Anais Mitchell’s ‘Hadestown’ getting a stage adaptation for NYTW’s 2015/16 season (which includes Bowie’s new show)
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is proud to announce the final two productions of its 2015/16 Season. The New York premiere of RED SPEEDO, written by Lucas Hnath (The Christians) and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Hollow Roots), will begin performances in February. The 2015/16 Season will conclude with the world premiere of a new folk opera, HADESTOWN, by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. HADESTOWN was developed with and is directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), and will begin performances in May 2016.
As the press release quoted above notes, one of the productions of the New York Theatre Workshop will be the new stage adaption of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown, her guest-filled 2010 concept album that featured Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, The Low Anthem's Ben Knox Miller, and the Haden triplets (Petra, Rachel and Tanya).
The new additions to the NYTW 2015/16 season join Lazarus (by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, directed by Ivo Van Hove) and Fondly, Collette Richland (by Sibyl Kempson, directed by John Collins). More info and membership packages available at NYTW's site.