by David Gordon
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Casting has been announced for the upcoming New York Theatre Workshop production of Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown. The production, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin, will run from May 6-June 12, with opening night set for May 23.
In alphabetical order, the company will include 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 (An Octoroon) 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.
Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, 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 and full stomachs.
The production features scenery by Rachel Hauck, costumes by Michael Krass, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, sound by Rob Kaplowitz, choreography by David Neumann, dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia, music direction by Liam Robinson, arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney, and co-arrangements and orchestrations and music supervision by Todd Sickafoose. Hadestown is co-conceived by Ben T. Matchstick.