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If the wives of Henry VIII were also members of the Spice Girls.
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Production shot of SIX in New York, with Storm Lever as Anne Boleyn, Olivia Donalson as Anna of Cleves and Khaila Wilcoxon as Catherine of Aragon, Jasmine Forsberg as Jane Seymour, Gabriela Carrillo as Catherine Parr and Didi Romero as Katherine Howard.
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About SIX on Broadway

You know the rhyme you learned in school to remember the six wives of English king Henry VIII. “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.” But is that all? SIX on Broadway is a histo-remix for the ages, where the women reveal the truth behind their relationships and share their lives — not just their deaths — for themselves. Get SIX tickets in New York on TodayTix.

SIX may be Broadway’s coolest history lesson, but it’s not your average classroom lecture or PBS special. These Queens tell their stories with pop music inspired by today’s biggest artists, like Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, and Adele. They’re reimagined as members of a modern girl group — think Spice Girls concert meets the English royal court. Even before coming to Broadway and picking up dozens of awards nominations and wins, including two Tony Awards, this show won awards and fans all around the world, and countless audiences have rocked out to the catchy music and celebrated historical girl power at SIX.

In the SIX musical, we’re taken back to the 15th century, when nearly all women are subject to an inevitable quest for a male heir. That quest led the six Queens to marry Henry VIII, with varying degrees of excitement about it, and they retell their marriage stories through song. Pitting themselves against one another, each wife takes to the mic to see who had it worst, and the winner gets to lead their girl group. But they realize that constant arguing and pettiness isn’t needed — women supporting women are stronger than any king. Summing up centuries of history into 80 minutes of theatre, the SIX queens fix each other's crowns while changing your view on Tudor history.

A review of the show on New York Theatre Guide reads, “You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll dance. It’s everything a theatre experience should be and more.” So get ready to experience this one of a kind, no category musical — there’s no way you can miss SIX on Broadway in New York.

Run time

1hr 20min. No intermission.

Start date

February 13th, 2020

Age

Ages 10+. Children under 4 are not permitted.

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4K+ Reviews

The4thWall

The4thWall

1032 Reviews | 952 Followers
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Entertaining, Clever, Fun, Great music, Great singing

See it if Exceptional voices! Really! Great, fun music! Smart, insightful story & lyrics . Every song is a delightful hit.

Don’t see it if You don't like pop concerts even when widening one's historical horizons.

Scott 7281

Scott 7281

227 Reviews | 76 Followers
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Refreshing, Pop concert vibe, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a fun night. Six supremely talented singers portray Henry VIII’s wives. They banter wittily in between fantastic songs.

Don’t see it if You want a traditional musical. The threadbare “plot” is a contest to determine which wife had it worst. If you dislike pop, steer clear.

Tatyana G

Tatyana G

292 Reviews | 88 Followers
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Great music, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Pleasure for eyes and ears,good costumes,quality music which is not covering vocal,funny conversations between songs,cheerleading energy

Don’t see it if It's a concert style show, not too much stuff on stage. A little too often"Hey, NY" from singers. History purist without sense of humor.

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

770 Reviews | 424 Followers
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Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if Spectacular musical with 6 extremely talented queens with Velvet voices & royal show stopping dancing. Kudos to director & choreographer.

Don’t see it if If you prefer a drama then skip this one.

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SIX on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
Director: Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage
Producer: Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum
Cast list: Khaila Wilcoxon (as Catherine of Aragon), Storm Lever (as Anne Boleyn), Jasmine Forsberg (as Jane Seymour), Olivia Donalson (as Anna of Cleves), Didi Romero (as Katherine Howard), Gabriela Carrillo (as Catherine Parr)
Design: Emma Bailey
Lighting: Tim Deiling
Costume: Gabriella Slade
Choreography: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Sound: Paul Gatehouse
Other info: Orchestrations by Tom Curran, music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton

Venue

256 West 47th Street (between 8th Avenue and Broadway), New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

5 wheelchair spaces

More information about SIX on Broadway

King Henry VIII was a Tudor monarch, ruling over England for nearly 40 years. During his time on the throne, he broke away from the Catholic Church and, even more famously, had six wives. While history lessons have taught us all about Henry VIII, they often spend little time on the wives, focusing mostly on how they died or else got rejected.

SIX on Broadway includes plenty of tongue-in-cheek jokes about their deaths and divorces, but it also includes firsthand accounts from the women themselves about what their lives, personalities, and talents are independent of Henry. You won’t get that in the history books — only on the Broadway stage. With a women-only cast (the Queens) and band (the Ladies in Waiting), SIX on Broadway puts female power and girlbosses on the map.

The show came out of humble beginnings in England, when creators Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss wrote it during their last year at Cambridge University. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, SIX caught the attention of producers, and it went on to tour the U.K. and get a five-time Olivier Award-nominated run in London’s West End. The show went on to play Australia and tour the U.S., and SIX continues to reign on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

In 2022, SIX on Broadway got eight Tony nominations, including Best Musical. The show won for Best Original Score and Best Costume Design, for Gabriella Slade’s Tudor-chic-meets-glitzy-popstar designs.

What to watch for

  • Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss weren’t the only people from the SIX team that first joined forces at the University of Cambridge. They met the musical director and lighting designer there, too.
  • SIX is such a short musical because it was written for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which has a time limit for productions. When SIX premiered there in 2018, 10,000 people saw the show in one month.
  • There’s a longstanding myth that Henry VIII wrote the English folk song “Greensleeves” for Anne Boleyn. It’s likely false, but the song is referenced in some of Anne’s SIX lyrics, and you’ll hear its melody played on the harpsichord when you walk into the theatre.
  • The Queens wear different accessories depending on their fate. The divorced women both wear spiked headbands, and the beheaded ones wear chokers.
  • Each wife leads her own musical number, but they come together for a techno rave group number, “Haus of Holbein.” See the queens dance in their neon ruff collars and glasses and get ready to “Get Down” with Anna of Cleves right afterward.
  • Since the London SIX cast recording was released on Spotify in 2019, the songs have been streamed worldwide over 100 million times. In 2022, a recording of the show’s opening night performance on Broadway was released as a live album, further dominating SIX’s reign over music streaming. Have you listened to the SIX albums?

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Frequently asked questions

What is SIX on Broadway about?

This Tony Award-winning pop musical gives 16th-century drama a 21st-century feminist twist. The six wives of Henry VIII become a fierce girl group who take back their crowns and rewrite their histories in the style of a rousing arena concert.

Which theatre is SIX on Broadway at?

SIX on Broadway is at New York's Lena Horne Theatre.

What is the running time of SIX on Broadway?

SIX on Broadway runs for 1hr 20min. No intermission.

What is the age recommendation for SIX on Broadway?

Ages 10+. Children under 4 are not permitted.

How do you get tickets for SIX on Broadway?

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How much are tickets for SIX on Broadway?

SIX on Broadway tickets start at $59.

Who wrote Six?

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss co-wrote Six while in their final year at Cambridge University. They received the 2022 Tony Award for Best Original Score and were also nominated for Best Book of a Musical.

What songs are in Six?

The songs in Six include "Don't Lose Ur Head," "Heart of Stone," "All You Wanna Do," "I Don't Need Your Love," and the title track. There are nine total songs in the show: six solos, one for each Queen, and three group numbers.

Is Six appropriate for kids?

Six is recommended for ages 10 and up due to some strong language and innuendos.

Who are the six wives of Henry VIII?

The six wives of Henry VIII are Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr.

Where did the Six musical start?

Six began as a small production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. After a successful run there, the show played in London's West End and across the U.K. before coming to the U.S.

Who directed Six?

Lucy Moss, who co-wrote the musical, co-directs Six with Jamie Armitage. Moss was 26 when the show premiered on Broadway, making her the youngest female director in Broadway history.

Is Six good?

Six was a worldwide phenomenon before the show even played a single Broadway performance. The score, performances, costumes, and humor have all received praise, and the show puts a fresh, feminist spin on history in a fun, pop-tastic way.

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