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Let’s Talk Hadestown With Anaïs Mitchell The Creator and Dreamer

Let’s Talk Hadestown With Anaïs Mitchell The Creator and Dreamer

Anaïs Mitchell has released seven albums, including Hadestown in 2010. She developed Hadestown together with director Rachel Chavkin into a stage show which debut at New York Theatre Workshop in summer 2016. The show opened at London’s National Theatre to rave reviews and will being previews this Friday, March 22nd Walter Kerr Theatre. Opening night is set for April 17th.

Anaïs Mitchell Photo’s be Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Fresh off the press the Hadestown digital lottery, hosted by Lucky Seat, is now accepting entries beginning for Friday’s first performance, and will be accepted until 11 AM ET on Thursday, the day before the performance. To enter, please visit: Fans who have been selected will be notified daily via email or SMS message and can then purchase up to two tickets at $42.50 each. The lottery will then continue on a rolling basis for every performance of Hadestown. The digital lottery is limited to one entry per person and tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4 PM ET the day before the performance. Tickets may be picked up at the Walter Kerr box office (219 West 48th Street) starting two hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID required. 

Patrick Page and the cast of Hadestown “Why We Build The Wall”.

The general rush for Hadestown will begin on Friday, March 22. Subject to availability, when the box office of the Walter Kerr Theatre opens, a limited number of rush tickets may be made available. General rush tickets are $42.50 each and can be purchased with cash or credit card. On two-show days, rush tickets for both the matinee and evening performances may be available when the box office opens.

Anaïs Mitchell and the cast and musicians of Hadestown Photo’s by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The standing room policy will begin with the first performance immediately following Hadestown’s opening night. Standing room tickets will only be made available if the performance is sold out and will not be sold until the day of the performance. Standing room tickets will be priced at $39 per ticket. They can be purchased with cash or credit card at the Kerr box office and there is a limit of two tickets per person.

Tickets can also be purchased at, by calling (877) 250-2929, or visiting the Kerr box office.

Written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and developed with innovative director and Tony Award® nominee Rachel Chavkin, the cast of Hadestown is led by the acclaimed actors from its sold-out run at London’s National Theatre: Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page. They are joined by Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad as the Fates. The Workers Chorus is played by Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, and Ahmad Simmons. The full cast also includes swings Malcolm Armwood, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, and Khaila Wilcoxon.

Hadestown marks the first time in over a decade that a woman has been the solo author of a musical: writing the music, lyrics, and book, and is the fourth time in Broadway history a woman has accomplished this creative feat. The show originated as Mitchell’s indie theater project that toured Vermont which she then turned into an acclaimed album. With Chavkin, her artistic collaborator, Hadestown has been transformed into a genre-defying new musical that blends modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.

Following two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers, and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience.

The Hadestown live original cast recording is available in stores and digitally. For more information on where to get the album and to sign up for email updates for Hadestown, please visit


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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