Six debuts emotional "Broadway Is Unbreakable" TV commercial
The show will be returning on both sides of the Atlantic as soon as restrictions permit
The Broadway production of Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss was scheduled to open on March 12, 2020 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Right before curtain time, the plug was pulled with the announcement that Broadway was shutting down. Exactly a year later, the production has commemorated the sad occasion with an emotional — and hopeful — new television commercial with an inspiring message: Broadway Is Unbreakable, and when New York is ready to reopen, Six will be there with crowns on. Watch below:
On Broadway, Six stars Adrianna Hicks as Catherine of Aragon, Andrea Macasaet as Anne Boleyn, Abby Mueller as Jane Seymour, Brittney Mack as Anna of Cleves, Samantha Pauly as Katherine Howard, and Anna Uzele as Catherine Parr. The sextet created their roles in the North American premiere of Six at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2019 and subsequently toured the show around North America.
The musical is written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, and invites the six wives of Henry VIII to reclaim their identities as they transform from Tudor Queens into Pop Princesses. The musical originated as a student production by the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society, which played a one-month run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. After subsequent runs in London and Edinburgh, it played a limited run at the Arts Theatre before touring the UK and reopening on the West End.
The show is set to return to the West End in May 2021, with casting to be revealed.
The musical is co-directed by 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.