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Lola Tung to make Broadway debut in ‘Hadestown’

The “Summer I Turned Pretty” star will step into the Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

Lola Tung (Credit: Andy Henderson)

Lola Tung is headed to Broadway. The screen star will take over the role of Eurydice in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Hadestown.” Tung will begin performances on Feb. 9 and continue for a limited engagement through March 17. She will replace Solea Pfeiffer, whose final performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre will be on Feb. 4.
Tung is best known for her turn as Belly in the Amazon Prime series “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” A native of New York, Tung is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She spent a year studying at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama Acting and Music Theater.

“I saw ‘Hadestown’ in February of 2020 and immediately fell in love with the show,” Tung said 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!”

Tung will join “Hadestown” alongside the previously announced Grammy Award winner Ani DiFranco, who will take over the role of Persephone on Feb. 9 for a run through June 30. DiFranco will replace current star Betty Who, who will play her final performance on Feb. 4.

The current principal company of “Hadestown” also includes Jordan Fisher as Orpheus, Tony winner Lillias White as Hermes and Tony nominee Phillip Boykin as Hades. Rounding out the company are Lindsey Hailes, Belén Moyano and Brit West as the Fates, with an ensemble that features Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Chibueze Ihumoa, Alex Puette and Grace Yoo. Company swings are Sojourner Brown, Brandon Cameron, Tara Jackson, Max Kumangai, Alex Lugo and Tanner Ray Wilson.

With a Tony-nominated book and a Tony-winning score by Anaïs Mitchell, “Hadestown” reimagines the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The musical features Tony-winning direction by Rachel Chavkin, Tony-nominated choreography by David Neumann and musical direction by Liam Robinson.

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