After playing to sold-out audiences on Broadway prior to the pandemic, and winning a dozen Tony and Grammy Awards, the musical “Hadestown” arrived in Los Angles a few nights ago. Julia and I joined a jam-packed crowd at the Ahmanson Theatre two nights ago and it was a ball. Based on the mythological story of Orpheus and Eurydice, “Hadestown” is set in the Depression years and features 21 great songs. The music, lyrics, and book were written by an incredibly talented woman, Anaïs Mitchell. “Hadestown” plays in Los Angeles for about a month. I noticed that several shows are sold out. Check it out.
And if you’d like to hear Anaïs Mitchell in a different context, listen to her vocals on “Once”, a track from my 2017 album, “Roots and Branches”. She has a beautiful voice and what a talented songwriter!