The Summer I Turned Pretty star Lola Tung and Grammy winner Ani DiFranco each made their Broadway debuts in the Tony-winning musical Hadestown February 9. See the pair's rendition of "We Raise Our Cups" above, as well as photos from their first curtain call below.
DiFranco originated the role of Persephone on the 2010 Hadestown concept album. She succeeds Australian pop singer Betty Who in the role on Broadway. Tung takes over the role of Euridyce from Solea Pfieffer (Almost Famous).
The Hadestown cast also currently features Jordan Fisher as Orpheus, Tony winner Lillias White as Hermes, and Phillip Boykin as Hades. They are joined by Belén Moyano, Kay Trinidad, and Brit West as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Chibueze Ihumoa, Alex Puette, and Grace Yoo.
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.
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.