100 million thank yous from SIX
London theatre news: Friday 21 February 2020
London West End - Musicals - Shows
As the smash-hit musical, SIX, starts previews on Broadway producers reveal that its catchy songs have been streamed 100,000,000 times on Spotify and Apple Music.
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If you haven't heard of it it yet, SIX is the smash hit musical in which the six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.
Playing at the West End's Arts Theatre, the show is booking into next year - up to 31 January 2021.
Now, the producers have revealed that songs from SIX have been streamed a staggering 100,000,000 times on Spotify and Apple Music.
That amounts to 450,000 streams a day and makes SIX second only to Hamilton as the most streamed Musical Theatre album in the world!
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, who wrote the musical while students at Cambridge University, said ...
"Our minds are completely blown at this incredible news!
We are overjoyed that these 9 songs - our little babies - have become so popular.
With six productions of SIX playing simulatneously around the world, and Anne Boleyn's song 'Don't Lose Ur Head' shared over half a billion times on Tik Tok - well, we're just feeling kinda overwhelmed and incredibly grateful!
We wrote these songs in our final year at college for a show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and our only thought at that time was to not embarrass ourselves or our friends.
To be nominated for five Olivier Awards, be named "the musical of the decade" by WhatsOnStage and with us now being second only on Spotify and Apple Music streaming to Hamilton is beyond our wildest dreams.
The sold out audiences at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York where the latest production is previewing on literal B-R-O-A-D-W-A-Y!!! have been going just as nuts as those in the West End, across the UK and in Australia.
The past 18 months has been the most unforgettable journey.
We keep pinching ourselves but want to say 100,000,000 thank yous from the very bottom of our hearts to each and everyone of the fans out there who love SIX and its songs and are listening to them in such mind-blowing numbers every day!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
This week Lucy, 26, entered the record books as the youngest female director to direct a Broadway musical.
Lucy, who co-directs SIX with Jamie Armitage, joined Orson Welles, who was only 22 when he entered the record books as the youngest man to direct a musical on Broadway with 'The Cradle Will Rock' in 1937.
SIX opens officially on Broadway on March 12.
An Australian production opened last month at Sydney Opera House and will tour to Melbourne and Adelaide.
And later this year, SIX will also return to Chicago, where it made its North American premiere, for an open-ended run from July 8.
If you're planning a visit to the show at London's Arts Theatre, you may be interested to know that singalong performances have been scheduled for Tuesday 28 July at 4pm and Wednesday 4 November at 8pm.
And here's the trailer ...
Show listing information
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.
These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.
Jarneia Richard-Noel (Catherine of Aragon)
Courtney Bowman (Anne Boleyn)
Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour)
Alexia McIntosh (Anna of Cleves)
Sophie Isaacs (Katherine Howard) - from 21 Jan 2020
Danielle Steers (Catherine Parr)
Collette Guitart (Dance Captain/ Understudy)
Cherelle Jay (alternate Anne Boleyn & Anna of Cleves)
Zara MacIntosh (Alternate Catherine of Aragon & Katherine Howard)
Hana Stewart (Alternate Jane Seymour & Catherine Parr)
Author: Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss
Composer: Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss
Lyricist: Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss
Director: Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage
Set designer: Emma Bailey
Costume designer: Gabriella Slade
Musical direction: Katy Richardson, Joe Beighton (supervisor); Tom Curran (orchestrations)
Choreography: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Lighting: Tim Deiling
Sound: Paul Gatehouse
Production: Kenny Wax, Global Musicals, George Stiles
From: Thursday 17 January 2019
Booking until: Sunday 31 January 2021
Standard: From £27
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