‘Hadestown’ jumps ahead of pack to welcome Broadway patrons

‘Hadestown’ jumps ahead of pack to welcome Broadway patrons

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hadestown,” the brooding musical about the underworld, has set its Broadway reopening date on Sept. 2, jumping ahead of such megahits as “Hamilton” and “Wicked” to position itself as the first show to welcome audiences on Broadway since the pandemic. Producers announced Monday that tickets go on sale June 11 for the eight-time Tony Award winning musical. The first show to welcome a live audience is likely to get a lot of attention. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had said Broadway theaters could reopen Sept. 14 but producers “may make their own economic decision as to when they reopen.”

 

Photo: FILE – The company of “Hadestown,” accepts the award for best musical at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019, in New York. “Hadestown,” the brooding musical about the underworld, has set its reopening date on Sept. 2, jumping ahead of such megahits as “Hamilton” and “Wicked” to position itself as the first show to welcome audiences on Broadway since the pandemic. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)