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REVIEW: “Hadestown”—an exquisitely crafted musical triumph

Breathtaking and exquisitely crafted, “Hadestown” is easily the most tautly constructed and beautifully realized musical on this side of “Hamilton”—a riveting, heart-wrenching, and sumptuous folk opera that vibrantly renders some of mankind’s oldest and most enduring myths as an epic and compelling piece of modern musical theatre.  This musical triumph is a must-see.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Jeffrey Seller, and James Nederlander purchase the Drama Book Shop; Ingrid Michaelson composing "The Notebook" musical; "Almost Famous" to get development lab; "Houdini Among the Spirits" musical has industry reading; Actors’ Equity Association calls for a strike against developmental presentations; Broadway's box office reaches record-breaking $57M gross; RIP Liza Redfield

Ben Whishaw will star as Marilyn Monroe in "Norma Jean Baker of Troy" at The Shed; Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce will star in “The Height of the Storm” on Broadway; is a new production of “Parade” in the works?; new "Harry Potter” cast announced; watch the Kennedy Center Honors; RIP groundbreaking Japanese-American ballerina Sono Osato

"Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show" books the Imperial for holiday engagement; Danny Burstein to join "My Fair Lady"; Dénee Benton to join "Hamilton"; cast announced for City Center's "A Chorus Line" gala; "Wicked" turns 15 on October 30th; "What the Constitution Means to Me" and "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish" extend; "Desperate Measures” and "Smokey Joe's Cafe" closing; film adaptation of "Be More Chill" announced; Idris Elba and Dame Judi Dench join “Cats” movie cast; the 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 9th

Broadway-bound "To Kill a Mockingbird" faces lawsuit from Harper Lee's estate; Met Opera fires conductor James Levine; "Musicals Tonight!" and The Actors Company Theatre to shudder;  3 new musicals in development: one about Joy Mangano, "Tennessee Whiskey: The Musical", and "Dangerous"; Susan Stroma's "Little Dancer" gets new life in Seattle;  Tony-winner Sammy Williams dead at 69; Ben Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborate on song mashup for the March for Our Lives Foundation

"1984" ineligible for Tonys; "Kiss Me, Kate" headed to Broadway in 2019; Lin-Manuel Miranda to play in Puerto Rico "Hamilton"; "King Kong" arrives in New York next fall; new technology coming for theatregoers with hearing and vision loss; columnist Liz Smith dead at 94