‘Six’ rewrites Broadway playbook


Hot musical ‘Six’ rewrites Broadway playbook with fast return to Chicago


Here is how Broadway musicals usually work.

Someone has (or someones have) an idea. There’s a simple New York workshop. Then, maybe, a full-on, out-of-town tryout in a city like Washington, D.C., Seattle or, most often, Chicago. Then a Broadway run. Assuming no disaster there, that’s followed in about 12-18 months by a national tour of a year or two, and then a licensing deal to let local theaters produce the show.

“Six,” the hit, pop concert-like show about the six wives of Henry VIII, is doing something very unusual. And it may well be very good for Chicago.



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Chicago Tribune

August 5, 2019


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