Video: Lola Tung, Jordan Fisher, and Ani DiFranco Discuss Hadestown | Playbill

Video Video: Lola Tung, Jordan Fisher, and Ani DiFranco Discuss Hadestown

The show's newest cast members on how they're challenging themselves with the hit Broadway musical.

Lola Tung graduated from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts then immediately became a sensation for the Prime Video show, The Summer I Turned Pretty. Now she's gone straight from that to playing Eurydice in Hadestown. "It's been kind of nonstop and the coolest ride ever. I couldn't be more grateful," the young actor told Playbill's Jeffrey Vizcaíno. 

Tung is currently playing the heroine of the musical until March 17, and she, as well as fellow new cast members Jordan Fisher and Ani DiFranco sat down with Playbill to discuss their love for the Tony Award-winning musical. See their thoughts in the video above, including how DiFranco (who plays Persephone) has been involved with the musical since 2009 when composer Anaïs Mitchell asked her to be on the concept album. Neither Fisher or DiFranco have revealed when their last day with the show will be.

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s folk- and jazz-infused musical layers the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with that of Hades and Persephone, intertwining the actions—and consequences—of gods and mortals. Hadestown originally began as a theatrical concert performed by Mitchell.

The Hadestown cast also currently features Tony winner Lillias White as Hermes, and Phillip Boykin as Hades. They are joined by Belén Moyano, Kay Trinidad, and Brit West as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Chibueze Ihumoa, Alex Puette, and Grace Yoo.

The company also includes swings Sojourner Brown, Brandon Cameron, Tara Jackson, Max Kumangai, Alex Lugo, Davis Wayne, and Tanner Ray Wilson.

The creative team features Tony-winning set designer Rachel Hauck, Tony-nominated costume designer Michael Krass, Tony-winning lighting designer Bradley King, Tony-winning sound designers Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreographer David Neumann, and dramaturg Ken Cerniglia. Musical supervision and vocal arrangements are by Liam Robinson, with arrangements and orchestrations by Tony winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose.

The show, featuring a book and score by Mitchell, won eight 2019 Tony Awards: Best Director of a Musical (Rachel Chavkin), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (André De Shields), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Bradley King), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Rachel Hauck), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg), Best Orchestrations (Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose), Best Original Score (Mitchell), and Best Musical.

Photos: Lola Tung, Jordan Fisher, and Ani DiFranco Meet the Press for Hadestown

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