From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock'n Roll, Tina Turner didn't just break the rules, she rewrote them. TINA - The Tina Turner Musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.
The musical was basically the idea of Erwin Bach, Tina's husband. The project began in 2015, as Tina first met the Dutch producer Joop van den Ende in The Netherlands. One year later on December 16, Tina was in London for the first workshop presentation of the show. In 2017, at the launch party in October, Tina announced that Adrienne Warren will be playing the role of Tina Turner. To promote the musical, she was also guest at the Jonathan Ross tv show on October 28 with her first full length interview in years. The musical received it's world premiere on April 17, 2018 at London’s Aldwych Theatre, attended by Tina Turner together with her husband Erwin and many celebrities. It subsequently has broken all box office records in the West End.
After one year of sold out shows, a new cast was introduced on April 15, 2019 with Nkeki Obi-Melekwe playing the role of Tina, while Adrienne Warren will recreate her celebrated performance on Broadway in Autumn 2019. The German version of the musical premiered on March 05, 2019 at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg.
Writer: Katori Hall
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Producer: Tali Pelman
Choreographer: Anthony van Laast
Orchestration: Ethan Popp
Venue: Aldwych Theatre, London (West End)
Laurence Olivier Awards: Best new musical (nominated) / Best actress with Adrienne Warren (nominated) / Best actor with Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (won)
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Photos by Manuel Harlan
Tina Turner: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Aisha Jawando (alternate) / Ike Turner: Ashley Zhangazha / Zelma Bullock: Maria Omakinwa / Grandmother GG: Irene-Myrtle Forrester / Phil Spector, Terry Britten: Howard Gossington / Rhonda Graam: Francesca Jackson / Alline Bullock: Ava Brennan / Richard Bullock, Raymond Hill: Jammy Kasongo / Erwin Bach: Edward Bourne / Roger Davies: Oscar Batterham