HADESTOWN wins Best Musical!

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As well as becoming the most awarded show at the 2019 Tony Awards, Hadestown also made Broadway history as the first production written and directed by women to win Best Musical! Director Rachel Chavkin won the Tony while she was the only female director nominated, and the only female director on Broadway this season. And for most of the show’s winners it was either their Broadway debut, first nomination and/or first win!

Hadestown won the 2019 Tony Awards in the following categories:

Best Musical
Best Original Score Written for the Theatre (Anaïs Mitchell)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (André De Shields)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Rachel Hauck)
Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Bradley King)
Best Sound Design of a Musical (Nevin Steinberg & Jessica Paz)
Best Direction of a Musical (Rachel Chavkin)
Best Orchestrations (Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose)

For a full list of winners, please visit the Tony Awards® official site.

 

About the Show:

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. This acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today…and always.

HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

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