Jordan Fisher Returns to Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’ as Orpheus: A Dream Realized

The theater district is buzzing with excitement as Jordan Fisher, renowned for his roles in “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Sweeney Todd,” prepares to grace the stage of “Hadestown” at the Walter Kerr Theatre. This Tony Award-winning musical, crafted by the brilliant Anaïs Mitchell and under the direction of Rachel Chavkin, plunges audiences into the passionate world of Greek mythology, spinning the tragic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice, while also exploring the intricate dynamics of King Hades and Queen Persephone.

Stepping into the shoes of Orpheus, Fisher is set to bring a fresh perspective to this age-old story, beginning November 20th. He succeeds Reeve Carney, who wowed audiences with a performance that, as Fisher himself put it, was “absolutely historic.” In a heartfelt press statement, Fisher expressed his gratitude for Carney’s unparalleled portrayal of Orpheus and shared his enthusiasm about joining the “Hadestown” ensemble, remarking, “This tale is one that truly must be told again and again.”

Adding a personal touch, Fisher revealed that his wife, Ellie Woods, and their young son have long been fans of the show’s captivating soundtrack. Their shared passion for the musical is undoubtedly a testament to its timeless appeal.

The news of Fisher’s casting was met with jubilation from fans and peers alike. The show’s official Instagram channel was awash with reactions. Pop sensation JoJo couldn’t contain her excitement, exclaiming, “Hhheeeeellllllll yeeeeeaaaaahhh.” Meanwhile, Betty, who recently assumed the role of Persephone, enthusiastically posted, “Let’s GO ON A FIELD TRIP TO THE UNDERWORLD BESTIE!” A sentiment echoed by many fans, one of whom noted, “And here I was worried about who could do this after Reeve. I’m perfectly calm now.”

It’s clear that with Fisher’s acclaimed Broadway experience, he’s the perfect candidate to rejuvenate Orpheus for a new audience, ensuring that “Hadestown” remains a must-see masterpiece.

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