Read What Critics Thought of the U.S. Premiere of Six

The Verdict   Read What Critics Thought of the U.S. Premiere of Six
 
The musical, recently extended at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, spins a fresh take on the tale of King Henry VIII’s six wives.

Six, a musical about the ill-fated wives of King Henry VIII, opened at the opened at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre May 23, marking its official U.S. debut.

The show, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, was originally mounted at the Edinburgh Fringe before heading to London. It recently announced an extended U.K. tour.

Six, directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage, is slated to run in Chicago on extension through August 4. It's also part of American Repertory Theater's new season in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

WATCH: All Hail the Queens: Watch the Trailer for Six in Chicago

Read what Chicago critics thought below:

Chicago Reader (Sheri Flanders)

Chicago Sun TImes (Catey Sullivan)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

Daily Herald (Scott C. Morgan)

NewCity Stage (Amanda Finn)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Northwest Herald (Regina Belt-Daniels)

WTTW (Hedy Weiss)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

The Chicago production features Adrianna Hicks (The Color Purple) as Catherine of Aragon, Abby Mueller (Beautiful) as Jane Seymour, Andrea Macasaet as Anne Boleyn, Brittney Mack as Anna of Cleves, Samantha Pauly as Katherine Howard, and Anna Uzele (Once On This Island) as Catherine Parr. Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert and Mallory Maedke are the Alternate Queens.

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