Behind the Curtain of Hadestown: An Exclusive Interview with John Krause and Amaya Braganza

The captivating world of Hadestown has been stealing the hearts of theatre-goers with its enthralling fusion of myth and melody. In a special behind-the-scenes glimpse, we had the pleasure of sitting down with two of its illustrious cast members, John Krause, who brings to life the character of Orpheus, and Amaya Braganza, who portrays Eurydice. They discussed not only the magic that goes into creating this Tony Award-winning spectacle night after night but also shared snippets of their lives when the stage lights dim, and the curtains close.


**John is joining the national tour for 6 cities ONLY and Philadelphia is lucky to be one of them!

John Krause most recently was seen in Hadestown on Broadway. He recently toured nationally with Wicked as a member of the ensemble and understudy for the role of Fiyero. Other professional credits include Davy in Newsies (Sacramento Music Circus), understudying Roy and others in Fun Home (Broadway), Drew in Rock of Ages (NCL and Las Vegas), and ensemble member and understudy for Johnny, Will, and Tunny in Green Day's American Idiot: The Musical (International Tour).


Amaya Braganza is ecstatic to join the Hadestown tour family. Broadway: the 2012 revival of Annie (July), and the 2015 revival of The King And I (Royal Child). Off-Broadway: How To Defend Yourself (Nikki, NYTW). National Tour: The King And I. Regional: Spring Awakening (Martha, Northern Stage). TV: “Succession”.  She also makes music with her sisters “The Braganza Sisters” found on all streaming platforms, @thebraganzasisters. Currently fulfilling a BSW in Social Work at Fordham University. Proud Filipino-American. Thank you to Whitley Theatrical, Carson Kolker Organization, Sabina Kalfa. Love to family, especially mom, dad, Anika, and Adriana. (She/They) @amaya_braganza 


Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online at ensembleartsphilly.org. In-person ticket sales can be conducted daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Academy of Music Box Office, located at 240 S. Broad Street. See ensembleartsphilly.org for more information. 

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