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Photos Photos: Hadestown Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway

The Tony-winning musical opened April 17, 2019.

Ani DiFranco and Anaïs Mitchell Andy Henderson

Broadway audiences have officially been going way down under at Hadestown for five years now—the Tony-winning musical celebrated its fifth anniversary April 17. See Anaïs Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin, and Hadestown company members of past and present commemorate the milestone with a special performance in the gallery below.

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.

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The current Broadway cast features father-daughter duo Jon Jon Briones and Isa Briones as Hermes and Eurydice, with Grammy winner Ani DiFranco as Persephone, and Grammy nominee Phillip Boykin as Hades. Jordan Fisher, who plays the role of Orpheus through September 15, is on a scheduled temporary leave of absence through April 24. A mix of understudies, including Brandon Cameron and Chibueze Ihuoma, currently cover the role.

Photos: Hadestown Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway

They are joined by Belén Moyano, Kay Trinidad, and Brit West as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Chibueze Ihuoma, Alex Puette, and Grace Yoo, and the company also includes swings Sojourner Brown, Brandon Cameron, Tara Jackson, Max Kumangai, Yael "YaYa" Reich, Davis Wayne, and Tanner Ray Wilson.

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.

READ: Why Anaïs Mitchell Made an 'Epic' Change to Hadestown Five Years On

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.


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