SIX The Musical Announces Twin Cities Cast
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today the six actors who will play the queens in the Ordway pre-Broadway run of the global hit new musical SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Performances begin on November 29 and run through December 22. Tickets on sale now and more information available at Ordway.org.
The cast, who created their roles in the North American premiere of SIX in Chicago earlier this year, features 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.
Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX 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 female cast is backed by an all-female band, the "Ladies in Waiting." Songs from the studio album are streamed on average 400,000 times per day, making it the second highest streaming cast recording in the world.
SIX is co-directed by Lucy 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.
The original concept was devised by 24-year-old Toby Marlow and 25-year-old Lucy Moss who started writing SIX when they were students at Cambridge University in early 2017. It was first presented as the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society's submission to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe later that year, playing a one-month run and featuring student actors. SIX went on to get picked up by UK Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, and George Stiles, and a new production was mounted, with professional actors and a predominantly new creative team, at the Norwich Playhouse and then again at Edinburgh Festival in 2018. A limited engagement at the Arts Theatre in London garnered the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production and the show toured the UK in the autumn of 2018 before reopening at the Arts Theatre in January 2019, where it is now playing an open-ended West End run to sold out houses. SIX earned five Laurence Olivier Award nominations this year, including Best New Musical. A UK tour opens in October 2019 and will run concurrently with the London production.
Partnering with US Producer Kevin McCollum, the Ordway's production of SIX follows the North American premiere in May of this year at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, IL in a record-breaking run. SIX is currently playing a limited engagement at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA through September 29th, and prior to Broadway will also play the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, AB Canada (November 1-24) and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, MN (November 29 - December 22).