“Hadestown” will open on Broadway this season at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
The Anaïs Mitchell musical will take over the theater from “Springsteen on Broadway,” which will end its run there in December, with previews beginning March 22 and an opening night of April 17, which will make it eligible for this year’s Tony Awards.
The musical, directed by Rachel Chavkin, who helmed “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” is currently playing the National Theatre in London. It premiered off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016 and played an engagement in Edmonton, Canada last year.
The Broadway cast has not yet been announced. In London, the cast is led by Amber Gray and Patrick Page, who also starred in the off-Broadway productions, as well as Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney and André De Shields.
“Hadestown” is produced by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy.
“Rachel Chavkin and the entire creative team have created a pulse-racing world for Anaïs’ joyous and haunting score to live. As we prepare for Broadway, I’m thrilled for New York audiences to see this entirely new production, a raucous and electrifying celebration that is truly a show for our times,” Isaacs said in the press release.
The creative team will include set design by Rachel Hauck, who designed the set of “Latin History for Morons,” costume design by Michael Krass, whose designs were last seen in “Heisenberg” and “The Cherry Orchard,” lighting design by Bradley King, who designed “The Great Comet” lighting, and choreography by David Neumann.