What do you get when you cross flaming youth with fusty history, and the Spice Girls with Masterpiece? Something like Six, the new musical that recasts the variously ill-fated queens of Henry VIII as a sextet of take-no-prisoners pop princesses. The show turns them into 21st-century avatars of girl power, giving them back their heads and their dignity, and backing them with a rocking all-female band, the Ladies in Waiting. Broadway is just one of the many incarnations of Six, which is already a hit in London, and is planning productions and tours in Australia, Canada and the broader UK; its cast album has been a big streaming success. The show was created by Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow, and co-directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage.
Brooks Atkinson Theatre | 256 West 47th Street
Orchestra seats $129-$139