Hadestown: Musical Info & Synopsis


Hadestown weaves together the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and Persephone. It follows the journey of Orpheus, a gifted musician, who descends to the underworld, Hadestown, to rescue his beloved Eurydice. Hadestown explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the consequences of human choices. The musical transports the audience to a world where the line between life and death, love and darkness, is tragically blurred.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 11+

Genre: Mythic Fantasy / Romance

Setting: N/A

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Anaïs Mitchell

Cast Albums

Concept Album (2010)➝

Off-Broadway Cast (2017)➝

Original Broadway Cast (2019)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2000s, Broken 4th Wall, Fantasy, Female Writing Team, FolkNarrator, One-Word, Popular, Romantic, Solo Composer, Sung-ThroughTony Award, Tragedy

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