Hadestown Wins Tony Award


Kadence Douglas

   On June 9, 2019, the Tony Awards were held for the 72 time. The Tony Awards were started in 1947 by the American Theatre Wing and was named after Antoinette Perry, or Tony for short. Ever since these awards have been given out for theatre excellence. This year, the biggest winner was ‘Hadestown’, which won eight awards. Including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (André De Shields, playing Hermes).

     Hadestown was written by Anaïs Mitchell. The musical itself premiered off-broadway on May 6, 2016, but was soon put on Broadway earlier this year. The idea of the musical has existed for about a decade (since 2006 when Mitchell came up with it), and is finally getting recognition on a national scale.

     I’ve personally been a fan of the musical since early 2017, and I’m proud of how far it’s come. From being a musical no one knew of, to winning eight Tony Awards. I’m so happy that more and more people are coming to appreciate this amazing musical. The original cast was absolutely phenomenal, so I’m sure the Broadway rendition and cast is just as good.