Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide stock and amateur stage licensing rights to Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ “Six.” The musical is a slyly modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII, with a twist that their stories of death, divorce, beheading, and survival are presented as a pop concert. The female cast is backed by an all-female band, the “Ladies in Waiting.”
“We are so excited to have Concord licensing our show and enabling people all over the world to take the mic, use their voice, and claim their crown,” said Marlow and Moss.
The show was a hit when it opened in the West End in 2019, earning several Olivier Award nominations, including a nod for best musical. It made the trek across the pond to Broadway, and was in previews when the pandemic was starting to grip New York City. On the day of its scheduled Broadway opening, all theaters were closed due to COVID-19. “Six” recently announced that it will resume its Broadway run in September, with an official opening set for October.
“From their halls of residence, Toby and Lucy right royally created one of the most significant contributions to new British musical theatre in recent times,” said Steven Greenhalgh, Concord Theatricals’ Vice President of Acquisitions & Artistic Development (Europe). “Concord Theatricals proudly looks forward to representing their unique reimagining of herstory with killer pop in the stock and amateur realm. Long may they reign.”
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The studio album for “Six” has clocked more than 250 million streams making it the second highest streamed cast recording in the world, second only to the “Hamilton” original cast recording.
Concord is licensing worldwide rights from Ex-Wives Ltd. “Six” is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, and George Stiles and on Broadway by Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles, and Kevin McCollum in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater.