‘Hadestown’ Triumphs at 2019 Tony Awards

hadestownThe show won eight prizes, including best musical. And Ali Stroker became the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony, for her role in “Oklahoma!”

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André De Shields performing a number from “Hadestown,” the night’s big winner. (Sara Krulwich/The New York Times)

“Hadestown,” dreamed up by a Vermont singer-songwriter who as a child became fascinated by the doomed love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, is at once tragic and hopeful, suggesting that the very act of storytelling can be a salve for sadness.

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