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Show Running Time & Age Recommendation

HADESTOWN runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one (1) 15-minute intermission.

The show is best enjoyed by audiences 8 years and older.

Save 25% with Shubert 4-TIX

Enjoy a 25% discount when you buy tickets in multiples of 4 - select seats in multiples of 4 and add them to your cart, no promo code needed!

Shubert 4-TIX available for:
Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm

  • Orchestra: seats labeled with "C" or "D"
  • Mezzanine: seats labeled with "J" or box seats

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30pm

  • Orchestra: seats labeled with "C" or "D"
  • Mezzanine: seats labeled with "I", "J" or box seats

Thursday, May 2, 1:00pm

  • Orchestra: seats labeled with "D"
  • Mezzanine: seats labeled with "I", "J" or box seats
  • Balcony: seats labeled with "M"

Thursday, May 2, 7:30pm

  • Orchestra: seats labeled with "C" or "D"
  • Mezzanine: seats labeled with "I", "J" or box seats
  • Balcony: seats lableled with "M" or "N"

PLEASE NOTE: Shubert 4-TIX pricing will appear automatically once seats are added in multiples of 4 to the cart. This promotion is available for up to 8 tickets per order.
If you need assistance, please call the Box Office Monday through Friday Noon to 6pm.

About the Show & Awards

Around 2004, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell was a twenty-something Middlebury College graduate when the melody of “Wait for Me” came to her while driving between performance gigs. She connected the lyrics to the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, a favorite of hers as a child. The story deepened as she put Orpheus, the young and creative optimist, against Hades, the King of the Underworld, who had a true love of his own in Persephone, the Goddess of springtime, flowers, and vegetation.

In collaboration with orchestrator/arranger Michael Chorney and original director/designer Ben t. Matchstick, HADESTOWN made its premiere as a small performance piece in 2006 at the Old Labor Hall in Barre, Vermont. From 2006 to 2007, Mitchell performed the show with a group of actors at a number of small venues throughout Vermont and Massachusetts before turning it into a concept album in 2010. The album earned international acclaim, which prompted a concert tour to some 60 cities across North America and the U.K. through 2012.

Along the way, Mitchell’s agent sent a copy of the album to producer Dale Franzen who caught a performance of HADESTOWN at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California. Franzen immediately saw the potential and began further development at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, also bringing producer Mara Isaacs into the fold.

In 2012, Mitchell saw the Ars Nova production of Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which transferred to Broadway in 2016. Mitchell felt an immediate connection with the show’s director, Rachel Chavkin, and the two began collaboration on HADESTOWN, which premiered its fully staged production at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) in the summer of 2016. It was during the NYTW run when the show set its sights towards Broadway.

HADESTOWN played two additional pre-Broadway engagements at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton (Canada) and the National Theatre in London. It began previews on Broadway on March 22, 2019, and opened April 17, 2019, at the Walter Kerr Theatre where it remains today.

The Broadway production of HADESTOWN earned:

  • 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical
  • Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
  • 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical
  • 4 Drama Desk Awards
  • Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway Musical

Study Guide & Educator's Website

Thinking about bringing your students to see a show? Find curriculum connections, fun activities, or just more information about the show in the show's study guide.

List of Study Guides



The HADESTOWN Education Online is a resource center for our community of students, educators, and musical theater enthusiasts. 

HADESTOWN Education Online is a meeting ground in virtual space to connect with the company members of the Broadway Production, teaching artists, and exclusive HADESTOWN content.

Online Resource Center