I know this title sounds pretty adventurous since the musical is only one week old and still in previews but these are the words of Joop Van Den Ende! The producer of TINA, The Musical was on Dutch TV last night talking about the Opening Night of ‘TINA’ last Wednesday in London and his desire to see the show opening in Broadway. A couple of Dutch online newspaper even already published articles entitled: TINA The Musical, after London, New York!
Which was Mr Van Den Ende first intention until Tina put her feet down. According to Tina and in Joop’s words, the Queen of Rock has the (strange) feeling that she is not popular anymore in the USA hence her desire to see the show opening in Europe. Her initial attention tells Joop was to have the show opening in Germany in honour or her husband Erwin Bach. But the producer got her to change her mind and consensus was reached on London where Tina has always been ultra popular.
The Dutch producer revealed a bit more about the show (video above) and how shocked he was by the amount of fans who had flown from across the world and their enthusiasm. Our TINA Family never disappoint, we’ll always be there for the Queen and we were amazed by the quality of the show!
By the look on Joop’s face while mentioning the show and the reaction it got on its first evening, he seems confident that the musical will be a tremendous hit and will travel the world with an almost certain residence in Broadway. A little bird told Tina Turner Blog that the show might already open next year in Hamburg, Germany… To be confirmed…
And since the start of previews, articles have been flowing in British newspapers. The most notable probably coming the Guardian: Tina Turner Rock’N’Roll Revolutionary.
Miss Warren, who plays the role of TINA in the Musical also made headlines and made a terrific impression on the most difficult critics: the fans.
Gracing the cover of The Telegraph dressed in the iconic 1984 TINA’s look, Adrienne told more about her preparation for the part in Hello Magazine with an exclusive interview.
More reviews will come after Press Night on April 17 and the official opening of the show.