Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived—no matter their fates, all six of Henry VIII’s wives will light up the Main Stem. Six, the new musical from Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, will open on Broadway March 12, 2020. Performances will begin February 13 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (currently home to Waitress).
The concert-esque musical, which gives the six ill-fated wives to the opportunity to tell their stories through a high-energy pop score, began in the U.K. at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 before heading to London, going on to earn five Olivier Award nominations including Best New Musical. It made its North American premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in May. Once it ends its Chicago engagement August 4, the company will reprise their performances at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Boston-area run will feature Adrianna Hicks as Catherine of Aragon, Abby Mueller as Jane Seymour, Andrea Macasaet as Anne Boleyn, Brittney Mack as Anna of Cleves, Courtney Mack as Katherine Howard, and Anna Uzele as Catherine Parr—all reprising their performances from Chicago.
Between Cambridge and Broadway, the show will also play Alberta's Citadel Theatre and the Ordway in St. Paul, Minnesota. Casting for these engagements and the New York bow will be confirmed later.
The staging, directed by Moss and Jaime Armitage, features choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, sets by Emma Bailey, costumes by Gabrielle Slade, lighting by Tim Deiling, and sound design by Paul Gatehouse. Orchestrations are by Tom Curran, with music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton.
The producing team consists of Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum.