In a world where Queendom can be a noun, a verb, an adjective, and a mood- the six wives of Henry VIII are everything. “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” -this is the chant of the Queendom. SIX is a show that uses popular music to connect the audience to history and draws you into the theater in a way that gets people who otherwise are not into musicals to love the experience. And now the SIX national tour is coming to a theatre near you!
What is the musical SIX about?
From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!
Featuring an all-woman cast and all-woman band, SIX has won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
The SIX national tour casts are on their way to bring the Queendom to a city near you!
Check out this clip of the West End cast of SIX performing at the Tony Awards:
What are some fun facts about SIX?
Where was SIX first performed?
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 featured a new student produced show from Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss of Cambridge University that was influenced by Antonia Fraser’s The Six Wives of Henry VIII, “Six Wives” a documentary series by Lucy Worsley, and a 2011 Beyoncé concert and story-telling performance, Live at Roseland: Elements of 4.
Who was the mother of the future queen Elizabeth I?
Elizabeth I was the last Tudor monarch. She was born at Greenwich on September 7, 1533. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Her mother was executed by her father when she was 2 years and 10 months old.
What happened on opening night of SIX on Broadway?
Opening night of SIX on Broadway should have been the celebratory night but unfortunately the show was set to open the day the day Broadway closed for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stage productions of SIX feature an extra song not heard on the cast album. What song is that?
Megasix is the final song and serves as a mashup of the various Queen songs from throughout the show.
Where can you see the SIX National Tour?
Currently the show SIX is performing 8 shows a week on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W. 47th Street NY, NY) Click here for ticket information!
The SIX national touring companies will be showing up and showing out in a city near you:
October 4 – 9, 2022
TEMPE, AZ @ ASU Gammage
October 4 – 9, 2022
TUCSON, AZ @ Centennial Hall
October 11 – 16, 2022
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts
October 11 – 23, 2022
MIAMI, FL @ Adrienne Arsht Center
October 25 – 30, 2022
ST. PAUL, MN @ The Ordway
October 25 – November 6, 2022
TAMPA, FL @ Straz Center for the Performing Arts
November 1 – 6, 2022
HOUSTON, TX @ The Hobby Center
November 8 – 20, 2022
BOSTON, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre
November 9 – December 31, 2022
TULSA, OK @ Tulsa Performing Arts Center
November 22 – 27, 2022
NEW ORLEANS, LA @ Saenger Theatre
November 29 – December 4, 2022
DALLAS, TX @ Winspear Opera House
December 6 – 25, 2022
OMAHA, NE @ OPA Orpheum Theatre
January 3 – 8, 2023
GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ Devos Hall
January 10 – 15, 2023
APPLETON, WI @ Fox Cities PAC
January 17 – 22, 2023
HARTFORD, CT @ The Bushnell
January 17 – 22, 2023
ST. LOUIS, MO @ The Fox Theatre
January 24 – February 5, 2023
COLUMBUS, OH @ Ohio Theatre
January 24 – 29, 2023
DES MOINES, IA @ Des Moines Civic Center
February 7 – 19, 2023
NASHVILLE, TN @ Tennessee Performing Arts Center
February 21 – 26, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ The Orpheum
February 21 – March 19, 2023
KANSAS CITY, MO @ Music Hall
February 28 – March 5, 2023
MILWAUKEE, WI @ Marcus Performing Arts Center
March 7 – 12, 2023
PITTSBURGH, PA @ Benedum Center
March 14 – 19, 2023
PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Academy Of Music
March 21 – April 9, 2023
PROVIDENCE, RI @ PPAC
April 11 – 23, 2023
LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Pantages
May 9 – June 10, 2023
BUFFALO, NY @ Shea’s Buffalo
April 25 – May 7, 2023
BALTIMORE, MD @ The Hippodrome Theatre
May 9 – 14, 2023
ROCHESTER, NY @ RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre
May 16 – 21, 2023
HERSHEY, PA @ Hershey Theatre
June 13-18, 2023
COSTA MESA, CA @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts
June 13 – 25, 2023
DURHAM, NC @ DPAC
June 20 – July 2, 2023
SAN DIEGO, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre
June 27 – July 9, 2023
CHARLOTTE, NC @ Blumenthal Performing Arts, Belk Theatre
July 4 – 16, 2023
GREENVILLE, SC @ The Peace Center
July 18 – 30, 2023
MADISON, WI @ Overture Center
August 1 – 6, 2023
CLEVELAND, OH @ KeyBank State Theatre
August 8 – 27, 2023
For productions outside of the U.S., click here.