The Summer I Turned Pretty Star Lola Tung to Make Broadway Debut in Hadestown
The Tony-winning musical continues at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Lola Tung, best known for playing Isabel “Belly” Conklin in the streaming series The Summer I Turned Pretty, will make her Broadway debut in the Tony-winning Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre next month.
Tung will step into the role of Eurydice beginning February 9, continuing through March 17; she will succeed Solea Pfeiffer, who will play her final performance February 4.
Tung will star alongside the previously reported Grammy winner Ani DiFranco, who also joins the production as Persephone February 9.
“I saw Hadestown in
February of 2020 and immediately fell in love with the show,” says Tung in a statement. “I’d had dreams of being on Broadway since I performed in my
middle school musicals, and after seeing Hadestown I instantly
added it to the little list of dream shows in my mind. The storytelling
is beautiful and unique, the music is unbelievably special, and the show
is just so moving. I am very grateful to be joining this incredible
company. What a dream and an honor it is to be making my Broadway debut
in this show!”
The Broadway company currently features Tony winner Lillias White as
Hermes, Jordan Fisher as Orpheus, Pfeiffer as Eurydice, Betty Who as Persephone, and Phillip
Boykin as Hades. They are joined by Lindsey Hailes, Belén Moyano, and
Brit West as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Emily Afton,
Malcolm Armwood, Chibueze Ihumoa, Alex Puette, and Grace Yoo. The cast
also includes swings Sojourner Brown, Brandon Cameron, Tara Jackson, Max
Kumangai, Alex Lugo, and Tanner Ray Wilson.
Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s folk- and jazz-infused musical
layers the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with that of Hades and
Persephone, intertwining the actions—and consequences—of gods and
mortals. Hadestown originally began as a theatrical concert performed by Mitchell.
The creative team features Tony-winning set designer Rachel Hauck,
Tony-nominated costume designer Michael Krass, Tony-winning lighting
designer Bradley King, Tony-winning sound designers Nevin Steinberg and
Jessica Paz, choreographer David Neumann, and dramaturg Ken Cerniglia.
Musical supervision and vocal arrangements are by Liam Robinson, with
arrangements and orchestrations by Tony winners Michael Chorney and Todd
The show, featuring a book and score by Mitchell, won eight 2019 Tony Awards: Best Director of a Musical (Rachel Chavkin), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (André De Shields), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Bradley King), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Rachel Hauck), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg), Best Orchestrations (Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose), Best Original Score (Mitchell), and Best Musical.