Hadestown announces casting – producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy announced casting for both the Broadway and North American touring productions the Tony Award®winning Best New Musical and winner of the 2020 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album, as the cast of the Broadway production gathers today for the production’s first post-shutdown rehearsal.
The Broadway production of Hadestown takes the stage of the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) on Thursday, September 2, making it the first musical to play the rialto in more than 18 months, it will be led by original Broadway cast members Grammy Award winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Tony Award winner André De Shields as Hermes, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Amber Gray as Persephone, and two-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice. Joining the Broadway cast for a limited engagement will be Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt. Hewitt will play the role of Hades until original Broadway cast member and Tony Award nominee Patrick Page, who is in production for a new film project, returns on Tuesday, November 2. They are joined by Jewelle Blackman, Jessie Shelton, and Mariand Torres as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Anthony Chatmon II, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Trent Saunders, and Kim Steele. The cast includes swings Malcolm Armwood, Adam Hyndman, Tara Jackson, Yael “YaYa” Reich, T. Oliver Reid, and Khaila Wilcoxon. Tickets for Hadestown on Broadway are available at www.seatgeek.com/hadestown-tickets or by visiting the Walter Kerr Theatre box office (219 West 48th Street).
This statement just in from Kate Horton, producer of the 2020 Broadway revival of West Side Story: “It is with great regret that we are announcing today that the 2020 Broadway revival of West Side Story will not reopen. This difficult and painful decision comes after we have explored every possible path to a successful run, and unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, reopening is not a practical proposition. We thank all the brilliant, creative artists who brought West Side Story to life at the Broadway Theatre, even for so brief a time, especially the extraordinary acting company, 33 of whom made their Broadway debuts in this production.”