Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces
North American premiere cast of
Extended by popular demand!
A new block of tickets is now available for performances through August 4, 2019, and can be purchased by calling 312.595.5600, online or in person at
www.chicagoshakes.com at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
announces today the Queens of the critically
acclaimed new musical SIX, written by Toby
Marlow and Lucy Moss, which makes its North American premiere in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, May to June 30,
2019. The six wives of King Henry VIII headline an electrifying pop-concert spectacle flipping the narrative on the one-sided story from our history books. After its runaway debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a sold out UK tour, the musical phenomenon is now taking London by storm with an open-ended run on the West End, now nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.
Best remembered by the popular rhyme, "divorced, beheaded, died; divorced,
beheaded, survived," the Queens now take control of the mic to reclaim their identities beyond the shadow of their infamous spouse remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of twenty-first-century empowerment. Backed by an all-woman band the "Ladies in Waiting," the score traverses the spectrum of modern day pop with a soundtrack that has charged up the global music charts.
Presented by Chicago Shakespeare Theater by arrangement with Kenny Wax, Global Musicals, George Stiles & Kevin McCollum,
SIX boasts an impressive multi-national creative team. Directors Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage and the original creative team are joined by Jeff Award-winning Music Director Roberta Duchak, as well as Assistant Director Megan E. Farley. The Yard is transformed into a rocking pop concert venue by Scenic: Designer Emma Bailey, Costume Designer Gabriella Slade, Sound Designer Paul Gatehouse, and Lighting Designer Tim Deiling. The score features orchestrations by Tom Curran and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton. SIX features original choreography by Carrie-Anne
Ingrouille, in addition to the work of Associate Choreographer Melody Sinclair.
Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie
Armitage, the Chicago Shakespeare production will feature Adriann Hicks
(Aragon), Andrea Macasaet (Boleyn),Abby Mueller (Seymour), Brittney Mack (Cleves), Samantha Pauly(Howard), and Anna
Uzele (Parr). Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert
and Mallory Maedke have been cast as the Alternate Queens.
For more information, visit
www.chicagoshakes.com/SIX or follow the Queens’ ascent at #cstSIX on
@chicagoshakes.SIX will be presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, May to
June 30, 2019. Single tickets ($32–$55) are on sale now. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater’s website at www.chicagoshakes.com