QuaranTune #20: "Ex-Wives / SIX" from SIX
A show tune a day keeps the quarantine blues at bay...
When it comes to dedicated, passionate and international fan bases, nobody can top the musical phenomenon that is SIX. Not since the mighty Hamilton has there been such a wildfire outpouring of support that has burst through the musical theater bubble.
In recognition of this, the producers of SIX have now released a new music video of a very special collaboration. The Broadway cast (led by Adrianna Hicks as Catherine of Aragon, Andrea Macasaet as Anne Boleyn, Abby Mueller as Jane Seymour, Brittney Mack as Anna of Cleves, Samantha Pauly as Katherine Howard, and Anna Uzele as Catherine Parr) have joined the West End, UK Tour and Australian casts, alongside 3000 hardcore fans to perform a special mash-up of the opening and closing numbers of the hit show: "Ex-Wives" and "SIX." Compiled virtually with performers and fans all recording themselves individually from home, the "queendom" is apart, but not alone during the current crisis.
The show tunes of SIX were written by Olivier Award nominees Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow, with the latter also making entertaining cameos in the music video below. They made their Broadway debut with the Broadway premiere of SIX, which began previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on February 13, 2020. The production was scheduled to officially open on March 12: the exact day the current Broadway shutdown was enforced.
So, here's our #QuaranTune to chase away both the Monday blues and the quarantine blues...
And if "All You Wanna Do" is get another dose of the histo-remix, then "Don't Lose Ur Head"! Here's the original West End cast performing at the 2019 Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall...
Heard all about these rockin' chicks, loved every song and each remix. So I went out and found them, and we laid down an album. Now I don't need your love. All I need is SIX!
(Catherine Parr, SIX)
SIX Tickets are available now.
(Header photo by Joan Marcus)