TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the brand-new musical revealing the life of the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner. From her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee to her transformation into a global rock ‘n roll star, defining the bounds of racism, sexism, and ageism, this is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity. Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is presented in association with Tina Turner herself, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. Book your tickets for TINA at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans now!
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in the town of Nutbush, Tennessee. Rising to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, the musicals first half focuses on this difficult period of her life as she battles with a difficult and abusive relationship. The second half of the show reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to become the global Queen of Rock n’ Roll, and one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards, which include 8 competitive awards, 3 Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. She is the first black artist and first female to be on the cover of Rolling Stone, with the magazine ranking her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. A star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and she is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021.
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical was workshopped in 2016 with Tina Turner herself. The creative team of the musical consists of Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins as writers of the book, Phyllida Lloyd as the director, Mark Thompson as set and costume designer, Anthony van Laast as choreographer and Nicholas Skilbeck as musical supervisor. Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins wrote the early draft of the book, with Katori Hall taking over partway through development. The show premiered on London’s West End in March 2018, at the Aldwych Theatre and was nominated for three Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best Musical, eventually winning Best Actor in 2019. TINA then moved to Broadway, opening in October 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning Best Performance by a Leading Actress in 2020.
Review for Variety by Marilyn Stasio
“”Now, that’s what I call a Broadway show!” That’s what the stranger sitting next to me at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater yelled into my ear at the roof-raising finale of “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” I’d say he nailed it. Call “Tina” a jukebox musical or a bio-musical or anything you want to call it, but above all, this is one fine specimen in the best showbiz tradition of the Great Big Broadway Musical. The music is fantastic, the staging is deluxe, the central figure is a cultural icon and the lead performer, Adrienne Warren, is sensational.”Variety
Experience Tina Turner’s triumphant story live on Broadway at the exhilarating, undeniable mega hit: TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL.
Celebrate the unstoppable woman that dared to dream fiercely, shatter barriers, and conquer the world—against all odds. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters.