Name: New York Theatre Workshop
Address: 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Details
First performance date: May 6, 2016
Opening date: May 23, 2016
Closing date: July 31, 2016
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
With Hadestown, celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and inventive two-time Obie award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) transform Mitchell's "phenomenal concept album" (Rolling Stone) into a bold new work for the stage. This folk opera follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor and full stomachs. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell's beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
New York Theatre Workshop Producer
Anais Mitchell Composer/Lyricist
Rachel Chavkin Conceiver
Ben t. Matchstick Conceiver
Rachel Chavkin Director
Sanaz Ghajar Assistant Director
David Neumann Choreographer
Rachel Hauck Set Designer
Michael Krass Costume Designer
Bradley King Lighting Designer
Robert Kaplowitz Sound Designer
Chika Shimizu Assistant Set Designer
Machel Ross Assistant Costume Designer
Rachel Townsend Assistant Costume Designer
Barbara Samuels Assistant Lighting Designer
Bobby McElver Assistant Sound Designer
Noah Mease Prop Design
Becky Parker Geist Assistant Props Designer
Lindsey Turteltaub Stage Manager
Shelley Miles Assistant Stage Manager
Andrea Dockhorn Wardrobe
Amanda Roberge Wardrobe
Michael Chorney Arranger
Damon Daunno1 Musical Arrangements
Rose Polenzani Vocal Arrangements
Liam Robinson Vocal Arrangements
Haden Triplets Vocal Arrangements
Justin Vernon Vocal Arrangements
Michael Chorney Orchestrations
Todd Sickafoose Orchestrations
Todd Sickafoose Musical Supervision
Liam Robinson Music Direction
Liam Robinson Accordian
Robinson Morse Bass
Marika Hughes Cellist
Ben Perowsky Drums
Michael Chorney Guitar
Ben Perowsky Percussion
Liam Robinson Piano
Brian Drye Trombone
Dana Lyn Violin
Ken Cerniglia Dramaturg

1Credited as Tenor guitar arrangements.

Actor Role
Nabiyah Be Eurydice
Damon Daunno Orpheus
Lulu Fall Fate
Amber Gray Persephone
Patrick Page Hades
Jessie Shelton Fate
Chris Sullivan Hermes
Shaina Taub Fate

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Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Anais Mitchell Composer/Lyricist
      New York Theatre Workshop Producer
2 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Choreographer David Neumann Choreographer
3 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Patrick Page Actor
4 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Amber Gray Actor
5 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Chris Sullivan Actor
6 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Scenic Design Rachel Hauck Set Designer
7 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Sound Design Robert Kaplowitz Sound Designer
8 NOMINATED 2017 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical Bradley King Lighting Designer