SIX (Broadway)
Open run 1h 20m
SIX (Broadway)
86

SIX (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(1089 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
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Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Delightful, Funny

An exuberant, pop celebration of 21st century girl power featuring the wives of Henry VIII.

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Member Reviews (1,089)

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906 Reviews | 924 Followers
89
Entertaining, Clever, Fun, Great music, Great singing

See it if Exceptional voices! Really! Great, fun music! Smart, insightful story & lyrics . Every song is a delightful hit.

Don't see it if You don't like pop concerts even when widening one's historical horizons. Read more

880 Reviews | 1014 Followers
81
Entertaining, Energetic, Catchy music, Great singing, Fun

See it if You are interested in the wives of Henry VIII. Very clever concept. Amazing music, incredible vocals. It's a very fun night out.

Don't see it if If you want to see a traditional musical. It's staged like a concert w/ each getting a # to tell their story + several group numbers. Read more

997 Reviews | 409 Followers
84
Relevant, Great dancing, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You’re up for a fun, pumped up energetic evening full of sharp, witty, intelligent songs that can inform as much as they entertain.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a traditional musical. This feels more like a concert with a storyline (in the same manner as Jesus Christ Superstar was). Read more

1040 Reviews | 251 Followers
78
Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you want a musical that has great choreography, singing and dancing. Excellent lighting.

Don't see it if If you do not like an American idol type musical. If you like a more traditional musical.

861 Reviews | 243 Followers
86
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you appreciate pop songs, a little funny chatter, and some good choreography bring a period of history alive for an entertaining 1 1/2 hrs.

Don't see it if you want a musical with elaborate set changes - here there is effective use of lights to support the stories of the six characters.

546 Reviews | 1881 Followers
89
Fun, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if A fun show with catchy tunes! 80 minutes of joy.

Don't see it if You don't like pop music or need a rich story. This is candy.

712 Reviews | 215 Followers
83
Energetic, Clever, Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful

See it if The six exes sing catchy girl power pop songs in the style of Beyonce, Adele, etc., with effervescent costumes and staging. Clever theme.

Don't see it if There is not much "story" to hold it together, just a faux "competition" between the exes. But that hardly mattered.

640 Reviews | 279 Followers
81
Wonderful send up and exhilarating rush in portraying henry viii's six wives as pop-rock divas

See it if High powered vocals, very clever lyrics, hilarious satire Euro Vision Song Contest; subversively feminist; audience goes wild

Don't see it if More concert than musical; premise: Henry VIII wives are pop diva queens wears thin; perfect for teens, less so 4 matures Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

Time Out New York
October 3rd, 2021

"At heart, Six is a sparkly lark—Hamilton Extra Lite, with the multiculturalism and anachronism and knowing name-dropping but without the plot, emotion and depth...Six is not deep. Six is fun. Let yourself go and enjoy the finery."
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Deadline
October 3rd, 2021

"Somehow managing to seem loose and improvisational without missing a beat, the cast (backed by a hard-rocking all-female four-piece band called The Ladies in Waiting) is pretty much flawless, one as good as the next and each distinguishing herself when the time comes."
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New York Theatre Guide
October 4th, 2021

"The show itself is a retro-mashup with Gabrielle Slade’s bedazzled costumes featuring Reformation-inspired silhouettes; Carrie-Anne Ingrouille’s choreography showcases Tudor-meets-pop moves; and Emma Bailey’s scenery and Tim Deiling’s lighting feels like what a royal ballroom might look like in a techno disco. Ultimately, the queens’ own stories of overcoming struggles and the show’s circuitous journey to Broadway are also beacons for the power of positivity, perseverance, and coming together in times of struggle. Just like these six “ex-wives,” we’ve all had it rough for the past year and a half, and the queens are here to bring in a new regime. Long may they reign."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 9th, 2021

Best of all, Six is an original musical, with a wildly novel concept, put together by a young creative team, many of them in their twenties. This is how musical theatre moves forward, not by recycling yesterday's hits but by applying fresh thinking and up-to-date wit to a seemingly unlikely subject.
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New York Stage Review
October 3rd, 2021

"not what you might call a traditional musical, nor what formerly would have been considered a well-crafted one. But it has mass appeal, immediacy, enthusiasm, and an incredibly high sense of style; and it revels in what used to be called “girl power” but can now more properly be described as simply, or not-so-simply, power."
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New York Stage Review
October 3rd, 2021

"Six brings together a sextet of badass queens—clad in brilliant chain-trimmed corsets, studded black boots, and spiky crown-like headpieces designed by Gabriella Slade—to compete, American Idol–style, for a somewhat dubious honor: Who took the most crap from that self-serving, Church-splitting, six-times-married monarch?"
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TheaterScene.net
October 10th, 2021

"Indeed, as the queens take their respective turns in the spotlight, spectacle does overwhelm decorum, as the actors stunningly evoke the vocal stylings and stage presences of Beyoncé, Adele, Rihanna, and a few others I probably didn’t catch."
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Front Row Center
October 8th, 2021

"They have created a generous, funny, provocative show that races by you, grabs your hand and flies up into the stratosphere."
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