Tony nominee Amber Gray plays her final performance as Persephone in Hadestown February 19. Lana Gordon was previously announced as Gray's successor in the role and is set to begin performances February 22.
Gray has been involved with the Tony-winning musical since early development readings, going on to star as the Queen of the Underworld in New York Theatre Workshop's premiere production in 2016, as well as the pre-Broadway runs at Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Canada, in 2017 and London’s National Theatre in 2018.
Next up for Gray will be starring as Banquo in Broadway's upcoming production of Macbeth, alongside Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga. The production begins previews March 29 at the Longacre Theatre, with an opening night scheduled for April 28.
Hadestown features a book, music, and lyrics by Anaïs Mitchell. The Rachel Chavkin-directed production opened on Broadway April 17, 2019. It won eight Tony Awards that season, including Best Musical. Original Broadway stars Reeve
Carney, Tony Award winner André De Shields, two-time Tony nominee Eva
Noblezada, and Tony nominee Patrick Page are still with the production at the Walter Kerr Theatre.