Six is set for a return on Broadway! Concord Theatricals has obtained stock and amateur drama license rights for Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ Six. As works currently performed in the West End of London and Broadway will resume performances around the world in the next few months. The release schedule of the property has not yet been determined.
“In their residence, Toby and Lucy created one of the most important contributions to the new British musical recently,” said Steven Greenhalgh. He is vice president of acquisitions and artistic development at Concord. “Concord Theatricals proudly look forward to using killer pop music in the stock and amateur fields. May they rule forever!”
Six modernized the narrative of Henry VIII’s six wives, transforming them from Tudor queens into pop icons who gathered together for concerts and ultimately told their stories from their own perspectives. The show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017.
After touring in the UK, the musical was released in the West End of London in 2018. It has since moved to Australia, Chicago, and Norwegian Cruise. The Broadway premiere was scheduled to open on the day when all Broadway shows were closed. But was canceled due to the spread of COVID-19,. The Broadway show will resume on September 17th before the opening night on October 3rd. The original production of Six was co-directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage. It was led by a creative team including choreographer Kelly Ann Ingruye, and music supervisor Joe Bayton. The current plans for Six to return on Broadway are for September 17.
Henry VIII and his Six wives
The Six queens introduced their performance at a popular concert. They told the audience that the position of the lead singer of the band would be a prize for the person who they thought had the worst experience at the hands of their co-husband Henry VIII. Catherine of Aragon tells how Henry wanted to cancel their marriage and place her in the monastery when Henry began to long for Anne Boleyn. This made her very angry (“impossible”). In turn, Annie laughed at Catherine, saying that Henry wanted her. But then complained about Henry’s infidelity, which caused Annie to flirt with other men, make him jealous, and be beheaded.
Jane Seymour announced that it was her turn to compete, but was ridiculed for having a relaxing time with Henry. However, although admitting that she may be the only person Henry really loved, Jane claimed that his love was conditional. She gave birth to a male heir, and although she knew he had many shortcomings, she still supported him.