Stephanie Mills Returns to Broadway


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Grammy Winner Stephanie Mills Takes on the Role of “Hermes” in the Acclaimed Musical

ENSPIRE Contributor: Fayozbek Ochilov

The Broadway community is abuzz with the exciting news that Grammy Award winner Stephanie Mills is set to return to the stage, joining the cast of the Tony® and Grammy Award-winning musical “Hadestown.” Mills, renowned for her Grammy-winning music and her iconic role as ‘Dorothy’ in the original production of “The Wiz,” will step into the role of ‘Hermes’ starting Tuesday, July 2, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Reflecting on her return to Broadway, Mills shared, “After nearly 50 years in the entertainment business, which is all I’ve ever known, every fiber of my professional being I owe to the discipline of my Broadway training as a child at the beginning of my career. The joy of life’s full circle moment for me is returning to my roots—only this time as Hermes in Hadestown. Power!”

Besides Mills’ debut, “Hadestown” has announced the release of a new block of tickets for performances through Sunday, April 27, 2025. Fans can secure their seats by visiting SeatGeek or the Walter Kerr Theatre box office. The current stellar cast of “Hadestown” includes Ani DiFranco as Persephone, Jordan Fisher as Orpheus, Jon Jon Briones as Hermes, Phillip Boykin as Hades, and Isa Briones as Eurydice, with several cast changes scheduled for early July.

“Hadestown” began as an indie theater project by Anaïs Mitchell, which toured Vermont before evolving into an acclaimed album. With Rachel Chavkin’s creative partnership, the musical has been transformed into a genre-defying production that blends modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz, reimagining a sweeping ancient tale. The story follows the intertwining love stories of young dreamers Orpheus, Eurydice, King Hades, and his wife Persephone, bringing a deeply resonant and hopeful theatrical experience.

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