TINA is Back!

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Over the past eight years, the legendary Tina Turner has made worldwide headlines mostly without having to leave her peaceful retreat on the shore of Zurich’s Lake. Her name enough is sufficient to sell papers and her rarity makes her even more unreachable. But for now, the reclusive singer is back to promote the most anticipated musical of 2018, TINA, The Musical!

‘I get cards and letters. People say I gave them hope. It means so much to people. I have to pass it on. I really want it to be a success. I hope it will travel the world and serve what that the people need, from me as a reminder of my work.’

Earlier this week, a radiant Tina appeared in front of 150 happy few to introduce the very talented Adrienne Warren who will play her part in the upcoming musical. Looking incredible at nearly 78, Tina even took the stage with Warren to perform a short medley of her greatest hits. Needless to say, the atmosphere must have been electric! Being a faithful supporter of the musical since the beginning and after 8 years of blogging on TINA, gaining more than 500.000k followers, I wished I could have been there to report on this once in a lifetime event but that didn’t happen… Maybe another time… Tina showed there’s always hope so there’s still hope! But of course, no one wants to read about a sad blogger feelings, back to the Queen!

To continue with the promotion of the upcoming musical, Tina will appear on the Jonathan Ross Show broadcasted on the UK channel ITV,  Saturday, October 28th, 2017. The singer has even been spotted at the network studios right after the musical launch party creating a small buzz on Twitter! A major TV moment to look forward to being Tina’s first European interview since the promotion of ‘All The Best‘ back in 2004. Tina’s last long featured interview was of course with Oprah a few weeks after her wedding back in 2013.

Exciting times for all of us fans and we can bet that there will be much more inspiring and surprising things coming from TINA and the musical in the forthcoming months. Tickets are already selling like hot cakes and fans across the world are already asking for the show to visit their country. With the huge team of talents working on the musical, we can be pretty confident that it will be a tremendous hit. Tina always got the best simply because She is The Best! Stay in touch with the blog for all the upcoming news on TINA!
Tina Turner in London 2017- TINA Musical Launch Party
TINA, The Musical is written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, with choreography by Anthony van Laast.
Book your seat for TINA, The Musical at the Aldrich Theater in London here and visit TinaTheMusical website!

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Adrienne Warren to star as TINA

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Source: Broadway World 

Today, 17 October 2017, Adrienne Warren was announced by Tina Turner as the actor who will portray her in the world premiere of the new musical TINA. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, TINA will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. Produced by Stage Entertainment, TINA is currently booking to 16 June 2018.

Written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, with choreography byAnthony Van Laast, set and costume designs are by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck,lighting by Bruno Poet sound by Nevin Steinberg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp. Further casting for TINA will be announced in due course.Tina Turner Musical - 2017.png

Adrienne Warren said: “Growing up watching Tina, I knew how to shake my hips before I could tie my shoes! I am so grateful to our creative team and producers for entrusting me with this responsibility. I say responsibility, because I am a Tina Turner fan first. I am elated, honoured and humbled. Meeting and working with Tina is and will always be one of the great moments of my life. Can’t wait to see you in London!”

Tina Turner said: “It has been my joy to introduce Adrienne today. From the moment I met her at our last workshop I saw her exceptional talent. Playing this role will require immense physical and emotional commitment, and bravery too. We are thrilled to have found Adrienne, and I very much look forward to spending more time together and developing a special friendship I know will grow even stronger as we prepare the production for the Aldwych Theatre. We can’t wait to welcome her to the show.”

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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 will make her West End stage debut as Tina. Her most recent theatre credit was in Shuffle Along at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, for which she received a Tony nomination. Her other US theatre credits includeBring it On the Musical at St. James Theatre, Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theater, which was followed by a National Tour, and The Wiz at Encores City Center. She has toured and recorded with the multi-platinum selling Trans Siberian Orchestra in which she received her first Platinum and Gold records. Her television credits include the Amazon PilotPoint of Honor, Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, People in New Jersey, Irreversible, and Black Box. In March this year, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops.

With a career that has spanned more than half a century, the legendary rock performer Tina Turner is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. She first rose to fame in the 1960s partnering with her then-husband Ike Turner, achieving great acclaim for their live performances and catalogue of hits. Later, Turner enjoyed an international solo career with her 1984 album Private Dancer earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards, including three Grammys. She went on to deliver more chart-topping albums and hits, receiving a further eight Grammy Awards and reportedly selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. The revered singer was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and has often been voted as one of the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artists of all time.Tina Turner Musical - Tina The Musical 2017

Katori Hall is a writer and performer from Memphis, Tennessee. In 2016, her play Children of Killers was performed as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. Her play The Mountaintop, premiering at Theatre503 in 2009, received a transfer to Trafalgar Studios and became the winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, and following the West End run the play opened on Broadway in October 2011 starring Samuel L Jackson and Angela Bassett. Hall’s other writing includes the award-winning Hurt Village currently in development for a feature film,Hoodoo Love, Remembrance, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!, Our Lady of Kibeho, Pussy Valley and The Blood Quilt. Earlier this month Hall was named Artistic Director of the Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis.

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Phyllida Lloyd returns to the West End where she has previously directed the world premiere of MAMMA MIA!, currently still running in London after 18 years. Her production subsequently opened on Broadway and worldwide becoming a global phenomenon before she directed a film version for Universal Pictures. More recently she has directed a Shakespeare Trilogy for the Donmar at King’s Cross – Henry IV, Julius Caesar and The Tempest, all of which were also seen in New York where she has previously directed Taming of the Shrew at The Public Theatre and Josephine and I at Joe’s Pub at The Public, a transfer from The Bush. Previously for the Donmar Warehouse she directed Mary Stuart which transferred to the Apollo Theatre and then Broadway, The Threepenny Opera and Boston Marriage. She directed Six Degrees of Separation, Hysteria and Wild East all for the Royal Court, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner with Fiona Shaw at the Old Vic Tunnels, Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Epidaurus, The Way of the World, Pericles, What the Butler Saw, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Duchess of Malfi all for the National Theatre, Artists and Admirersand The Virtuoso for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her other film credits include The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep in the role of Margaret Thatcher, and Gloriana. Lloyd has directed many productions for the Royal Opera House and English National Opera and as well as winning multiple awards for her work, in 2012 she was awarded a CBE.

TINA is produced by Stage Entertainment, Joop Van Den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner.

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A New TINA Biography?

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I, Tina 2 ? Exciting news that started with a late tweet posted last night by German journalist and author Dominik WichmannTina Turner - Dominik Wichmann - new book-2017.jpg

More than twenty years after the release of the Queen of Rock’s biography I, Tina written in collaboration with Kurt Loder and with the upcoming TINA Musical opening in London next year, it seems appropriate to finally give a follow up the 1986 memoir.

Fans have been waiting for a long time for a sequel of the best selling book, focusing on Turner’s post comeback career and since the news broke up, TINA Fans Groups are already in emulation!

Stay tune for more information on #ITina2

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Awakening Beyond: Pre-Order Now!

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Great news, the fourth album of the Beyond serie ‘Awakening Beyond’ will be released on November 10, 2017. You can already pre-order it here!

Tracklist:
1 Tina Turner, Sawani Shende Sathaye, Dima Orsho – Rain Songs
2 Mor Karbasi, Regula Curti – Be Now In Your Hands
3 Sawani Shende Sathaye, Ani Choying – Salutations
4 Mor Karbasi – Partos Trocados
5 Ani Choying – Avalokiteshvara
6 Regula Curti – Wiegenlied
7 Dima Orsho – Nini Nini
8 Sawani Shende Sathaye – Sojaa Sojaa
9 Sawani Shende Sathaye, Regula Curti – Mountain Blessing
10 Ani Choying – Lama Chenno
11 Dima Orsho, Regula Curti – One Soul
12 Dima Orsho – Tow Loves
13 Regula Curti – Caritas Abundat
14 Tina Turner, Mor Karbasi, Dima Orsho, Ani Choying – Awakening Beyond (Part 1)
15 Regula Curti – Awakening Beyond (Part 2)
16 Sawani Shende Sathaye – Awakening Beyond (Part 3)

Release Date: November 10, 2017. Pre-order here! 

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No Filter for Turner & Jagger

Retired Rock legend Tina Turner paid a special visit to the still very active Rock legends, The Rolling Stones last night in Zurich. Last time Tina attended a Stones concert was at the same location in June 2014. Aware that Tina might attend the show, some fans made the trip to the Letzigrund Stadium in hope of a suprise duet between the two icons but no luck this time! Anyway always great to see Miss T. and her old pal Mick, unfiltered and looking terrific!
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File it under TINA Museum

Tina Turner costume - Tina MuseumIn a ceremony held on September 19, 2017 at the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School in Brownsville, TN, officials from Tennessee State joined Tina Turner’s longtime friend and Executive Personal Assistant Rhonda Graam and Tina Turner Museum Executive Director Sonia Outlaw-Clark, to debut the ensemble which was personally selected by the Tennessee native and international music icon.

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“It is an honor for the Tennessee State Museum to receive this gift from Tina Turner for our museum’s collection,” says Tennessee State Museum Executive Director Ashley Howell. “As one of our state’s most famous entertainers, it is important for us to interpret her legacy as we present Tennessee’s rich music history for future generations. The State Museum values the relationship we have with Tina Turner Museum at the Flagg Grove School and with the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and looks forward to future collaborations.”

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The jacket and skirt were created by world renowned fashion designer Rifat Ozbek, a twice-awarded “Designer of the Year” winner by the British Fashion Council. His designs have been worn by Tina, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Sarah-Jessica Parker, and Kylie Minogue among many others. The items Tina selected were donned in a photoshoot for her six-time platinum Foreign Affair album with the images above captured by Herb Ritts in 1989. Released on September 13, 1989, the album featured what would become signature hits “The Best,” “Steamy Windows,” and “I Don’t Wanna Lose You.”

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Fans can view Tina’s outfit on temporary display at the Tina Turner Museum throughout the 2017 Tina Turner Heritage Days (TTHD) this Friday, September 22
to Sunday, September 24, before it is sent to the Tennessee State Museum.

The 2017 TTHD will feature tours to Tina’s hometown of Nutbush, TN, a Q&A with former Ikette Miss Robbie Montgomery of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Sweetie Pie’s and a performance at Tina’s former high school Carver High by Las Vegas Diva Larry Edwards (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous). More information and tickets can be purchased HERE!

 

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TINA The Musical: Book Now!

2. Tina Art Work.JPGGot my tickets!  Thanks to priority booking from the people at Tina, The Musical, fans can already book their seats for the show! Use the code ‘Tinafirst‘ to get early access to booking! After a few stressful minutes on the website, I finally got my hands on tickets for Opening Night and the following show! TINA, The Musical will open for preview(s) at the Aldwych Theatre in London on March 21st 2018. The official Premiere will take place April 17, 2018 (not on sale yet). The Aldwych Theatre is currently closed and undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration and refurbishment programme to return the theatre to its original 1905 grandeur.

Tina Turner - Erwin Bach - Roger Davies - London 2017 TINA The Musical Workshop.pngTina Turner - TINA The Musical - London 2018.jpgTINA says the hunt for the actress to portray her continues:

She will definitely have to be able to sing,’ she says, ‘even if she can’t dance. But she will dance, because the choreographer (Anthony van Laast) of the show will be able to pull it out of her!
‘We’re not pushing that she has to be pretty; but she has to be in shape. She can’t be fat.’

Read more from this  extensive new interview TINA gave to Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail.

General sale for TINA The Musical will start here on September 22, 2017.

Sign up to TINA The Musical Newsletter for all the latest infos and to get access to priority sales!

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TTHD17: Coming Soon!

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The annual Tina Turner Heritage Days are coming in a few days, September 22-24th 2017! Sonia Outlaw-Clark, the lady behind the Tina Turner Museum, and her dynamic team will once again welcome TINA fans from all over the world and they came up with a great program for everybody to enjoy!

From the ‘T3 Mystery Tour‘ to the visit of Nutbush through some ‘Tinaoke‘ the weekend promises to be full of fun and surprises! Check out the ‘Weekend Schedule’ on the Heritage Days Website . Moreover, you don’t want to miss Miss Robbie Montgomery, former Ikette and star of the TV show ‘Welcome To Sweetie Pies’ who will also attend the weekend, do a Q&A session with fans and sign her new cookbook!

Climax of this 2017 TINA Heritage Days, Saturday night! With a special dinner & concert at Carver High Gym where TINA played basketball when she was a young girl (I can tell you you can still feel the energy). With performances from legendary TINA impersonator Larry Edward, Blues band Elmo & The Shades and super fans ‘Jarid & The Heartaches‘, it’s going to be a rockin’ evenin’!

Tina Turner Heritage Days 2017 .jpgAnd if you needed one more reason to convince you, any TINA fan should see from his own eyes the TINA Museum and why in itself, it is a full circle representation for Tina; The land where the small school for African American girls that little Anna Mae and her sister attended was donated by an ancestor of the family, allowing Black children from this area to have access to education. And that same one-room school where Tina learned how to read & write would, years later, be transferred from her original location near Nutbush to Brownsville, undergoing drastic transformations to become the Tina Turner Museum. It now holds memorabilia and precious artefacts from Tina’s amazing career. Watch this clip below, featuring Tina Turner on the TV special African Americans Lifes 2, to learn more about the rich history behind this piece of landmark!

Some activities require pre-registration. Check out this page for more information. Tickets and packages available for purchase online or at the door.
Dinner & Concert tickets require pre-purchase.
Call 731-779-9000, or email here for more details or questions.

You can support the TINA Museum by making a donation here  (Tax Deductible for our US friends)

 

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TINA78: Coming November

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We are back!
TINA77 was a fantastic gathering again (a big thanks again to all of you who showed up and made it a success) that we definitely can’t stop now! So one more time, TINA Fans from all around the world will gather in Amsterdam to celebrate TINA78 on November 24 – 25, 2017. Again, this is an event organized by fans for fans and Miss Turner won’t attend the event.

We had such a great show last year with Nurlaila Karim that we thought we couldn’t beat it. So this year, we hired our own DJ and we’ll dance all night to TINA music during our Saturday Night Party at the DHZ Zaalverhuur. TINA fans will also gather starting Friday Evening at Het Badhuis with nice food, great friends and fans from all over the world and TINA videos & music!

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TINA Musical News

Tina Turner - Tina The Musical - Logo Poster - 2017pgA new email from the people of TINA, The Musical including a new photo of Queen Tina Turner! Here is what they had they to tell us:

Development of the musical is now in full swing, and as we head into the summer we have lots of exclusive updates to share with you.

Director Phyllida Lloyd recently met with Tina to discuss bringing the musical to stage – see the below exclusive image just for you! – and work on our official website is almost complete!

If that wasn’t enough, we have an exclusive preview of our official TINA Musical artwork coming for you VERY soon. Sneak peek for you below!

Make sure to tell all your family and friends to sign up too via TinaTheMusical.com, so they don’t miss out.

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