Take This Video Crash Course in Basic Greek Mythology Before Seeing Broadway’s New Musical Hadestown
The highly-anticipated Broadway production of Anaïs Mitchell’s musical Hadestown offers a unique look at the classic Orpheus & Eurydice myth thanks to its folk-inspired score and the strong vision of director Rachel Chavkin and her incredible design team.
And while you can 100% walk into the new musical without brushing up on any of the Greek mythology that provided the source material, it does give the proceedings a richer context if you have a general idea of the key players and all their mythological baggage. Get to know Hadestown’s five main characters’ backstory with these informative animated YouTube videos.
Orpheus & Eurydice
Hades & Persephone
See this mythology reimagined when Hadestown begins previews March 22 at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre.