TravelGuides – ‘Hadestown’ returns to Broadway

TravelGuides – ‘Hadestown’ returns to Broadway

Tony-winning musical “Hadestown” — the weird hit New Orleans-infused present based mostly on the Greek story of Orpheus touring to the underworld to rescue Eurydice — returned to Broadway on Thursday after what might be described as a hell of a yr.

Following the efficiency, crowds gathered exterior the Walter Kerr Theater because the forged and band took to the theater’s flower-coated balcony above the road. They belted out tunes from the present, in addition to Bill Withers’ model of “Lean On Me,” and tossed crimson flowers to followers beneath.

Jujamcyn Theaters proprietor Jordan Roth, whose venues embody the Kerr, known as the second “magic.”

“Over this year and a half, one of the ‘Hadestown’ songs I kept returning to was ‘Wait for Me,’” a ballad sang by Orpheus, performed by Reeve Carney, and Hermes, performed by the incomparable Andre de Shields, Roth informed us.

Continuing of the reopening, he stated, “This is what we’ve all been waiting for — to sing and feel, and laugh and heal, together. That’s what Broadway is.”

"Hadestown" reopening night.
“Hadestown” reopening night time.

The present gained eight Tony Awards in 2019, together with Best Musical, and had 14 nominations.

Broadway went darkish in March 2020, and a handful of exhibits have just lately opened.

Bruce Springsteen’s “Springsteen on Broadway,” reopened in June, whereas the Sara Bareilles-scored “Waitress” additionally returned this week, and mainstay hits comparable to “The Lion King,” “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “Chicago” will return on September 14.

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s play “Pass Over” additionally took the stage in August to rave critiques.

“Hadestown” made its world premiere in Vermont in 2006, and the Anaïs Mitchell-created musical then took 13 years to make it Broadway when it opened on the Kerr.

TravelGuides – ‘Hadestown’ returns to Broadway