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New York: Jewelle Blackman extends run in Broadway’s “Hadestown”

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Lillias White, Tom Hewitt and Toronto native Jewelle Blackman will all stay way down in Hadestown a little longer after extending their runs in the Tony-winning Broadway musical, currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. White and Hewitt will remain with the production through June 4, while Blackman will now stay through June 25.

The company also includes Grammy winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus and two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, with Amelia Cormack, Soara-Joye Ross, and Shea Renne as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Alex Puette, Trent Saunders, and Grace Yoo, and the swings are Brandon Cameron, Tara Jackson, Max Kumangai, and Yael "YaYa" Reich.

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.

The creative team features Tony-winning director Rachel Chavkin, 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.

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Photo: Jewelle Blackman as Persephone in Hadestown. © 2023 Matthew Murphy.