Get in Broadway fans. We’re headed to Hadestown because the acclaimed musical is making its way to Miami.
The show, starring Nathan Lee Graham, Chibueze Ihuoma, Maria-Christina Oliveras and Matthew Patrick Quinn will debut at the Ziff Ballet Opera House this December. It follows two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and his doomed lover Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.
Although it’s a modern version of the Ancient Greek tale, it’s quite amazing that stories like these can still move us.
The music, too, is a huge part of what makes this show unique. It’s been described as a “genre-bending musical” that merges musical theatre, modern American folk music and New Orleans-inspired jazz.
Developed by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and directed by Rachel Chavkin (the brain behind Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Hadestown marks the first time in over a decade that a woman has been the solo author of a musical — writing the music, lyrics, and book. Plus, this is the fourth time in Broadway history a woman has accomplished this creative feat!
The show began its run at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway back in April 17, 2019, where it played sold-out houses nightly before performances were suspended due to the pandemic. Hadestown resumed performances on September 2, 2021 as one of the first musicals to reopen on Broadway where it continues to play today.
In fact, the national tour includes Miami native Alex Lugo (Swing and the understudy to Eurydice) as part of the cast.
In addition to the show’s eight Tony Awards and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, it has been honored with four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. It’s not hard to see why.
See the smash hit for yourself this winter, running Dec. 6 to 11, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Ziff Ballet Opera House. Click here to learn more.