This event is in the past - Tue 14 May 2019
The six ex-wives of King Henry VIII headline electrifying pop-concert musical in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, beginning May 14.
The Queens of the critically acclaimed new musical SIX, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, makes its North American premiere in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, May 14–June 30, 2019.
The six ex-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.