Hadestown Sets Dates at London's Lyric Theatre | Playbill

International News Hadestown Sets Dates at London's Lyric Theatre

The Tony-winning musical previously played London in 2018, when it had its pre-Broadway tryout at the National Theatre.

André De Shields in the original Broadway cast of Hadestown Matthew Murphy

The Tony-winning musical Hadestown, which recently celebrated 1,000 performances at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, is set to return to London in 2024. 

The production will begin previews at the Lyric Theatre February 10, 2024, with an official opening February 21. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Tickets will go on sale May 23.

Anaïs Mitchell's underworld-set folk opera, which premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016, made its London premiere at the National Theatre in November 2018. The production subsequently opened on Broadway in April 2019.

The creative team features set designer Rachel Hauck, costume designer Michael Krass, lighting designer Bradley King, sound designers Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreographer David Neumann, music director and vocal arranger Liam Robinson, arranger and orchestrator Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, and dramaturg Ken Cerniglia.

Mitchell says, “We’re all thrilled to be bringing Hadestown back to London! We truly loved our time at the National Theatre in 2018 and felt so welcomed by your city that it feels like a homecoming to be returning (to the West End)! I’m excited to work in and with the fantastic theatre community of London, and to share the newest version of our show, as there was a great deal of development pre-Broadway based on things we learned at the National! And it’s always a curious gift to witness how this epic myth vibrates differently in different places and times. That is, West End Hadestown will be its own world—born of London and the now—and we can’t wait to discover it.”

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.

The show, featuring a book and score by Mitchell, won eight 2019 Tony Awards: Best Director of a Musical (Rachel Chavkin), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (André De Shields), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Bradley King), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Rachel Hauck), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg), Best Orchestrations (Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose), Best Original Score (Mitchell), and Best Musical.

Hadestown is produced in London by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, Tom Kirdahy, and the National Theatre in association with JAS Theatricals.

Registration for priority booking for the West End engagement is now available at UK.Hadestown.com.

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