About the show
Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, Tina Turner grew from humble beginnings into one of our greatest stars. She has 12 Grammy Awards and countless hits including “River Deep - Mountain High” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, and in 1991 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Through her upbringing as a young woman of color in the American South to her turbulent marriage and breakout solo career, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical celebrates the woman behind the music. The world premiere in London was nominated for three Olivier Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical.
Adrienne Warren, who originated the role of Tina in the West End, opens the show on Broadway. Her other credits include Shuffle Along (2016). Further casting includes Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton) as Ike, Dawnn Lewis (The Wiz) as Zelma and Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna. Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will also step into the role of Tina at select performances, having played the role in London's West End.
The musical features a book by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. Music is taken from Tina Turner’s hefty back catalogue; she also co-produces alongside Stage Entertainment. After propelling Mamma Mia! to global success, Phyllida Lloyd directs. The show also features choreography by Anthony van Laast (Sister Act).
Charting her heady first days of fame to her establishment as the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll in the 80s, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is a triumphant celebration with a central performance that’s sure to shake the ceiling. Previews begin on October 12 2019, with opening night set for November 7.
Recommended forFans of Tina Turner should snap up tickets for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical for an insight into the woman behind their favorite songs. It's sure to be a toe-tapping addition to Broadway’s already impressive jukebox musical lineup.
Age Recommendations: TBC