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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

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TINA The Musical: Official Announcement

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Tina Turner in London, TINA The Musical Workshop – December 2016

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.

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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 March 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 at Dutch Musical Awards

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Tina Turner made her first tv appearance since 2013 tonight at the Dutch Musical Awards as a special surprise for producer Joop Van Den Ende. The 76 years old singer appeared in great form and gave an a special award to Joop for his achievement in the Dutch musical business for the past 50 years. It turned out that Iris van den Ende, the daughter of Joop and Janine van den Ende, arranged that Tina Turner would come to present the award to Joop! 

Joop Van den Ende is currently preparing a musical about Tina Turner’s life.


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TINA The Musical: Curtain Opens 2018

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UPDATED DECEMBER 2016: READ TINA THE MUSICAL OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE 

Dutch musical producer and business man Joop van den Ende has announced he will collaborate with Tina Turner on a musical production of her life. He just revealed the first details about the show this evening on Dutch television. For several years, Joop has been negotiating with Tina, visiting her several times in Zurich. Last weekend, the contract was finally signed, when Tina and her husband Erwin Bach visited Joop and his wife at their home in The Netherlands.

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TINA Musical Project

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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 Blog Interview: Emi Wokoma

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Photo: Margot de Heide

From fitness instructor to performing in front of 20,000 people as Tina Turner: what a difference a year makes. Emi Wokoma had such year. In April of 2012, Emi took on the role of Tina Turner in the West End musical ‘Soul Sister’. Since then, the musical went on to become one of the biggest hits of the theater season. Starting with several months at the Hackney Empire and the Savoy Theatre, the show then went on the road throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands. The spectacle was unanimously applauded by the press: every reviewer especially praised the musical’s lead performer. This eventually lead to Emi being asked to perform a concert as Tina Turner, this December in the Netherlands, in front of 20,000 people. It will be the biggest Tina tribute concert ever organized. The Tina Turner Blog had an exclusive interview with Emi.

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Soul Sister musical coming to the continent!

The musical Soul Sister, based on the music and life of Ike & Tina Turner  than opened at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End on August 20 (and got fantastic reviews) is coming to the Netherlands. The performances are scheduled at the World Forum Theater in Den Haag, from December 28, 2012 until January 16, 2013! We will keep you inform if other dates are added, in The Netherlands or anywhere else in Europe!

Tickets on sale here.

Dutch website for the musical.

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Soul Sister opens at West End’s Savoy Theatre tonight

Tonight, the musical Soul Sister, based on the music and life of Ike & Tina Turner will open at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. The musical had a previous, very succesful run at the Hackney Empire, and has now been moved to the center of London’s theater scene! The musical will play at the theater from August 20 until September 29, with the official premiere taking place this Thursday, August 23. The show got great reviews during its previous run – see our posts here and here. If you haven’t seen it yet – you can buy tickets on this website.

After its stand at the Savoy Theatre, the spectacle will go on the road through the UK and Ireland. Continue reading for all the dates of the Soul Sister tour.

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Ike & Tina musical ‘Soul Sister’ moves to the West End (updated)

Soul Sister, the musical based on the life of Tina Turner, featuring many of Ike & Tina’s and Tina’s solo hits, will move the Savoy Theatre on London’s West End. The musical premiered in April of this year at Hackney Empire to excellent reviews. The original run ended at the beginning of this month, but today it was announced that the musical will return! It will open on August 23 and will run through (at least) September 29. For more information, visit the press release at Playbill.com. Curious? You can check out the review that Jamie wrote for our blog after the opening night of the musical.

Update:

The musical will also come to Ireland! From October 15 – October 20, you can see the show at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. Tickets ranging from € 20 – € 48 are on sale now, for more information visit this website. Thanks to David for notifying us!

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