Original Hadestown Broadway cast member Jewelle Blackman, who created the role of one of the Fates and later succeeded Amber Gray as Persephone, goddess of spring, plays her final performance in the Tony-winning musical September 3 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Tony nominee Tom Hewitt (The Rocky Horror Show) also offers his final performance as Hades, lord of the underworld, the same day.
As previously reported, on September 5 Australian pop star Betty Who will make her Broadway debut in the role of Persephone, and Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess)
will join the cast as Hades.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown currently stars Grammy
winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Solea Pfeiffer as Eurydice, and Tony winner Lillias White as Hermes. They are
joined by Amelia Cormack, Lindsey Hailes, and Brit West as the Fates.
The chorus of Workers is played by Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood,
Chibueze Ihuoma, Alex Lugo, and Alex Puette. The cast includes swings
Brandon Cameron, Yael "YaYa" Reich, Eddie Noel Rodríguez, and Allysa
Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s folk- and jazz-infused musical layers the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with that of Hades and Persephone, intertwining the actions—and consequences—of gods and mortals. Hadestown originally began as a theatrical concert performed by Mitchell.
The creative team features Tony-winning set designer Rachel Hauck, Tony-nominated costume designer Michael Krass, Tony-winning lighting designer Bradley King, Tony-winning sound designers Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreographer David Neumann, and dramaturg Ken Cerniglia. Musical supervision and vocal arrangements are by Liam Robinson, with arrangements and orchestrations by Tony winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose.