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TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Will Open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7, 2019

TINA -The Tina Turner Musical

The producers of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL announced today that the production will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, NYC) on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Preview performances begin on Saturday, October 12, 2019. For more information, visit www.TinaOnBroadway.com.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10am EST through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929.

The show is currently on-sale to groups of 10 or more through Group Sales Box Office at Broadway.com.

As previously announced, Tony & Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren, who currently portrays “Tina Turner” in London’s West End through April 13, 2019, will reprise her critically-acclaimed performance when the show premieres on Broadway. Further casting will be announced soon.

A new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina TurnerTINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL received its world premiere in April 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre in London where it opened to five star reviews and continues playing to sold out houses. The West End production is now booking through December 21, 2019. A German production opened last month at Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision, additional music and arrangements by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will be produced on Broadway by Stage EntertainmentJames L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman in association with Tina Turner. The original West End production is produced by Stage EntertainmentJoop van den Ende and Tali Pelman.

This new musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

The cast album for TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, produced by Stage Entertainment and Ghostlight Records, is now available on digital and streaming platforms. A physical CD is planned for release later this season.

Critical Acclaim for the World Premiere of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL:

A CELEBRATION OF TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY.

THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!”

– The Guardian

A TOUR-DE-FORCE PERFORMANCE!

Adrienne Warren doesn’t just play Tina Turner; she becomes her.”

– The Telegraph

IRRESISTIBLE!

EVERYTHING IS JUST SO PERFECT.

There couldn’t be a better time for this story.”

– The Stage

ROOF-RAISING, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND IRRESISTIBLY UPLIFTING!”

– The Hollywood Reporter

GLORIOUS, FLAWLESS AND DEEPLY FELT.

THE ELECTRICITY IN THE AIR CRACKLES!”

– The Mirror

ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE MUSICALS I HAVE EVER SEEN.”

– Samira Ahmed / BBC Radio 4’s Front Row

Adrienne Warren will play “Tina Turner” on Broadway in TINA – THE TINA TURNER

Adrienne Warren

The producers of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL announced today that Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren, who currently portrays the title role in London’s West End through April 13, 2019, will reprise her critically-acclaimed performance when the show premieres on Broadway this Fall. The theatre, dates and further casting for New York will be announced in the coming months. For more information, visit www.TinaOnBroadway.com.

Tina Turner said: “I’m so proud of everything that Adrienne has achieved over the last year in the West End. She has given it everything she’s got, she has poured her soul into it, and she deserves every success. I am thrilled she will be reprising her role in New York, and I cannot wait to see her on that Broadway stage on Opening Night”.

Adrienne Warren said: “Working on this show has been a life-changing experience for me. Tina’s unshakable courage, grace and determination have been our constant inspiration, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to be part of this telling of her story. It has been an amazing year in London, working with the incredible Phyllida Lloyd, Katori Hall and the creative team, in a city that has welcomed me with open arms. Returning home to Broadway, in this role and in this show, is a dream come true”.

Also Released Today: Producers of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL and Ghostlight Records have released the first single from the upcoming TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL cast album, featuring Adrienne Warren performing the iconic song “River Deep – Mountain High”. Warren is featured on an accompanying music video of the single also released today.

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Tina Turner famously recorded “River Deep – Mountain High” in 1966, produced by Phil Spector as his groundbreaking masterpiece using his trademark Wall of Sound music technique. Turner would later recall, “I must have sung that 500,000 times. I was drenched with sweat. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bra to sing”. George Harrison, who worked with Spector when he later produced Let It Be for the Beatles, would later call it ‘a perfect record from start to finish’. The scene is reimagined in TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL as the pivotal moment when Tina Turner finds her voice as a solo artist.

A new bio-musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina TurnerTINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL received its world premiere in April 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre in London where it opened to five star reviews and continues playing to sold out houses. The West End production has just announced its fifth booking period and is now booking through December 21, 2019. A German production opens this Spring at Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision, additional music and arrangements by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL was produced in the West End by Stage EntertainmentJoop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina TurnerNederlander Presentations, Inc. will serve as a General Partner with Stage Entertainment on Broadway.

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. This new stage 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.

Adrienne Warren made her West End debut in the World Premiere of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical in the title role of Tina Turner (Evening Standard & WhatsOnStage Award Nominations). She was last seen on Broadway in Shuffle Along as Gertrude Saunders / Florence Mills, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. She originated the role of Danielle in the Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical on Broadway. She was also seen at the Apollo Theater as Lorrell in Dreamgirls, followed by the national tour. Other New York theatre credits include: The Wiz at Encores City Center. Adrienne has had the honor of performing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the 2018 Royal Variety Show in London. She has toured and recorded with the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and is currently working on her solo debut album. Adrienne has headlined with The Virginia Symphony Orchestra and made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops. She is also a voice over artists, in which she is currently the voice of Maybelline New York. TV credits include: CBS pilot “Perfect Citizen”, the Amazon pilot “Point of Honor”, “Orange is the New Black”, “Blue Bloods”, “Royal Pains”, “People in New Jersey”, “The Tap”, “Quantico”, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, “Irreversible”, and “Black Box”.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, single and music video released from upcoming original cast album

Tina Turner

The first single from the upcoming TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL cast album is released today, to download and stream, by the Producers of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and Ghostlight Records (5 February 2019). featuring Adrienne Warren performing the iconic song River Deep – Mountain High.  Warren, who has played the role in the hit West End production since its world premiere, is featured on an accompanying music video of the single also released today.  Click here to download and stream the single.

Tina Turner famously recorded River Deep – Mountain High in 1966, produced by Phil Spector as his ground-breaking masterpiece using his trademark Wall of Sound music technique.  Turner would later recall, “I must have sung that 500,000 times. I was drenched with sweat. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bra to sing”.  George Harrison, who worked with Spector when he later produced Let It Be for the Beatles, would later call it ‘a perfect record from start to finish’.

River Deep – Mountain High was recorded in January 2019 at Angel Studios and produced by TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s Musical Supervisor, Nicholas Skilbeck.

Tina Turner said: “At that very difficult time in my life, recording this song opened my eyes to possibilities. I felt liberated, excited, ready to challenge myself vocally. River Deep – Mountain High introduced me to the way I wanted to sing. I am thrilled that Adrienne has picked up the mantle and not only risen to the challenge but made this moment one of my very favourites in the musical. It is so right that this is the first single to be released from our cast album. She makes me very proud”.

Tali Pelman, Producer, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical said: ”River Deep – Mountain High is a pivotal moment in the musical where Tina finds her voice as a solo artist. It was a turning point for Tina personally and is an epic moment in our show. It demands not only an extraordinary vocal talent but immense passion and fearlessness. To hear and watch Adrienne perform this song night after night is electrifying, and I am thrilled to have it captured here.”

 Kurt Deutsch, Founder of Ghostlight Records said: “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has taken London by storm and, starting with this single, the world will get to hear what everyone has been talking about. Tina Turner is a music icon and Ghostlight Records is proud to create a cast album of this triumphant musical, its magnificent songs, and of course the star-making performance of leading lady Adrienne Warren.”

Last month over 200,000 new tickets were released for sale for TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, the show based on the life of legendary artistTina Turner, with bookings now being taken at the Aldwych Theatre to Saturday 21 December 2019.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees PrinsTINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is choreographed by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

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. This new stage 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 critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all Box Office records at the Aldwych Theatre.  Next month, the German premiere of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL begins performances at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg and the musical will have its Broadway premiere in Autumn 2019.

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is produced by Stage EntertainmentJoop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner. Adrienne Warren is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 19 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Book of MormonIn the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.  Recent notable cast recordings include the 2018 Tony winner for Best Musical, The Band’s Visit, and the blockbuster viral sensation Be More Chill. Ghostlight has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers and has developed extensive relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis, and Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.

www.GhostlightRecords.com

West End Production of Tina extends booking to February 2019

Tina Turner
Tina Turner

Tina Turner

TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, has confirmed that 140,000 new tickets will go on sale today (Wednesday 18 April 2018) at 12noon BST.  The production which officially opened at the Aldwych Theatre last night, is now booking to 16 February 2019.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

The cast comprises Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick who plays the role of Tina at some performances each week, Lorna Gayle as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam,Aisha Jawando as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina’s father Richard Bullock and Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O’Donnell as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies.

They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina’s son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya.

The children’s cast are Reya-Nyomi Brown, ten years old from Greenwich, Claudia Elie, ten years old from Brent and Serena Mukuna, 10 years old from Camden who share the role of Young Anna Mae;  Athea Andi, nine years old from Richmond, Nicole Dube, thirteen years old from Essex and Arianna Duffus, twelve years old from Harrow, who share the role of Young Alline; Rohan Beckford, nine years old from Enfield, Caelan Edie, 8 years old from Lewisham and Khylan St Paul Mark, seven years old from Brent, who share the role of Young Craig.

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. This new stage 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. 

 TINA is produced by Stage EntertainmentJoop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner.  Adrienne Warrenis appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Theatre:                               Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF

Dates:                                  now booking to 16 February 2019

Performances:                      Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm

                                           Christmas schedule to be announced

Box Office:                           0845 200 7981

Website:                               www.tinathemusical.com

Facebook:                            TinaTheMusical

Twitter:                                TinaTheMusical

Instagram:                           TinaTheMusical

TINA now previewing at the Aldwych Theatre

Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner. Photo by Manuel Harlan
Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner. Photo by Manuel Harlan

TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner is now previewing at the Aldwych Theatre with the official opening on 17 April 2018.  The show is currently booking to 20 October 2018.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

The cast comprises Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina, Lorna Gayle as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina’s father Richard Bullock and Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O’Donnellas Tina’s Manager Roger Davies.

They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina’s son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya.

The children cast are Reya-Nyomi Brown, ten years old from Greenwich, Claudia Elie, ten years old from Brent, Serena Mukuna, 10 years old from Camden, who will play the role of Young Anna Mae;  Athea Andi, nine years old from Richmond, Nicole Dube, thirteen years old from Essex,Arianna Duffus, twelve years old from Harrow, who will play the role of Young Alline; Rohan Beckford, nine years old from Enfield, Caelan Edie, 8 years old from Lewisham, and Khylan St Paul Mark, seven years old from Brent, who will play the role of Young Craig.

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. This new stage 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. 

 TINA is produced by Stage EntertainmentJoop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner.  Adrienne Warren is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Theatre:                           Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF

Dates:                              currently booking to 20 October 2018

Press Night:                       17 April 2018 at 7pm

Performances:                   Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm

                                      Nb first midweek matinee 12 April 2018

Box Office:                         0845 200 7981

Website:                           www.tinathemusical.com

Facebook:                         TinaTheMusical

Twitter:                            TinaTheMusical

Instagram:                        TinaTheMusical