Producers have today announced full casting for the pre-Broadway production of Anaïs Mitchell’s musical Hadestown, which will play a limited engagement at the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Canada, from 11 November to 3 December, 2017.
Joining original cast members Patrick Page and Amber Gray, who reprise their roles as Hades and Persephone, are fellow Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark alums Reeve Carney and T.V. Carpio as Orpheus and Eurydice and Kingsley Leggs as Hermes.
Rachel Chavkin (Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), who directed the original off-Broadway production, will return to direct.
Additional casting for Hadestown includes Vance Avery, Kira Guloien, Jewelle Blackman, Evangelia Kambites, Andrew Broderick, Tara Jackson, and Hal Wesley Rogers who round out the company as Fates and Workers.
Hadestown 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. 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.
Hadestown was co-conceived by Ben t. Matchstick and features music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell, arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney, additional/co-arrangements and orchestrations by Todd Sickafoose, U.S. casting by Stewart/Whitley Casting, and direction by Rachel Chavkin. Hadestown is a winner of a Richard Rodgers Production Award, administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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