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. 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.
Tina presented Kristina Love as the German Tina Turner at the launch party on October 23, 2018 at the Mojo Club in Hamburg. Kristina also visited Tina in her Swiss home in November and was surprised by Tina singing „Happy Birthday“ to her. The musical premiered on March 05, 2019 at the Stage Operettenhaus in attendance of Tina and her husband Erwin as well as 1.200 invited guests. Tina appeared also on stage at the end of the performance together with the entire cast.
Writer: Katori Hall
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Producer: Tali Pelman
Choreographer: Anthony van Laast
Orchestration: Ethan Popp
Venue: Stage Operettenhaus, Hamburg (Germany)
„I associate many positive experiences and emotions with Germany and it's also the home of my beloved husband. It is therefore a matter close to my heart to bring my musical here after our celebrated world premiere in London.“
Tina Turner: Kristina Love, Denise Lucia Aquino (alternate) Ike Turner: Gino Emnes, Mandela Wee Wee