Speculation about if and when the musical SIX would be coming to Broadway can finally come to an end. The musical, which has proven an enormous hit in London’s West End, as well as in a production at Chicago’s Shakespeare Theatre, will finally make its way to Broadway. Beginning previews on February 13, 2020, the musical will officially open the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 12, 2020. SIX is written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, with Moss and Jamie Armitage serving as co-directors. Ticketing and casting details will be announced at a later date.
Marlow and Moss shared their enthusiasm for SIX finding its way to Broadway, “We are UNBELIEVABLY excited about SIX coming to Broadway, like actually what is going on! We are so grateful that we get to share our show with an even wider audience, especially somewhere as iconic as the home of musical theatre – BROADWAY BABY!! The whole team across the pond are ridiculously amazing, and we can’t wait to share the show with you – NYC, thanks for having us!!!”
“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX 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. The female cast, soon to be announced, are backed by an all-female band, the “Ladies in Waiting.” Songs from the studio album are streamed on average 300,000 per day making it the second highest streaming cast recording in the world.”
SIX will also feature choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille and a design team composed of Emma Bailey (Set Design), Gabriella Slade (Costume Design), Paul Gatehouse (Sound Design) and Tim Deiling (Lighting Design). The score features orchestrations by Tom Curran with music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His forthcoming book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, will hit the shelves in October, 2019. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.