SIX begins performances on Broadway
The Broadway premiere of SIX is set for an official opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 12, 2020.
Get ready for the "historemix," Broadway! The musical phenomenon SIX begins previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on March 12.
SIX is written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss and co-directed by Ms. Moss and Jamie Armitage.
Synopsis: "Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse—remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power."
As previously reported, the Broadway cast of SIX includes 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). These six leading ladies originated the six infamous queens in the North American premiere of SIX in Chicago last year.
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss came up with the concept of SIX in early 2017 while they were students at Cambridge University. They were just 24 and 25 years old, respectively. SIX was first presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival later on in 2017 (as Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society's submission) as a one-month-run, but was picked up by producers in the UK and staged at the Norwich Playhouse (and remounted at the Edinburgh Fringe) in 2018. Following this, the show made its London debut at the Arts Theatre with a limited engagement and a UK tour throughout the fall of 2018, before returning to the Arts Theatre in January 2019 for an open-ended run, where it is currently playing to full houses. A second UK tour also launched in October 2019.
SIX's North American premiere was staged in May of last year at Chicago's Shakespeare Theater with the record-breaking run coming to a close on August 4. The production has also played limited engagements at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, AB, Canada, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, MN, prior to the Broadway premiere.
The London production earned a total of five Olivier Award nominations in 2019, including 'Best New Musical' and it currently boasts the second-highest streaming cast recording in the world (with an average of approx. 300,000 streams per day).
The creative team behind SIX features choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, orchestrations by Tom Curran, music supervision & vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton, set design by Emma Bailey, costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Tim Deiling, and sound design by Paul Gatehouse.
SIX is produced on Broadway by Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum.
SIX Tickets are available now for performances through September 13, 2020.
(Photos by Liz Lauren)
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