Orpheus' quest to regain the favour of his one true love, Eurydice, infused with the music of American folk and New Orleans jazz traditions. Based on the Greek myth, Hadestown is an epic musical that examines the eternal struggle between art and commerce, faith and doubt, love and death.
Choreographed by DAVID NEUMANN
Music Direction by LIAM ROBINSON
Set Design by RACHEL HAUCK
Costume Design by MICHAEL KRASS
Lighting Design by BRADLEY KING
Sound Design by NEVIN STEINBERG
Arrangements and Orchestrations by MICHAEL CHORNEY
Additional & Co-Arrangements & Orchestrations by
Co-conceived by BEN T. MATCHSTICK
Dramaturgy by KEN CERNIGLIA
Produced in association with
DALE FRANZEN, MARA ISAACS, HUNTER ARNOLD, TOM KIRDAHY
WILETTE & MANNY KLAUSNER, LAURIE DAVID, BENJAMIN LOWY & ADRIAN SALPETER
and New York Theatre Workshop
U.S. Casting by STEWART/WHITLEY
Hadestown received its World Premiere at New York Theatre Workshop on 23rd May 2016, JIM NICOLA, Artistic Director, JEREMY BLOCKER, Managing Director
Caution: Strong haze/fog
Inventive. Beguiling. Luminous. Spellbinding.
Hadestown will be your new musical theatre obsession.
Cast & Creative Team
- Vance AveryWorker×Vance AveryWorker
Vance Avery is an actor, singer, and musician who has appeared on Broadway (Cabaret, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, and Sweet Charity in Concert). Other select theatre credits include The Black Rider, Jesus Christ Superstar, Songs for Sinners and Saints, Chicago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Bye Bye Birdie, Baby, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, and Les Miserables. Television and film credits include Waiting forWaldmar, Sing, and PBS’s My Favourite Broadway: The Love Songs. Vance was a featured soloist for 12 years with Broadway Gospel Choir in Broadway Inspirational Voices.
- Jewelle BlackmanFate×Jewelle BlackmanFate
Jewelle Blackman is a Toronto-based actor, singer-songwriter, playwright, and violinist. Credits include Canadian casts of The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Dreamgirls, Caroline or Change, and the World Premiere of Sousatzka. Stratford credits include: TOMMY, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Cabaret, As You Like It, and Fiddler on the Roof. Other credits include Once on this Island, The Wizard of Oz, and a workshop of an all-female production of Man of La Mancha. Film and TV credits include: Nine Lives, Shadowhunters, Copper, Rogue, and Shoot The Messenger.
- Andrew BroderickWorker×Andrew BroderickWorker
Andrew Broderick is an actor who has appeared on stage and television. At Stratford Festival, Andrew performed in The Greenwood Tree, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Pirates Of Penzance. Other select theatre credits include: Dandelions in the Wind, Fever Chart, Light Up The Sky, Rob Ford The Musical, Hairspray, City of Angels, Moby Dick: The Musical, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Love Train, Motown Gold, Dreamgirls, El Numero Uno, The Snow Queen, Peter and the Starcatcher, South Pacific, and The Producers. Andrew trained at Sheridan College, and was a finalist on Season 2 of Canadian Idol.
- Reeve CarneyOrpheus×Reeve CarneyOrpheus
Reeve Carney is best known for the role of Dorian Gray in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful and for originating the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the smash Broadway production Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. He was last seen in FOX’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again. Film credits include Gemini, The Tempest, and Snow Falling on Cedars. Recordings include his debut solo album, Youth is Wasted and, with the group Carney, Mr. Green Vol. 1.
- T.V. CarpioEurydice×T.V. CarpioEurydice
T.V. Carpio made her Broadway debut in Rent and went on to play Arachne in Spiderman:Turn Off the Dark. She has appeared in several movies, most notably Across The Universe and Limitless, and in such TV series as Bloodline, Body Of Proof, Client List, and Anger Management. T.V. is thrilled to be making her Canadian debut as Eurydice in Hadestown.
- Amber GrayPersephone×Amber GrayPersephone
Amber Gray holds an MFA in Graduate Acting from NYU. Theatre credits include Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop); Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Kazino, Ars Nova); Iphigenia in Aulis (Classic Stage Company); Oklahoma! (Bard SummerScape); An Octoroon (Theatre for a New Audience, Soho Rep, P.S.122); Taylor Mac's A 24 Decade History of Popular Music: 1900's-1950's (New York Live Arts with Under the Radar); The TEAM's Mission Drift (London's National, P.S.122's COIL, Edinburgh's Traverse); and Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping.
- Kira GuloienFate×Kira GuloienFate
Originally from Edmonton, Kira’s overjoyed to be returning to The Citadel Theatre, where she made her professional debut at the age of 14. Kira is a Dora-nominated actress whose career spans from Toronto to Stratford to Broadway. Favourite credits include: Sousatzka, Grey Gardens, Doctor Zhivago, Tommy, Damn Yankees, Smokey Joe's Café, Marathon of Hope, Jacob Two-Two, City of Angels, Queen for a Day, and Hometown. Kira has been a four-time guest artist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and was a Top 12 finalist on CBC’s Triple Sensation. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Ryerson University.
- Tara JacksonWorker×Tara JacksonWorker
Born and raised in Calgary, Tara began singing at the age of three, and has had a passion for it ever since. An honours graduate of Berklee College Of Music, Tara has performed at theaters across Western Canada, including Citadel Theatre, Mayfield Dinner Theatre, and Stage West. Favourite credits include Bittergirl, Soul Sistas, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Rumours and Dreams.
- Evangelia KambitesFate×Evangelia KambitesFate
Evangelia Kambites is an alumna of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Music and Drama from Queen’s University. Stage credits include Hairspray (Sterling Award), Buddy –The Buddy Holly Story, Avenue Q (Jessie Award), The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (META award), I Think I'm Fallin' - The Songs of Joni Mitchell, and for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Television credits include Minority Report, Heroes Reborn, and Incorporated.
- Kingsley LeggsHermes×Kingsley LeggsHermes
Kingsley originated the roles of Mister (The Color Purple) and Curtis Jackson (Sister Act) on Broadway, where he also appeared in Miss Saigon. He’s toured with Porgy and Bess, Sister Act, Miss Saigon, Ragtime, It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues, and Forbidden Hollywood. Kingsley received LA Ovation Award nominations for his work in Ragtime and Dreamgirls. Television credits include The Americans, The Good Wife, Law & Order SVU, One Life To Live, and City of Angels. Kingsley performed with The St. Louis Symphony Pops Orchestra, and toured Germany with The Golden Gospel Singers. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree.
- Patrick PageHades×Patrick PageHades
Patrick Page’s Broadway credits include Casa Valentina, A Time to Kill, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Spring Awakening, A Man For All Seasons, Cyrano De Bergerac, Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol and The Kentucky Cycle. Off-Broadway, he appeared in Hadestown at New York Theatre Workshop, Richard II at The Public Theatre, The Duchess of Malfi at Red Bull, Rex at the York Theatre, and The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall. He’s the recipient of The Helen Hayes Award, The Joseph Jefferson Award, The Craig Noel Award, The Princess Grace Award, The Princess Grace Statue Award, The Utah Governor’s Medal for the Arts, The Richard Seff Actor’s Equity Award, The Matador Award for Classical Theatre, and the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre.
- Hal Wesley RogersWorker×Hal Wesley RogersWorker
Originally from Leduc, Alberta, Hal Wesley Rogers is a Vancouver-based performer who enjoys coming home to perform. The first professional show Hal ever saw was the Citadel’s production of Peter Pan, which inspired his love of theatre. It's a dream come true to be involved with this show. Along with a BFA from Simon Fraser University, he also studied in New York at Circle in the Square and Toronto at Tarragon. Edmonton credits: Hairspray, Hair, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Vancouver: Dreamgirls, Best Laid Plans: A Musical, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, Rent, and Fame.
- Anaïs MitchellWriter/Composer×Anaïs MitchellWriter/Composer
Anaïs Mitchell is a performing singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong and balladry. She recorded for Ani
Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded work are Child Ballads,
Young Man in America, and Hadestown. Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide and opened tours for Bon Iver, Josh Ritter, Punch
Brothers and Patty Griffin. She expanded her Hadestown album - with the help of director Rachel Chavkin - into a staged production at
New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. It won a Richard Rodgers Production Award, and was nominated for seven Lucille Lortel awards
including Outstanding Musical.
- Rachel ChavkinDirector×Rachel ChavkinDirector
RACHEL CHAVKIN is a director, writer and dramaturg, as well as the artistic director of Brooklyn-based company the TEAM. Selected work includes Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop), Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Ars Nova, Kazino, A.R.T., Broadway), Marco Ramirez’s The Royale (Old Globe, Lincoln Center), Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova, Off-Broadway, national tour), Sarah Gancher’s I’ll Get You Back Again (Round House), and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac including The Lily's Revenge, Act 2 (HERE). Chavkin is a recipient of a Tony nomination for Best Direction, three Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, multiple Lortel nominations, two Doris Duke Impact Award nominations, and the 2017 Smithsonian Award for Ingenuity along with Dave Malloy.
- Michael ChorneyArranger and Orchestrator×Michael ChorneyArranger and Orchestrator
Michael Chorney is a self-taught composer, guitarist, saxophonist, producer, sideman, and band-leader. His own groups feature original music; Hollar General for his songs, Orchid and the MC6 for instrumental work, Magic City features arrangements of the songs of Sun Ra, Seven Deadly Sins focused on the music of Kurt Weill. Michael has produced over three dozen albums for other folks and several of his own. He has received two fellowships from the Vermont Arts Council and is the music director for the dance program at Middlebury College. Michael has lived and worked in Vermont for more than 30 years.
- Todd SickafooseAdditional & Co-Arrangements & Orchestrations×Todd SickafooseAdditional & Co-Arrangements & Orchestrations
Todd is a composer, arranger, producer/engineer, and multi-instrumentalist whose recorded work includes Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown and Young Man in America. Music Supervision: Hadestown (NYTW). Long-time collaboration with Ani DiFranco, on stage and recordings. Performances with his band Tiny Resistors: North Sea Jazz Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Angel City Jazz Festival. Year-End Best Lists: Village Voice, JazzTimes.
- David NeumannChoreographer×David NeumannChoreographer
Original work as artistic director of Advanced Beginner Group presented at: PS 122, New York Live Arts, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Chocolate Factory, Symphony Space, and The Whitney. Performer and/or choreographer: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Big Dance Theater, Doug Elkins, Doug Varone, Sally Silvers. Choreography: Hadestown (NYTW), Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova), The Total Bent (Public Theater), War (LCT III), Futurity (Soho Rep/Ars Nova), An Octoroon (Soho Rep), Hagoromo with Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto (BAM), Most recently choreographer of Antipodes (Signature), director of The Object Lesson (NYTW). Recipient of three New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards, including 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for I Understand Everything Better.
- Liam RobinsonMusic Director×Liam RobinsonMusic Director
Liam Robinson is a musician living in New York City. He is one-half of the songwriting duo Robinson & Rohe, along with Jean Rohe. Their debut album, Hunger, was released in 2017. As a multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, accordion, banjo) and singer, Liam regularly collaborates with songwriter luminaries Becca Stevens, Anaïs Mitchell, and Jean Rohe. Liam made his Broadway debut in 2011 in the original cast of the Tony-sweeping production of War Horse at the Lincoln Center Theater. From 2006 to 2013, he co-led and composed for the experimental NYC composer/performer collective Red Light New Music. In spring of 2016, Liam music-directed and performed in the Off-Broadway hit musical Hadestown at the New York Theater Workshop.
- Rachel HauckScenic Designer×Rachel HauckScenic Designer
Recent NY: Hadestown (NYTW); Latin History For Morons (Studio 54, Public), Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder (Public); Parallelogram (2nd Stage), Fucking A, Night Is a Room, Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), Animal (Atlantic); What the Constitution Means to Me (Clubbed Thumb); On The Exhale (Roundabout); You’ll Still Call Me By Name (Sonya Tayeh/NYLA); All The Ways To Say I Love You (MCC) Antlia Pneumatica,Grand Concourse (Playwrights Horizons), An Iliad (NYTW), Recent Regional: Shakespeare in Love, Roe (OSF); It Can’t Happen Here (BRT); Poster Boy, And No More Shall We Part (WTF). Princess Grace, Lilly Awards. Drama Desk, Lortel Nominations. Obie Award for Sustained Achievement.
- Michael KrassCostume Designer×Michael KrassCostume Designer
MICHAEL KRASS is a three-time Tony nominee for his work on Broadway, which includes THE CHERRY ORCHARD, MACHINAL, NOISES OFF, YOURE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, and HEISENBERG. Off-Broadway and regionally, he has designed world premieres by Edward Albee, John Guare, Kenneth Lonergan, Heidi Schreck, Will Eno, Christopher Durang, and many others. He designed PELLEAS AND MELISANDE for the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is making his Canadian premiere with HADESTOWN.
- Bradley KingLighting Designer×Bradley KingLighting Designer
Previously with Rachel Chavkin: The Great Comet (Broadway; Tony Award), Hadestown (NYTW; Drama Desk nom), The Royal Family (The Guthrie), Preludes (LCT3), The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep). Bradley is an award-winning lighting designer based in NYC whose work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and across North America. In NYC, he's worked on recent shows at Roundabout, the Atlantic, Signature Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, NYTW, LAByrinth, the Kitchen, and many others. Regional: the Alley (Houston), American Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, the Guthrie, the Old Globe, and many others. Operas for Bard Summerscape, Boston Early Music, Opera Omaha, Vancouver Opera, and Virginia Opera Co. On the web at www.bradleykingld.com
- Nevin SteinbergSound Designer×Nevin SteinbergSound Designer
Citadel: Debut! Recent Broadway: Bandstand, Dear Evan Hansen, Bright Star, Hamilton, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, The Landing, Far From Heaven. Nevin is Audio Consultant for Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Over thirty Broadway productions with Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, In The Heights.
- Katie Rose McLaughlinAssociate Choreographer×Katie Rose McLaughlinAssociate Choreographer
Katie Rose McLaughlin is a ballet dancer turned clown turned freelance choreographer and movement designer. Recent past productions include Bear Slayer (Ars Nova), The Iceman Cometh (HERE Arts Center), Promenade (Barnard College), The Kioskers (St. Anne's Warehouse), and The Black Crook (Abrons Arts Center). She is the Artistic Director of Designated Movement Company. designatedmovement.org
- Nathan KociAssociate Music Director×Nathan KociAssociate Music Director
Nathan Koci is a music director, performer, and composer across multiple media including folk music, contemporary classical music, dance, and experimental theatre. Music Director: Electric Lucifer (Jim Findlay/The Kitchen), Oklahoma (Daniel Fish/Bard), The Travel Agency is on Fire (Experiments in Opera NYC), Promenade (Alice Reagan/Barnard),The Source (Ted Hearne/BAM Next Wave, LA Opera, SF Opera), Much Ado About Nothing (Jack O’Brien/NY Shakespeare Festival), Mother Courage and Her Children (Molly Smith/Arena Stage). Performer: The Principles of Uncertainty (Dance Heginbotham/Maira Kalman/Jacob’s Pillow), Wagner, Max! Wagner! (Stew and Heidi/Kennedy Center), Trillium J (Anthony Braxton), War Horse (Nat’l Theater/1st North American Tour). He performs and records on horns, accordions, and pianos with groups including The Hands Free, The Opposite of a Train, and Shovels and Rope.
- Jessica PazAssociate Sound Designer×Jessica PazAssociate Sound Designer
Broadway: Associate Designer of Bandstand (2017); Dear Evan Hansen (2016), and Fela! Workshops (2007), Off -Broadway (2008), Broadway (2009), The National Theatre London (2010), European Tour (2011). Design Credits include: Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theater); A Sucker EmCee (LAByrinth); The Muscles in Our Toes (LAByrinth); Becoming Dr. Ruth (Westside Theater); Looking for the Pony (Vital Theater Co.); Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater); STRETCH – A Fantasia (New Georges). Regional and Touring: Legally Blonde and 9 to 5 The Musical (North Shore Music Theater); Shakespeare on the Sound’s Productions of Romeo & Juliet (Summer 2012), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2011), Othello (2010), and Much Ado about Nothing (2009); SCKBSTD (Virginia Stage Co).
- Karthy ChinAssistant Director×Karthy ChinAssistant Director
Karthy Chin is a Toronto-based theatre director and arts administrator. Recent credits include The Rape of Lucrece (Paprika Festival), Spring Moon (Mixed Company Theatre) and Objects Lie on a Table (Justina M. Barnicke Gallery) and assistant directing The Death of Mrs. Gandhi and the Beginning of New Physics (Everything But the Bard/NSTF), The Enchanted Loom (Cahoots/Factory) and Into the Woods (Hart House Theatre). Last season, she was a part of the Factory Foremen program and Paprika's Director's Lab. Most recently, she has worked with TIFF and Luminato.
- Ainsley HillyardAssistant Choreographer×Ainsley HillyardAssistant Choreographer
Ainsley Hillyard is an Edmonton-based choreographer, performer and educator who works in contemporary dance and theatre. Ainsley is also a collective artist with, and founding member of the Good Women Dance Collective. Select choreography credits include: The Other and Bears (Sterling Award for Outstanding Choreography) with Pyretic Productions; Beckett’s Shorts and Genius Code with Surreal SoReal Theatre; Ursa Major and Snout with Catch The Keys Productions, 9 Parts of Desire with The Maggie Tree, and Jack and the Beanstalk with Alberta Opera. Ainsley is absolutely thrilled to be working on Hadestown with such a talented and driven team of artists.
- Nick SolyomAssistant Lighting Designer×Nick SolyomAssistant Lighting Designer
Recent Broadway Assistant and Associate Highlights: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Finding Neverland, If/Then, Cinderella, Harvey, and The Columnist. Recent Design Highlights: Imaginary Comforts (Berkeley Repertory), The Christians (Gulfshore Playhouse), The Prince of Players, Slow Dusk, and Markheim (Little Opera Theatre of NY).
- Lisa RussellStage Manager×Lisa RussellStage Manager
Lisa Russell has worked in dance, theatre and musical theatre across Canada and is thrilled to be back at the Citadel Theatre where she started her professional career. Selected theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet, A Soldiers War, Drowning Girls, Becky’s New Car, Shangri-La, O.C.Dean, Pride and Prejudice, Shout Sister and A Doll’s House (Globe Theatre), Die Fledermaus, Madame Butterfly (Calgary Opera), The Cure for Death by Lightning, Liberation Days, Les Misérables, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Western Canada Theatre), Souvenirs, The December Man and Steel Kiss (Green Thumb Theatre), Doubt, A Parable (Theatre Calgary/Manitoba Theatre Centre). Lisa was the production stage manager for the Summer Arts Festival at the Banff Centre for four years and spent seven seasons at the Stratford Festival.
- Sang-Sang LeeAssistant Stage Manager×Sang-Sang LeeAssistant Stage Manager
Last season, Sang-Sang was ASM on Million Dollar Quartet. Other Citadel credits include West Side Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, Make Mine Love, Clybourne Park, Spamalot, Private Lives, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, and A Christmas Carol. Elsewhere, she has worked on Salt Baby (Globe Theatre), Antessy (Concrete Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Don Giovanni (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy); Hunchback (Catalyst Theatre); The Super Groovy 70s, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Mayfield Theatre); Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show Odd Lot Theatre; Seussical St. Albert Children’s Theatre; and Monteverdi’s Orfeo University of Alberta Centennial. She is a graduate of MacEwan’s Theatre Production program.
- Lore GreenApprentice Stage Manager×Lore GreenApprentice Stage Manager
Lore is a graduate from the BFA Stage Management program at the U of A. Selected credits include Apprentice Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol, West Side Story, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Sense & Sensibility (Citadel Theatre); Assistant Stage Manager for Orchesis Dance Group for the past five years; Stage Manager for Blood of our Soil (Pyretic Productions) and Subway Circus (Blarney Productions). She’s also worked on the Calgary Stampede and the opening ceremony for FIFA Women’s World Cup. Lore would like to thank Lisa and Sang Sang for being such a great team.