Hadestown Will Make Australian Premiere Next Year | Playbill

International News Hadestown Will Make Australian Premiere Next Year

Anaïs Mitchell’s Tony-winning hit will play the Theatre Royal Sydney.

Eva Noblezada, André De Shields, and Reeve Carney

Anaïs Mitchell’s Tony-winning musical Hadestown will make its Australian premiere next year.

Presented by Opera Australia and JONES Theatrical Group, the production will open at the Theatre Royal Sydney in February 2025.

An open call will be held in Sydney June 15 and in Melbourne June 16 for roles in the Australian premiere. For further information, click here.

Opera Australia Artistic Director Jo Davies said in a statement, “I’m absolutely thrilled that we’re able to bring this incredible new musical to Australia for the first time, and I’m sure it will be as adored here has it has been overseas, finding a whole new legion of fans. Creator and writer Anaïs Mitchell is just such an amazing talent, I’m very much looking forward to working with her and her team to realize this production here."

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Suzanne Jones of JONES Theatrical Group added, “Hadestown is one Broadway musical experience you remember forever. It is magical, bold, exciting, and full of love and promise. It transports the audience in a way that only great theatre can. JONES Theatrical Group is extremely excited to be bringing this incredible production to Australia with OA and can’t wait for Australians to embrace it just as audiences all over the world have.”

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s folk- and jazz-infused musical layers the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with that of Hades and Persephone, intertwining the actions—and consequences—of gods and mortals. Hadestown originally began as a theatrical concert performed by Mitchell.

The creative team features Tony-winning set designer Rachel Hauck, Tony-nominated costume designer Michael Krass, Tony-winning lighting designer Bradley King, Tony-winning sound designers Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreographer David Neumann, and dramaturg Ken Cerniglia. Musical supervision and vocal arrangements are by Liam Robinson, with arrangements and orchestrations by Tony winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose.

The show, featuring a book and score by Mitchell, won eight 2019 Tony Awards: Best Director of a Musical (Rachel Chavkin), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (André De Shields), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Bradley King), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Rachel Hauck), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg), Best Orchestrations (Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose), Best Original Score (Mitchell), and Best Musical.

The Broadway production continues at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The musical also plays London's West End at the Lyric Theatre.

Visit Hadestown.com.au.

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