Katie served as the Producing Associate for Hadestown during its development and road to Broadway.
Hadestown follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Anaïs Mitchell concept album, which was released in 2010, is the foundation of the brand new musical. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death. Directed by Tony Award nominated, Obie Award and Drama Desk Award winning, and Lucille Lortel nominated director, Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812).
Hadestown was originally developed with funding from The Broad Stage under the supervision of Dale Franzen and Mara Isaacs/Octopus Theatricals. The project was further developed in collaboration with The Broad Stage through NYTW’s Artist Workshop programming, including the annual Usual Suspects Summer Residency at Dartmouth College and the Larson Lab Studio. Hadestown is a winner of a Richard Rodgers Production Award, and completed an acclaimed and extended Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. Hadestown off-Broadway run played to sold-out houses and the run was extended twice. Hadestown had reviews saying, “Hadestown will be your next musical theater obsession” by Vogue and “Inventive. Beguiling. Luminous. Spellbinding.” by The New York Times. Warner Music Group in collaboration with Ghostlight Records released the original live cast album on October 6, 2017. Hadestown had its Canadian debut at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre in November 2017. Hadestown hopped the pond to London's National Theatre in November 2018. In late 2018, Hadestown announced it’s return to New York, but this time on Broadway. Hadestown started previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22 and opened on Broadway on April 17, 2019. Hadestown won 8 Tony Awards in 2019 including Best Musical.