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Posted by SIX on Monday, November 18, 2019
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Courtney Mack ’15 and Mallory Maedke ’14, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, are headed to Broadway next year with Six, the British rock musical about the six wives of medieval England’s King Henry VIII.
Mack — winner of a 2016 Joseph Jefferson Award, Chicago’s top theatrical award, for her lead performance in the Chicago premiere of Heathers: The Musical — and Maedke are “alternate queens” in the New York production of Six, which begins preview performances February 13, 2020, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and is scheduled to open there March 12. Mack and Maedke were alternates for the show’s U.S. premiere last summer at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; Mack stepped into the role of Henry’s fifth wife, Katherine Howard, during the show’s Chicago run and then continued in the role when the production transferred to the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.