Both Chavkin and Fish make perfect best director winners. Chavkin has been directly involved with the development of “Hadestown.” She’s even credited as a co-developer. Her vision has helped guide the musical from Off-Broadway, to Canada, to London, as the show evolved from an immersive song cycle into a visceral experience under a Broadway proscenium. Her use of movement and style sweeps the audience into an intoxicating love story and drags them down to an industrial take on hell.
Fish took one of Rodger and Hammerstein’s beloved classics and ripped it apart. Gone are legit soprano voices and sweeping orchestrals. In their place are voices with twang and grit,