Take This Video Crash Course in Basic Greek Mythology Before Seeing Broadway’s New Musical Hadestown

Last updated February 26th, 2019 by BroadwayBox Staff
Take This Video Crash Course in Basic Greek Mythology Befor…

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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.