forthcoming London production, saying: “Producers for the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Hadestown by acclaimed singer songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, have confirmed a West End production to open in London in 2024. Venue, run dates and casting to be confirmed.”

The show is currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York, starring Jewelle Blackman as Persephone, Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, Lillias White as Missus Hermes, Reeve Carney as Orpheus, and Tom Hewitt as Hades.

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👤 📅20 March 2023
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📷 Main photo: The company of Hadestown at National Theatre. Photo by Helen Maybanks

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