Anaïs Mitchell's acclaimed folk opera, recorded live last summer, is now available for pre-order.
The cast recording for Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell's acclaimed folk opera, will be available October 6. As previously announced, the album was recorded live during the show’s Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop.
The Hadestown live cast recording is now available for pre-order, and customers who purchase the album in advance will immediately receive the song “Road to Hell.”
The Off-Broadway premiere of Hadestown began performances May 6, 2016, and officially opened May 23. The new work, which was the recipient of a Richard Rodgers Production Award, follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain his one true love, Eurydice. The show is inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz.
The NYTW cast of Hadestown featured Nabiyah Be (Queen of the Night) as Eurydice, Damon Daunno (Brief Encounter) as Orpheus, Lulu Fall (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) as a Fate, Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) as Persephone, Patrick Page (Spring Awakening) as Hades, Jessie Shelton (Futurity) as a Fate, Chris Sullivan (The Knick) as Hermes, and Shaina Taub (Old Hats) as a Fate.
Hadestown was originally developed at the The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College under the supervision of Dale Franzen and Mara Isaacs prior to its premiere at NYTW. An upcoming production will be staged at the Citadel Theatre with additional details to be announced.
The cast album is released by producers Isaacs and Dale Franzen, Brian Joosten from Warner Music Group, and Ghostlight Records. The album is produced for Warner Music Group by David Lai and Todd Sickafoose. Isaacs, Franzen, and Don Erik Franzen are executive producers. For more information visit Sh-k-boom.com/Hadestown.