SIX, the acclaimed musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss have announced the show will open on Broadway after some regional US seasons.
The announcement comes exactly two years to the day SIX was first performed as a student production in a 100-seat room at Sweet Venue at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Broadway transfer to the 1,000-seat Brooks Atkinson Theatre (home since April, 2016 to Waitress) is the continuation of a remarkable journey with SIX currently playing to sold out houses in London and Chicago, nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, performed on the results show of Britain’s Got Talent and in front of thousands at West End Live. Songs from the SIX studio album are streamed on average 300,000 per day making it the second highest streaming musical theatre recording in the world.
Writers of SIX Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss said, “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!!!”
The producers added: “From its student beginnings at the Edinburgh Festival, via the West End we’re absolutely thrilled to bring SIX to Broadway. Toby and Lucy have created an empowering musical about six of the most misrepresented women in history that couldn’t be more timely. We can’t wait for New York audiences to see the production at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.”
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.
The New York cast will be announced soon.
SIX is co-directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, featuring choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. The design team includes 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.
SIX is produced by Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum. Performances will begin on 13 February 2020 with tickets going on sale soon.
Partnering with US Producer Kevin McCollum, SIX made its North American premiere in May of this year at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, IL in a record-breaking run ending this Sunday, August 4. Prior to Broadway, the show will play limited engagements at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA (August 21 – September 7), the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, AB Canada (November 2-24) and the Ordway Theatre in Saint Paul, MN (November 29 – December 22).