Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum announced today that the electrifying West End musical phenomenon SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will open in New York at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 12, 2020. Performances will begin on February 13, 2020.
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.