T. Oliver Reid takes over as Hermes in Hadestown on June 14

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T. Oliver Reid reprising the role of Hermes in Hadesville June 14

The interpreter succeeds the winner of the Tony André De Shields.

T. Oliver Reid
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Original actor and understudy T. Oliver Reid reprises the role of Hermes in Broadway’s Hadesville at the Walter Kerr Theater on June 14, taking over from Tony winner André De Shields who played his final performance in the show on May 29.

Reid understudied the roles of Hermes, Hades, and the members of the Workers Chorus. In March, the performer continued as one of the Fates, a role normally played by female actors. Reid made his Broadway debut in Chicago. Prior to Hadesvillehe was last seen performing on stage in Once on this island. His 13 Broadway credits include Follies, Resolutely modern Millieand Mary Poppins. Along with Warren Adams, the performer founded the Black Theater Coalition, an organization created to dismantle systemically racist and biased ideology in theatre.

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In addition to Reid, the Broadway cast is led by Jewelle Blackman as Persephone, Grammy winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Tony nominee Tom Hewitt as Hades and the double Tony nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice. They are joined by Soara-Joye Ross, Jessie Shelton and Kay Trinidad as Fates. The Workers chorus is performed by Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Alex Puette, Trent Saunders and Grace Yoo. The cast includes swingers Sojourner Brown, Tara Jackson, Sayo Oni, Yael “YaYa” Reich and Davis Wayne.

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s folk- and jazz-infused musical, inspired by two intertwined myths of gods and mortals, began with a theatrical concert performed by Mitchell. The creative team includes Tony winner Rachel Hauck in set design; four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Krass for costume design; two-time Tony winner Bradley King in lighting design; sound design winners Tony Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz; David Neumann in choreography; Liam Robinson in musical supervision and vocal arrangements; Tony winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose in arrangements and orchestrations; and Ken Cerniglia in dramaturgy.

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