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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.”Tina Turner - Adrienne Warren - Tina The Musical - 2017

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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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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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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TINA The Musical: A first look

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Great surprise today with a first sneak peek  behind the scene from  TINA, The Musical! Opening in 2018 in London. Are you excited?! We are!

Rehearsals are still in progress, TINA The Musical will hit London’s West End in 2018. Get all the latest info on the musical via their Twitter & Facebook.

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TINA in studio

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It’s a picture we would like to see more often: TINA in a recording studio! Taken last December in Zurich, Tina looks radiant and appears very concentrated on her message! But don’t get your hopes too high, Miss Tina isn’t recording a new rock album, she is just putting her voice again on a few tracks for the upcoming Beyond album due to be released later this year. Apart from that, it’s been very quiet lately, TINA, The Musical is still in development and the first newsletter should arrive soon! Until then here’s a couple of new photos posted by the musical team on social networks.

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A Message from TINA

Tina Turner Musical - London 2018 .jpgA new musical based on music legend Tina Turner’s life story is now in development:

“To me this is big, this is what will get people’s attention, and in order to make it as good as possible I must be involved”.

Tina pictured with director Phyllida Lloyd and Adrienne Warren who performed the role of Tina Turner at the recent workshop of the musical. Get closer to Tina’s journey, sign up now!

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Phyllida Lloyd – Tina Turner – Adrienne Warren

Source Twitter:  TINA The Musical

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TINA The Musical: Official Announcement

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We talked about it for months (even decades among TINA Titans) and today it is finally official! TINA The Musical, will hit London’s West End in 2018. A special website has been launched for the occasion: TINA The Musical. Check it out & subscribe to the mailing list!
Moreover, here is a message from TINA herself:

We have been working on the musical for over a year now and today I am delighted to be able to share our news as we begin the next chapter of our journey. It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling. London has always had a very special place in my heart and it’s wonderful to be back.

Stay tuned for updates & follow TINA The Musical on Twitter & Facebook 

Visit & subscribe to TINA, The Musical

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TINA The Musical: Opens 2018


UPDATED DECEMBER 2016. READ TINA THE MUSICAL OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE 

Exciting news for all TINA fans,  Joop Van Den Ende, the producer of the TINA Musical, confirmed that workshops for the Musical will start on December 16 of this year and that the Musical will premiere in London in 2018! We can’t wait to know more about this and of course to experience it! See you all there!

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TINA Musical Project

UPDATED DECEMBER 2016. READ TINA THE MUSICAL OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

Queen has “We Will Rock You”, Abba has “Mama Mia”, Gloria Estefan just launched her “Get on Your Feet” show…. Musical blockbusters!
Tina Turner’s life has already been portrayed a few times on stage but never a big dimension project. However it seems like things are going to change… After years of mentioning it in several interviews, a real project with an official involvement from Tina herself will probably see the light of the day in the near future thanks to Dutch theatrical producer Joop Van Den Ende.

If it does happen that means that Tina will also get involved in promoting the musical in some sort of way so that’s something to look forward to!
Thanks to DJ for the info!

Video from Dutch RTL Boulevard here. 

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Tina Turner – Easy As Life song & interview – 1999

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, sometimes known as the “Concept Album”, was released in 1999 in advance of the theatrical production, and features Elton performing the music along with a number of pop stars, including Tina Turner, Sting, Shania Twain, The Spice Girls. It also included Heather Headley and Sherie René Scott, both of whom went on to reprise their roles in the original Broadway production the following year.

Continue reading to listen to the song and for watch Tina talk about recording.

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