The new Queens of SIX, have arrived and iHeartRadio Broadway was on hand at the Civilian Hotel to meet the new Queens! The new cast of SIX will star Hailee Kaleem Wright as Catherine of Aragon, Leandra Ellis-Gaston as Anne Boleyn, Bella Coppola as Jane Seymour, Nasia Thomas as Anna of Cleves, Zoe Jensen as Katherine Howard, and Taylor Iman Jones as Catherine Parr. The new Queens started performances last month at the Lena Horne Theatre. Marilyn Caserta, Kristina Leopold and Aubrey Matalon also joined Holli’ Conway and Ayla Ciccone-Burton as Alternates on December 5 as well.
Hailee Kaleem Wright (Catherine of Aragon) appeared on Broadway in Paradise Square. Leandra Ellis-Gaston (Anne Boleyn) appeared on Broadway in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Nasia Thomas has appeared on Broadway in Caroline, or Change, Ain’t Too Proudand Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Bella Coppola (Jane Seymour) is making her Broadway debut and previously appeared in Kinky Boots Off-Broadway. Zoe Jensen (Katherine Howard) appeared on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen and in the National Tour of Hamilton. Taylor Iman Jones (Catherine Parr) appeared on Broadway in Head Over Heels and Groundhog Day and most recently was seen in the Chicago premiere of The Devil Wears Prada.
From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!
SIX won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics), the Tony Award® for Best Costume Design of a Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
The SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT original Broadway cast recording debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard cast album charts, surpassed 6 million streams in its first month, has been streamed over 23 million times and can be streamed and downloaded here.
SIX is co-directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage and features choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. The design team includes Emma Bailey (Scenic Design), Tony Award®-winner Gabriella Slade (Costume Design), Tim Deiling (Lighting Design), and Paul Gatehouse (Sound Design). The score features orchestrations by Tom Curran with music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton and U.S. Music Supervision by Roberta Duchak. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting / Peter Van Dam, CSA with original US casting by Bob Mason. Theater Matters is General Manager, Sam Levy is Associate Producer and Lucas McMahon is U.S. Executive Producer.
SIX is produced on Broadway by Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles, and Kevin McCollum.
SIX launched the Aragon tour with a return engagement in Chicago where the show began its run at the CIBC Theatre March 29, 2022, then played Washington, DC through September 4, 2022. It is playing Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre November 9 through December 31, 2022. The Boleyn tour launched in Las Vegas at The Smith Center September 20 through October 2, and is playing Houston and New Orleans, before playing Dallas’ Winspear Opera House December 6 through December 25, 2022.
SIX is currently playing at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and on tour in the UK, and will open in Australia in Perth on November 24, 2022, and in Brisbane on December 30, 2022.