Theater: Six

Opened: October 3, 2021

Book, Music & Lyrics by: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss

Original Broadway Cast: Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Abby Mueller, Brittney Mack, Samantha Pauly, Anna Uzele, Keirsten Nicole Hodgens, Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert, Courtney Mack, Mallory Maedke & Cassie Silva

Changing history (and his story) into herstory, Six brilliantly transfers from London’s West End into a high-energy Broadway craze.

Catherine of Aragon (Adrian Hicks), Anne Boleyn (Andrea Macasaet), Jane Seymour (Abby Mueller), Anna of Cleves (Brittney Mack), Katherine Howard (Samantha Pauly) and Catherine Parr (Anna Uzele) compete to be crowned the favorite ex-wife of King Henry VIII.

Like the similar Hamilton, this musical changes the way audiences learn about and see history. Unlike Hamilton, this show is packed into a fast-paced 90-minute concert.

While the entire cast is pop perfection, there are two stand outs. Mueller’s voice soars to the rafters on the affecting solo “Heart of Stone.” Pauly takes the emotional lows and oversexualization of Katherine Howard and delivers a groundbreaking and jarring performance of “All You Wanna Do.”

Final say: No way? More like yes please! ★★★★★

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