A majority of HadestsownThe original Broadway protagonists will return to the show when it reopens after it closes on September 2. Tony winner André de Shields returns as Hermes, with Reeve Carney as Orpheus and the Tony nominees Eva Noblezada and Amber Gray as Eurydice and Persephone, respectively.
Completing the main quintet is a new face for Tony-winning musical: Tony-nominated Tom Hewitt. Hewitt (Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show) will play Ruler of the Underworld Hades for limited engagement at the Walter Kerr Theater, with original actor Patrick Page reprising his Tony-nominated performance from November 2 after wrapping up a previously scheduled film project.
Jewelle Blackman, Jessie Shelton and Mariad Torres will perform Broadway’s Fatees, with Anthony Chatmon II, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Trent Saunders and Kim Steele in the worker choir. Complete the cast as the swings will be Malcolm Armwood, Adam Hyndman, Tara Jackson, Yael “YaYa” Reich, T. Oliver Reid and Khaila Wilcoxon.
Additionally, the musical has confirmed the cast for its nationwide tour, which will be directed by Nicholas Barasch (She loves Me) like Orpheus, Morgan Siobhan Green (Be cooler) as Eurydice, winner of Tony Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) like Hermes, Kimberly Marable (Broadway’s Hadestown) as Persephone, and candidate Olivier Kevyn Morrow (Red Mill!) like Hades.
Belén Moyano, Bex Odorisio and Shea Renne as Fates, as well as Lindsey Hailes, Chibueze Ihuoma, Will Mann, Sydney Parra, Jamari Johnson Williams, Kimberly Immanuel, Alex Lugo, Eddie Noel Rodríguez and Nathan Salstone will complete the traveling company. .
As previously reported, the nationwide tour will officially open on October 15 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, after a trial earlier this month in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Anaïs Mitchell’s folk and jazz-infused musical inspired by two intertwined myths of gods and mortals began as a theatrical concert performed by Mitchell. The show debuted at the New York Theater Workshop in 2016 before performing in Canada, London and, in the spring of 2019, on Broadway.
“Hadestown talks about rebirth and the deep need to tell old stories anew in communion; I think when the audience comes together with our company (on stage and off) it’s going to be extremely powerful, ”Tony award-winning director Rachel Chavkin said earlier, adding that the show“ is also about a community that is coming together. unites and calls for change. As we’ve seen demands for needed change across the country – in the fight for racial justice, economic justice, and environmental justice – I think the central theme of the show is to imagine how the world could will sound particularly loud.