The creators of the historical comedy musical Six say they are “very humbled and grateful” after the Broadway production was nominated for eight Tony Awards.
Obie Marlowe and Lucy Moss, who co-wrote the worldwide hit show together at the University of Cambridge, thanked the organization as well as giving “a major shout-out to the American accent”.
The Six is a modern retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, presented as a pop concert.
The wives take their different stories in turn, to see who suffers the most because of the tyrannical British king and thus becomes the group’s lead singer.
The musical has been nominated at the 75th Tony for Best New Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Costume Design of Music, Best Lighting Design of Music, Best Sound Design of Music, Best Choreography and Best Orchestration. Prize.
In a statement following the announcement, Marlowe and Moss said: “God this is so wild.
“We created Six in 2017 as a fun summer project for us and our friends, thinking that, come autumn, we would move on with our lives and love to be a lawyer or an accountant or something, so that show To be nominated. A literal Tony Award is just beyond.
“It’s a truly amazing, shocking honor to be also considered in the same category as these other wonderful pieces. We are so humbled, grateful and beautiful.”
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He continued: “We would love to give a big shout out to the American accent.
“In our own tone… the word ‘category’ isn’t exactly emphasized, as it is, over and over again, in the final numbers of our shows, but having the opportunity to bring the show to Broadway really brought that song to life.” One of the apparently shoddy writings appears to be innocuous rhyme.
“So, thanks America.”
Six originally debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 before being picked up and performed in London’s West End.
Its official Broadway opening night took place at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on October 3, 2021, when Moss became the youngest female director of a Broadway musical in four decades.
The Tony nominations come ahead of three performances at Hampton Court Palace on June 19 and 20, 2022, which reunite the original West End cast of Queens.
The music will be staged outside for the first time in productions organized in partnership with the historic royal palaces.