New York, NY (August 1, 2016)—New York City may be known as the pinnacle of American Theater, but that means the competition here between productions is fierce. Shows can come and go within weeks, sometimes days—which made the recent success of the New York Theatre Workshop’s Hadestown all the more noteworthy. Its twice-extended run finally closed last night, bringing the critically acclaimed folk opera—set in the round with minimal props, lighting and set design—to an end. Throughout its run, the show made use of Ear Trumpet Labs’ vintage-inspired microphones for the cast.
ETL models, Evelyn and Edwina were selected for the musical due to their superior sound quality and stunning visual presence. On choosing the microphones, the show’s writer—singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell—noted, “We fell in love with the Evelyn and Edwina microphones for Hadestown because in addition to sounding beautiful, they look beautiful onstage. The two-headed Evelyn has been so perfect for duet scenes; it’s one of the most important set pieces in the show!”
Sound designer Rob Kaplowitz added, “When our props designer Noah Mease found ETL’s Evelyn, we all got very excited. I wrote notes to all my sound-geek forums, and heard universal praise for the sound quality of ETL mics, so we jumped in with both feet. As soon as I heard the Evelyn, I knew that for myself.”
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