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. It received it's world premiere on April 17, 2018 at London’s Aldwych Theatre, with Adrienne Warren playing the role of Tina Turner. It subsequently has broken all box office records in the West End. One year later, it opened also in Hamburg, Germany and in November 2019 Adrienne Warren recreated her celebrated performance in New York on Broadway.
The next step was the opening at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, Netherlands with Nyassa Alberta, who played before the role of Tina in the German version as an alternate of Kristina Love. The musical premiered on February 09, 2020, but unfortunately without the attandance of Tina herself.
Writer: Katori Hall
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Producer: Tali Pelman
Choreographer: Anthony van Laast
Orchestration: Ethan Popp
Venue: Beatrix Theater, Utrecht (Netherlands)
Premiere: February 09, 2020
Tina Turner: Nyassa Alberta, Nurlaila Karim (alternate) Ike Turner: Juneoer Mers, Gino Emnes (alternate)