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Jon Jon Briones and daughter Isa Briones will join Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’

The pair will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical in March.

(L-R) Jon Jon Briones and Isa Briones (Credit: Courtesy of DKC/O&M)

“Hadestown” has announced two incoming principal actors. Jon Jon Briones and his daughter Isa Briones will take over the roles of Hermes and Eurydice, respectively, on March 19. Jon Jon Briones will succeed Tony Award winner Lillias White and Isa Briones will replace Lola Tung, both of whom will play their final performance on March 17.

Jon Jon Briones made his Broadway debut as the Engineer in the 2017 revival of “Miss Saigon,” a role he played in a 2014 West End production, earning an Olivier Award nomination. He previously appeared in the ensemble of the original 1989 London production of the musical. His television credits include playing Maurice in a live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” and Dr. Richard Hanover in “Ratched.” He also appeared in two episodes of “Star Trek: Picard,” on which his daughter is a series regular.

In addition to “Star Trek: Picard,” Isa Briones played Margot Stokes in the Disney+/Hulu series “Goosebumps.” On tour, she appeared in the dual roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in “Hamilton.” “Hadestown” will mark her Broadway debut.

The Briones father-daughter duo is one of many parent-child pairings who have appeared in the same Broadway show together. In 2013, Laurie Metcalf co-starred with her daughter Zoe Perry in “The Other Place.” Debbie Reynolds played the titular character in the 1973 revival of “Irene” with daughter Carrie Fisher in the ensemble. A few years earlier, Ruth Kamińska played daughter to her real-life mother Ida Kamińska in the 1967 revival of “Mother Courage and Her Children.”

In addition to White and Tung, the current cast of “Hadestown” includes Jordan Fisher as Orpheus, Ani DiFranco as Persephone and Phillip Boykin as Hades. Rounding out the company are Belén Moyano, Kay Trinidad and Brit West as the Fates, with Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Chibueze Ihuoma, Alex Puette and Grace Yoo as the chorus of workers.

A retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, “Hadestown” features a Tony-nominated book and a Tony-winning New Orleans-style score by Anaïs Mitchell. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, “Hadestown” opened on April 17, 2019. The musical was nominated for 14 Tonys, winning eight, including Best Musical as well as a nod for Chavkin.

“Hadestown” is produced by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy.