The musical Six, by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, is a modern retelling of the story of Henry VIII’s six wives. This musical comedy is presented as a pop concert, so it’s sure to delight audience members of all ages. The cast of six features a host of talented young actors and singers. It features a plot that spans the centuries and involves six different wives.
The first show to hit Broadway in two years, “Anne in Six,” imagines Tudor queens as contemporary pop stars competing for the audience’s approval. It has wordplay about sex, schism, and even dance moves reminiscent of Ariana Grande. Six The Musical is the work of Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow, two young people who met at Cambridge University. The pair conceived the musical when they thought it would make them more popular and draw more audiences.
The West End premiere of the musical generated significant buzz in London. The show returned to the West End, where it continues playing to sold-out crowds. It also made a successful stateside debut in Chicago earlier this year and will be coming to two more U.S. cities this fall. The show won the 2022 Outstanding New Musical Award. The show will also tour Australia and the United Kingdom.
The musical “Catherine in Six” was first performed at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. The musical features Liz Lauren as Catherine, one of Henry VIII’s six wives. Written as a verse play, the musical features six wives in costume, including Catherine. The production, set in England’s 16th century, has received rave reviews. The production’s creators met while studying at Cambridge University. The play features an ensemble cast of students who are all passionate about the subject. The actors worked together to create the show and even advertised the show on the Edinburgh streets.
The show has a digital age feel, with a devoted fan base on Twitter and Facebook and almost a million Spotify listeners. The playwright Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow were in their early twenties when they wrote the show, and the cast remains enthusiastic about the show’s debut on Broadway. The show is a success on both stages of the Atlantic.
Anne of Aragon
Set in a time when women were considered less powerful and more virtuous than men, the musical follows the six wives of Henry VIII and their rivalry for approval. The 80-minute show includes wordplay about sex, schism, and even dance moves influenced by pop sensation Ariana Grande. Toby Marlow, a 25-year-old composer, and Lucy Moss, a playwright, have taken the historical period and have given it a contemporary twist. The show features costumes inspired by the era and costumes that feature everything from Harry Potter spectacles to neon-detailed Buffalo platform sneakers.
The production began its life on the university campus, where it was first performed. The first performances sold out quickly, and queues formed to get a seat. While it did not win any awards, it drew early praise. “A brazen, glittering, and unforgettable history lesson,” wrote Broadway Baby, while Musical Theater Review praised “a brilliant and moving show.”
Anne of Cleves
The six wives of Henry VIII are portrayed in the media as pawns, victims, and vessels of the king. They are well-known for how their marriages ended. During their time at Cambridge University, Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow conceived the concept of a musical that would reimagine their complicated histories through the eyes of modern-day divas.
“Six” is a musical based on the sextet of wives of Henry VIII. It has been compared to the “Britain’s Got Talent” and “American Idol” formats. Despite its high praise, the musical’s flaws are unimpressive. It lacks a sense of spontaneity that would make it a memorable Broadway production.
Anne of Burgundy
The six wives of Henry VIII have been often portrayed as victims, pawns, or vessels in the king’s court. Whether or not these women lived up to their names, they are all well known for the circumstances under which their marriages failed. But Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow saw an opportunity to reimagine the complicated history behind the six wives and empower them through the lives of today’s most famous divas.
Originally a play, “Anne of Burgundy in Six,” was developed as a musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, two former Divas Live! Producers. The two college students, now working as co-directors, drew inspiration from their professors’ and their own lives. They cast a group of students and marketed the show in the streets of Edinburgh.
Anne of Tarth
The original cast recording of Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss has over eleven million streams. The production is considered Britain’s answer to Hamilton. It will have its U.S. premiere at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on May 14, followed by a run at the American Repertory Theater in Boston in the fall. It is also slated for Broadway before the end of the year. Until then, it’s a rousing success.
The Six Musical is a satire of historical figures. It has some humorous moments and severe points about females, but it’s also an empowering boost to male-dominated history books. Despite its simplistic premise, Six is an uplifting, empowering musical sure to spark interest. While the production is not exactly a “much-needed” musical, it’s worth seeing if you love the history of Anne of Tarth.