Six on Broadway

First of all, Happy International Women’s Day!

Tonight, I went to see the new show Six, which transferred recently from Chicago, having played in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe. It tells the stories of Henry VIII’s six wives: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr…but guys, there’s no Henry VIII in this musical and the ladies sing in various pop styles as a quasi-girl group.

Girl power!

The show was a lot of fun and the music was awesome–each wife has her own style of music and musical inspiration and each wife had a song to tell the audience about things she suffered in her life or while married to Henry VIII.

(Speaking of, Anna of Cleves made out the best out of alllll of the wives, I think)

4 thoughts on “Six on Broadway

  1. Sounds fun! When I first saw the picture I thought you had seen Josie and the Pussycat Dolls on Broadway. Lol! Anne of Cleves got the best deal by getting to spend the least amount of time with him. Benefit of being plain, I guess. Plus he treated her well afterwards. So yeah. Agreed.

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  2. Fun! Ugggh, I haven’t been to see a Broadway show in so long. Last time I got tickets, I came down with the flu that day, so I probably shouldn’t risk anything right now with my luck.

    True story: So there I was in Manhattan, hanging out with this guy in his apartment (I’ll gloss over a few details here), and we were watching Jeopardy, and I totally impressed him because the answer to Final Jeopardy was Catherine of Aragon and he argued with me about it for the thirty seconds but I was right, so there.

    True confession: If it had been anyone other than Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn, I wouldn’t have known the answer, because unfortunately, my knowledge of the wives stops right there.

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    1. LOL! It’s the first Broadway show I’ve been to this year and of course, it’s as this virus thing is getting worse. Life goes on as usual in the city, though.

      I went through Tudors phase in high school, so I’m a nerd and know the wives, but this show was structured more like if the wives were a pop group with their own solo songs. I seem to have a thing for history-based musicals with modern music 🙂

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