The Tina Turner Musical features the music of Tina Turner and her life’s story from her early beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into a rock ‘n roll star. The musical was directed by Phyllida Lloyd with a book written by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins. The musical was premiered on 17 April 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre in London, and the Broadway production was opened on 7 November 2019.
The storyline of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is about Anna-Mae Bullock, from when she was little till she became a world-class singer. At the age of 11, Tina was left to live with her grandmother, and when her mom Zelma left with her sister Alline. She later joined her mom and sister in St Louis, and that was where she met Ike Turner.
Ike changes Anna-Mae’s name to Turner, and they get married despite his abusive nature. Tina goes through a lot in the hands of Ike and later summons up enough courage to leave him. Tina later became a sensational world-class musician after so struggle.
The musical is really amazing, from the performance of the talented Adrienne Warren to other performances, you are sure to enjoy every bit of it. Tina: The Musical features Tina Turner’s popular songs like Proud Mary, Let’s Stay Together, What’s Love Got To Do With It, and other exciting songs by her.
As expected, the musical has won lots of awards, and it also received lots of positive reviews from critics and viewers. The musical is generally about Tina’s successes and hardship.
You will definitely get emotional and inspired while watching the live performance of this amazing musical. The music is perfect, the cast members are awesome, the performance is unique, Phyllida really did a great job.
The Tina Turner Musical Broadway Cast
Here is a list of the original Broadway cast of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
- Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner
- Daniel J. Watts as Ike Turner
- Dawnn Lewis as Zelma Bullock
- Ross Lekites as Erwin Bach
- Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna
- Charlie Franklin as Roger Davies
- Jessica Rush as Rhonda Graam
- Mars Rucker as Alline Bullock
- Steven Booth as Phil Spector / Terry Britten
- Gerald Caesar as Raymond Hill
- David Jennings as Richard Bullock
- Kristofer Weinstein-Storey as Richard Bullock
- Marlon Wehmeier as Carpenter / Martyn Ware
- Michael B. Sattler as Craig Hill
- Jhardon Dishon Milton as Ronnie Turner
Q. What is the age recommendation for this show?
A. TINA − The Tina Turner Musical is recommended for ages 14 and up. Children below this age will not be allowed into the theatre.
Q. Is photograph or video recording allowed?
A. Photography, video, and sound recordings of any kind are strictly prohibited during the performance.
Q. What is the running time for the musical?
A. The performance runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission.
Q. Is there a dress code?
A. There is no dress code at the theatre. However, attire should be comfortable and appropriate for all performances for the occasion. The theatre is air-conditioned during the summer months so do well to wear what is most suitable for you.