Hope Adrienne gets a ton of raves!
Deadline seems mixed/ positive. Love For Broadway’s Newest Star’s Got A Lot To Do With It
Variety is a rave This hit London musical about Tina Turner takes Broadway by storm.
Hollywood Reporter is positive, but points out story telling issues in Act 2, and weird staging... says that Warren’s performance makes up for all the flaws in the end. 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical': Theater Review
NY Times positive on Warren, and that's it.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/theater/tina-turner-musical-review.html
I, personally, thought Ain't Too Proud earlier this year was a FAR weaker show with a FAR weaker book than TINA. Yet that somehow got a Critic's Pick and praise for the (at best) subpar book?
Maybe this becomes the next jukebox musical hit? There's really only been Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia & Beautiful. As long as there's a strong actress to play Tina, I think this will be a hot ticket for several years.
Vulture is unimpressed with the book, but otherwise positive.https://www.vulture.com/2019/11/theater-review-broadways-tina-the-tina-turner-musical.html
I guess Lloyd knows what she's doing. I loved the ad campaign, and I'm excited to see it.
Also saw it in London- and loved it. One of the best jukebox musicals- aside from Beautiful- ever, IMO. And I loved the book- it was Tina's life story- period. I don't get the quibbling over the book- it was straight out a biography- no more and no less. And Warren captures Tina in an amazing performance- and let us not forget the choreography with those Ikettes dancing up a storm-and dressed to the nines in 1960's disco duds- great show, great performances- I highly recommend- for what that is worth- lol.
I totally forgot that Dawnn Lewis is in this. I love her and now will definitely try to get in to see it. Already wanted to see Warren.
BWAY Baby2 said: "I don't get the quibbling over the book- itwas straight out a biography- no more and no less."I think that IS the problem for many people? It's just... and then this happened, and then this happened...This just seems like The Cher Show to me? It's not great, but you need to see the lead person who plays the famous person.
I'm glad the show is getting pretty good reviews. I loved it. I can't wait to see it again, hopefully after the holidays.
haterobics said: "BWAY Baby2 said: "I don't get the quibbling over the book- itwas straight out a biography- no more and no less."I think that IS the problem for many people? It's just... and then this happened, and then this happened...This just seems like The Cher Show to me? It's not great, but you need to see the lead person who plays the famous person."I loved The Cher Show (other than thinking it ran long and could have used some edits) and I love Warren so I'm down. I missed it when I was in London because it was entirely sold out. Also, the Vulture review seems to make the point that it's NOT just a straight out biography. Unless you think plot devices like a child-self and ghosts happen in everyone's real life.
Somewhat related to the topic but can someone tell me why BWW photographers take THE closest possible photos of cast members/red carpet attendees? Drives me nuts.
I had a great time when I saw this last year in the west end. Took my ma who is a huge Tina fan! Adrienne Warren is just superb. I agree with some people about the book being weak - parts of the script certainly felt a bit clunky to me, but for me the energy and the songs outweighed any quibbles about that.
Miles2Go2 said: "I’m very much looking forward to this. I’m hoping I can see it week of January 6th during a work trip." Adrienne Warren will perform as Tina Turner Tuesday through Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will perform as Tina Turner on Wednesday and Saturday matinees.
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