Primary market tickets to see Hadestown, winner of eight Tony Awards in 2019, are available on the primary market via Ticketmaster.
Many shows are more than 95% sold out on the primary market through August and September. The cheapest tickets, when available, start at $99 in the Boxes to the right and left of the stage.
TicketIQ offers a Low Price Guarantee on Hadestown tickets for all sold out shows, including any that may be sold out on the primary market. On TicketIQ, seats start as low as $142 through August, before jumping in September. The best availability through August appears to be Thursday-Sunday, and in the fall, the best availability is weekday nights and the Wednesday matinee.
The show it virtually sold out on the primary market for most dates, so fans will be wise to shop around.
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The show tells the story of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Hadestown premiered on Broadway April 17, 2019 after productions in Edmonton and London. The show ran off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop from May-July 2016.
Hadestown plays at the Walter Kerr Theater Tuesday-Sunday, with 7 p.m. shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
Hadestown traces Orpheus’ journey to the underworld to rescue his fiancé, Eurydice. The show is based on Anais Mitchell’s 2010 concept album, and most of the music is adapted from the album. Mitchell wrote the show's music, lyrics and book.
The show won Tonys for Best Musical and Best Original Score, among others.
According to a New York Times review of the premiere, the show underwent a “radical transformation” between its off-Broadway run and its opening at the Walter Kerr theater. Reviewer Jesse Green called the latest iteration of the show “something very much warmer, if not yet ideally warm. The story is clearer, the songs express that story more directly and the larger themes arise from it naturally rather than demanding immediate attention like overeager undergraduates.”
One of only a handful of truly original shows in recent years, the Hollywood Reporter
called it a “beguiling, virtually sung-through musical is notable for the expressive beauty of its score, the dark imagination of its stage pictures and the clarity of its storytelling. Performed by a first-rate cast and played with spirited feeling by seven onstage musicians, it arrives on Broadway with a furnace-like blast of creativity.”
The Walter Kerr Theatre is a Broadway theater located at 219 West 48th Street. It opened in 1921, and had a 69-year run as the Ritz Theater before being renamed after Walter Kerr, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Theater critic.
The theater seats only 975 in Orchestra, Mezzanine, Balcony and Box sections. There is no elevator in the theater, and there are 37 steps up to the Mezzanine with handrails throughout.
Restrooms are located in the Orchestra section, and though there is no dedicated coat check, patrons can ask to have large bags checked.
The Orchestra is handicap accessible, with the exception of certain seats in Rows R and S, which have two steps. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available only in the Orchestra, and the there are no steps leading from the street into the theater.
Audio assistive listening devices are available without reservation or charge, though valid identification and a deposit are required.
Standing-room tickets are available on the day of the performance for $39. These tickets are first come, first served at the box office, and are available beginning at noon for matinees and 5 p.m. for evening performances. The standing room section is at the back of the Orchestra section, and patrons can get only one standing-room ticket per show.
Hadestown runs approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes and has one intermission. It is recommended that patrons arrive at least 30 minutes prior to curtain, and latecomers will be seated at management’s discretion.
Bars are located at the back of the Orchestra and Mezzanine sections.
Currently there are no Rush tickets available for Hadestown.
There is a digital lottery for Hadestown, and patrons can get up to two tickets for $42.50 each. Lottery entries are accepted until 11 a.m. the before the performance and winners will be drawn at noon the day before the performance. Winners will be notified by e-mail or text message and tickets must be purchased by 4 p.m. the day before the performance. Tickets can be picked up at the box office starting two hours prior to the performance. Credit cards are accepted.
Seats for the digital lottery winners are determined by the box office, and pairs may be split up.
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