Anaïs Mitchell is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and playwright.
Listen in for an exciting performance and discussion with the cast of Broadway's ""Hadestown"", nominated for 14 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Panelists include: Anais Mitchell (Book, lyrics, music), Andre De Shields (Hermes), Reeve Carney (Orpheus), Eva Noblezada (Eurydice), Amber Gray (Persephone), and Patrick Page (Hades). HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go. More info via: https://www.hadestown.com/ Moderated by Jillian Hochman. Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/hadestown to watch the video.
[From February through March 22, 2020 (his last day hosting Think Again) Jason will be revisiting favorite past episodes. Jason's new show, starting May 12th, is Clever Creature with Jason Gots.]--Among other things, music can be medicine. Like a vaccine, it sometimes works by giving your body a little taste of the disease. Other times, of course, you just wanna dance, and James Brown might be just what you need. But the medicine songs I’m talking about are the ones that break your heart open no matter many times you hear them. And you want them to—because that’s what it feels like to be alive.Nobody knows this better than my guest today, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. Like the centuries of blues and folk songs that echo through it, transubstantiated by her voice and guitar into something almost too beautiful to bear, her music is powerful medicine.Anaïs wrote all the songs, lyrics and the book of the new (14x Tony-nominated!) Broadway musical, HADESTOWN, directed by Rachel Chavkin. It makes new again the ancient story of the singer-songwriter Orpheus and his lover Eurydice, who he follows all the way to hell, and leads most of the way back again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tony-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, creator of the folk opera “Hadestown,” joins us to discuss her upcoming performance on August 11, opening for David Crosby in Damrosch Park as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival.  This segment is guest-hosted by Shumita Basu. 
Among other things, music can be medicine. Like a vaccine, it sometimes works by giving your body a little taste of the disease. Other times, of course, you just wanna dance, and James Brown might be just what you need. But the medicine songs I’m talking about are the ones that break your heart open no matter many times you hear them. And you want them to—because that’s what it feels like to be alive.Nobody knows this better than my guest today, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. Like the centuries of blues and folk songs that echo through it, transubstantiated by her voice and guitar into something almost too beautiful to bear, her music is powerful medicine. Anaïs wrote all the songs, lyrics and the book of the new (14x Tony-nominated!) Broadway musical, HADESTOWN, directed by Rachel Chavkin. It makes new again the ancient story of the singer-songwriter Orpheus and his lover Eurydice, who he follows all the way to hell, and leads most of the way back again.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Mar 26th, 1981
Location
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
3 hours, 9 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 478052