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By Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss
Directed by Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage
Choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
In May of 2019 it was my great pleasure to catch opening night of the North American Premiere of SIX at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre just before they went on to huge success on Broadway despite the pandemic. I loved this high energy, femalecentric reclaiming of "herstory" then, and can't wait to see the North American tour of SIX, launching right here in sweet home Chicago, once again. It's one of the first musicals I recommend to folks looking for family friendly theatre fun that's likely to be a major hit with tweens, teens, and young adults. Don't miss this!
Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles, and Kevin McCollum are proud to announce tour casting for the North American tour of SIX, the new musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. The tour of SIX will launch with a return engagement of the show to Chicago and will play at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre from March 29-July 3. Tickets for the first tour stop are on sale now at BroadwayInChicago.com. Additional tour cities will be announced later this month and throughout the Spring.
The North American tour cast features Khaila Wilcoxon as Catherine of Aragon, Storm Lever as Anne Boleyn, Jasmine Forsberg as Jane Seymour, Olivia Donalson as Anna of Cleves, Didi Romero as Katherine Howard, and Gabriela Carrillo as Catherine Parr. The cast also includes Erin Ramirez, Cassie Silva, Kelsee Sweigard and Kelly Denice Taylor.
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), 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 currently on-stage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W. 47th St) on Broadway in New York City, the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and on a UK tour. www.SixOnBroadway.com
KHAILA WILCOXON (Catherine of Aragon) is excited to be joining the Queendom! Broadway: Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Spectacular, Hadestown. First, Thank You God! Thank you tribe & family, I Love Ya’ll! To my agents Marc & Dustin, thanks for always believing in me! Thank you to the entire SIX team! Lastly, young Black artists, if the sun doesn’t ask permission to shine neither should you! @thekhailawilcoxon
STORM LEVER (Anne Boleyn). Broadway: Duckling Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Off-Broadway: Dorothy in The Wringer (City Center). Regional: Sheila in Hair and Polexia in Almost Famous (The Old Globe); Wendy in Fly (La Jolla); Savanah in Freaky Friday (Signature Theater); Emotional Creature (Berkeley Rep). TV/Film: No One Called Ahead. Love to my chosen family, OG family, B.F.A.mily University of Michigan and BRS/Gage. @stormlever
JASMINE FORSBERG (Jane Seymour) is overjoyed to be making her North American Tour debut! Off Broadway: Broadway Bounty Hunter. Regional: Love in Hate Nation (Two River Theater), A Grand Night for Singing (Goodspeed), Wild Fire (Denver Center). TV: “One December Night” (Hallmark). BFA from Penn State. Love and thanks to the Queendom, A3, Tara Rubin Casting, and all my loved ones for their endless support. www.jasmineforsberg.com @jasmine_forsberg
OLIVIA DONALSON (Anna of Cleves) is thrilled to make her principal debut with SIX! She was last seen in Aladdin the Musical on Broadway and the First National Tour. A huge thank you to the SIX team, Tara Rubin Casting and Headline Talent Agency for this ferocious opportunity! Love you, Mother! And thank you, friends and family, for the endless support. Instagram: @oliviadonalson
DIDI ROMERO (Katherine Howard). Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Didi Romero graduated from AMDA and promptly started working in "In The Heights" as Nina (WCP, BROADWAY SACRAMENTO, COLISEUM OF PUERTO RICO) "Broadway Rising Stars" "Mixtape The Movie" "Gina Yei" and now excited to be joining “Queendom” in SIX. She's been a social media influencer for 5 years trying to be an example for her #DIDIOKREZ. @didiromero_8
GABRIELA CARRILLO (Catherine Parr) is overjoyed to be making "herstory" in SIX! Gabriela is a first-generation Mexican-American raised in Chicago, and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. She is also a YouTuber/vlogger, and has released original music under the name 'Gabriela Francesca'. Endless love and gratitude to Mama & Papa, and special thanks to Ashley and Mark at KMR. IG/TikTok @officialgabrielacarrillo
ERIN RAMIREZ (Alternate). Tour: Les Misérables (u/s Éponine). NYC Workshop: Romy & Michele. Regional: Spamilton (PCLO), Jersey Boys (Ogunquit Playhouse), Hairspray (Amber, KC Starlight), Mamma Mia (ACT of Connecticut). International: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. BFA in MT, Emerson College. Gratitude to Daniel Hoff Agency, Tara Rubin Casting and the entire SIX team. Love to my endlessly supportive husband and family. To God be the glory. @erinpalmerramirez
CASSIE SILVA (Alternate, Dance Captain). Joining the SIX Queendom is a dream come true! Favorite credits include: Rock of Ages Broadway, Matilda (Broadway & 1st National). TV/Film: “Hairspray,” “Walk Hard,” “Happy Texas,” “The Wayward Guide,” “Dexter,” “Legally Blonde: The Search…” Special thanks to the incredible Creatives, Crew, Tara Rubin Casting, Daniel Hoff Agency, loved ones & the other 9 "badass monarchs.” God is good! @CassieMSilva
KELSEE SWEIGARD (Alternate) is royally stoked to join the Queendom! National Tours: RENT (Maureen), Pretty Woman 1st National Tour (u/s Kit de Luca, u/s Violetta), Kinky Boots (Pat). NYC Workshops: Ragtime Ellis Island, Agent 355 (Anna Strong). BFA Shenandoah Conservatory. Endless thanks to CLA, TRC, all the SIX team members, and Mom. To all women, everywhere: may your stories be forever celebrated. www.kelseesweigard.com @kelseesweigard
KELLY DENICE TAYLOR (Alternate) is a member of The Recording Academy and best known for her role in Walt Disney Records' a cappella singing sensation 'DCappella'. International: Disney Cruise Line, Universal Studios Japan. Kelly has made a variety of TV appearances on Disney+, Disney Channel, and ABC. Kelly extends special thanks to her team at Morrison Rothman, her friends, and Tara Rubin casting for the love and support! @kellydenicetaylor
Individual tickets for SIX are now on sale and start at $39.00-$119.00 with a select number of premium tickets available. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing GroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
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