Hadestown: Musical Info & Synopsis


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

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 11+

Genre: Fantasy / Romance

Setting: Fictional

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, Dark, Fantasy, Female Writing Team, FolkNarrator, One-Word, Popular, Romantic, Solo Composer, Sung-ThroughTony Award, Tragedy

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