Following Amber Gray’s departure, Lana Gordon will take on the role of Persephone in Hadestown on February 22!
Lana Gordon will take on the role of Persephone in Hadestown!
Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown. Gordon joined the production in October 2021 as Persephone’s replacement and now plays the drinking Greek goddess full-time. Gordon made her Broadway debut as an original actress in The Lion King. And then she has also appeared on Broadway and Jesus Christ Superstar in Chicago, as well as on the European tour of West Side Story and Hair.
Hadestown draws inspiration from Greek mythology. It follows the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as that of King Hades and his wife Persephone. The musical won eight Tony Awards in 2019, including Best Musical and Best Musical Score.
Created by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is currently playing the Walter Kerr Theatre. The musical has a cast led by Grammy winner Reeve Carney and Tony winner André De Shields. Also, two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada, and Tony nominee Patrick Page. Jewelle Blackman, Jessie Shelton, and Kay Trinidad play the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Timothy Hughes, Trent Saunders, and Grace Yoo.
Mitchell’s folk and jazz fusion music, inspired by the two intertwined myths of gods and mortals, began as a theatrical concert performed by Mitchell. The show debuted at the New York Theater Studio in 2016, followed by performances in Canada, London, and eventually Broadway.
Hadestown won eight Tony Awards in 2019: Best Musical, Best Soundtrack by Mitchell, Best Director by Rachel Chavkin, Best Orchestra by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Best Scene Design by Rachel Hauck, Best Lighting Design by Bradley King, Nevin’s best sound design Steinberg and Jessica Paz, and De Shields’ best actor in a musical. The creative team also includes choreographer David Neumann and costume designer Michael Krass. Also, music director Liam Robinson, playwright Ken Cernilla and casting office Stewart /Wheatley.
Credits: Playbill.com; newyorktheatreguide.com
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