Hadestown original cast member Jewelle Blackman steps into the role of Persephone April 5 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, succeeding Lana Gordon who played her final performance as Queen of the Underworld April 3.
Blackman has been part of the Tony Award-winning show since 2017 and originally played one of the Fates. She served as a Persephone understudy before stepping into the leading role full time. Other theatre credits include The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Caroline, or Change, and Dreamgirls.
The musical features a book and lyrics by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and currently stars Grammy winner Reeve Carney, Tony winner André De Shields, and Tony nominees Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page.
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