National Theatre’s HADESTOWN to Transfer to Broadway

It’s been announced that HADESTOWN, currently running at London’s National Theatre, will transfer to Broadway in March 2019.

Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin’s musical will preview at New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre from 22nd March, with opening night scheduled for 17th April. HADESTOWN has previously been produced Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop, at Canada’s Citadel Theatre, and is currently running at London’s National Theatre until January 2019. Casting and ticketing information for the Broadway run is still to be announced.

HADESTOWN follows songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice, living it up in the warmth of summertime. But as Winter approaches, the reality sets in that these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial HADESTOWN. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust in each other is put to a final test.

The cast for the National Theatre run features Sharif Afifi, Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Rosie Fletcher, Amber Gray, Beth Hinton-Lever, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Eva Noblezada, Seyi Omooba, Gloria Onitiri, Patrick Page, Aiesha Pease, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw and Shaq Taylor. Casting for the Broadway production is still to be announced.

The show features direction by Rachel Chavkin, whose previous musical hit, NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, ran on Broadway in the 2017 season. HADESTOWN features design by Rachel Hauck, costumes by Michael Krass, lighting by Bradley King, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz and choreography by David Neumann,

HADESTOWN runs at the National Theatre until 26th January. It previews at New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre from 22nd March.

Read TheatreGB’s ★★★★ of HADESTOWN in London

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