TINA: Musical

The TINA Turner Musical - Broadway (2019 - 2021)

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

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 Tina's husband Erwin Bach  and 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 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.

After three very successful weeks of previews, the musical premiered on November 07 in attendance of Tina, her husband Erwin and many celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Whoopie Goldberg. At the end of the performance, Tina appeared on stage together with the entire cast and thanked everyone for the great show.

Writer: Katori Hall
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Producer: Tali Pelman
Choreographer: Anthony van Laast
Orchestration: Ethan Popp
Venue: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York (Broadway)
Premiere: November 07, 2019

    Act I
  1. Etherland / Sound of Mystic Law
  2. Nutbush City Limits
  3. Don't Turn Around
  4. Shake A Tail Feather
  5. The Hunter
  6. Matchbox
  7. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
  8. A Fool In Love
  9. Let's Stay Together
  10. Better Be Good To Me
  11. I Want To Take You Higher
  12. River Deep, Mountain High
  13. Be Tender With Me Baby
  14. Proud Mary
  15. I Don't Wanna Fight
    Act II
  1. Private Dancer
  2. Disco Inferno
  3. Open Arms
  4. I Can't Stand The Rain
  5. Tonight
  6. What's Love Got To Do With It
  7. We Don't Need Another Hero
  8. (Simply) The Best
  9. Finale: Nutbush City Limits / Proud Mary
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„It's really important to me to have the chance to share my full story. This musical is not about my stardom. It is about the journey I took to get there. Each night I want audiences to take away from the theatre that you can turn poison into medicine“.

Tina Turner

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Tina Turner: Adrienne Warren, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (alternate) Ike Turner: Daniel J. Watts

More important, as far as pure entertainment is concerned, this story comes with songs that can thrill an audience when rendered as Turner sang them; at this, the musical “Tina,” directed by Phyllida Lloyd, happily succeeds. In a performance that is part possession, part workout and part wig, Adrienne Warren rocks the rafters and dissolves your doubts about anyone daring to step into the diva’s high heels.

The New York Times

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