Amber Gray plays Persephone in "Hadestown" on Broadway. Photo by Sara Krulwich, New York Times.
They went to hell and back. Now, they're taking their show on the road.
"Hadestown," Anaïs Mitchell's mythological Broadway musical about Orpheus’ and Eurydice’s trip to the underworld, will be coming to the Twin Cities, the producers have announced.
The stop at the Orpheum Theatre is one of about 30 engagements starting in the 2020-‘21 season. No dates have been been made public..
The folk opera-style show featured a rare, all-female creative team, including Tony-winning director Rachel Chavkin, who staged “The Royal Family” at the Guthrie. At the Tony ceremonies in June, “Hadestown” won eight awards, including the Tony for best musical and a trophy for theater legend André de Shields.
There has been no word on casting for the national tour. The Broadway cast also features Tony nominees Patrick Page as Hades and Amber Gray as Persephone.
The backers of “Hadestown” include a group of Twin Cities producers led by theater lover Jennifer Melin Miller and working under the aegis of Stone Arch Theatricals.