Lucy Moss, co-director of Six, has become the youngest female director to helm a Broadway musical.
Rehearsals started for the Broadway production of the show on Monday when Moss, aged 26, broke the record held since 1978 by Elizabeth Swados, who was 27 when she directed Runaways.
Lucy, who co-directs Six with Jamie Armitage, joins Orson Welles, who was 22 when he entered the record books as the youngest man to direct a musical on Broadway with The Cradle Will Rock in 1937. Welles jointly holds the male record with Joseph C.Peveny for Let Freedom Sing.
Moss said: “I don’t know what to say other than…wow?!?!!!! I turned 26 two weeks ago and honestly I’ve been grieving the loss of my early twenties ever since. But this news has really made me feel like a spring chicken again! So just a huge shout out to the patriarchy and historic oppression of female-identifying people for making me feel super young and glam.”
Six begins previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on February 13 with opening night on March 12.
Moss co-wrote Six with Toby Marlow, who she met at Cambridge University.