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Melekwe starred as “Tina” in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical on the West End. She made her Broadway debut as Tina Turner (at some performances). She recently appeared in Alice By Heart (MCC) and Half Time (Papermill Playhouse). TV: “Bull” (CBS) and “Smilf” (Showtime). Nkeki graduated from the University of Michigan in 2018.

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Nkeki Obi-Melekwe STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Tina Turner [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2019
Tina Turner (Alternate)

MCC Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018

[St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017

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Interview: Tina Landau On Collaborating With Idina Menzel On REDWOOD & More

Redwood, the new musical starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel is now on stage in its World Premiere production at La Jolla Playhouse, where it will run through March 31st, 2024. We spoke with director Tina Landau about collaborating with Menzel and bringing Redwood Forest to life on stage.

Video: Watch Idina Menzel Climb Trees and Buildings in Preparation for REDWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse

Watch Idina Menzel and Tina Landau discuss climbing trees and buildings in preparation for REDWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse (and see footage) here!

Performances Begin Tonight for REDWOOD World Premiere Starring Idina Menzel at La Jolla Playhouse

Redwood, the new musical starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, begins its World Premiere engagement at La Jolla Playhouse. Learn more about this new show, and learn how to purchase tickets.

De'Adre Aziza, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Zachary Noah Piser & More Join Idina Menzel-Led REDWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse

The complete cast and creative team has been revealed for Redwood starring Idina Menzel. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos at Joe's Pub with The Skivvies & More

Joe’s Pub has announced upcoming shows fom October 18 - November 7. Join The Spooky Celebration With The Fourth Annual Bowery Boys Halloween Ghost Story Live Show, shows From Renee Goust & Epic Players, plus more. 

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Samantha Williams and More Set For Broadway Sings Beyoncé at (le) Poisson Rouge

The acclaimed Broadway Sings tribute series has announced the lineup for its next concert experience, Broadway Sings Beyoncé. On August 27 at 7:30pm, a cast of Broadway stars including Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (Tina), Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Samantha Williams (Caroline, Or Change), will belt out original arrangements of the hits of the pop superstar Beyoncé, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra at the downtown music venue (le) Poisson Rouge.

Two Broadway Shows Take Final Bows Today

On August 14, 2022, Broadway says goodbye to two Tony-nominated productions. Tina- The Tina Turner Musical will conclude its run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre following 27 preview performances and 482 regular performances, and POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive wraps up at the Shubert Theatre following 18 previews and 126 regular performances.

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA on Broadway

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe appeared on Good Morning America to discuss starring as Tina Turner in TINA: the Tina Turner Musical on Broadway. During the interview, Obi-Melekwe revealed what she has learned from playing Tina Turner on Broadway, which songs are her favorite, and what's next for her. Watch the new video interview now!

TINA �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Will Play Final Broadway Performance in August

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will play its final performance at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Get all of the details on the show's closing plus on the show's tour.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Manhattan Theatre Club Spring Gala

Manhattan Theatre Club held its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 23 at Cipriani 42nd Street honoring Bobbie Olsen, a former member of Manhattan Theatre Club's Board of Directors. The Gala featured performances by the casts of many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including Company, Girl From the North Country, MJ, Mrs. Doubtfire, Paradise Square, Six, Tina and more.

Katie Webber Will Take Over the Role of 'Rhonda' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

Katie Webber will step into the role of 'Rhonda' in Broadway's TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL beginning Tuesday, April 12 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Sara Bareilles & Jennifer Nettles Perform at International Women's Day Benefit Concert

Live Nation Women collaborated with Girls With Impact to produce the first-ever virtual concert event for International Women's Day.

Photos: See Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in New Images From TINA �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, starring Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, is currently on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th Street).

TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces New Block Of Tickets On Sale Now

A new block of tickets for Broadway's TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is now on sale for performances through Sunday, November 20, 2022.

NaTasha Yvette Williams Will Star as 'Zelma' in TINA on Broadway Beginning February 4

NaTasha Yvette Williams will assume the role of “Zelma” beginning Friday, February 4, 2022 in the smash hit TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). 

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings

Go behind the scenes with TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's Hair and Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings with current star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe!

Jen Namoff Launches Namoff & Company - A Full-Service Talent Management & Production Company

 Jen Namoff, the industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience, today announced the formation of Namoff & Company, a bi-coastal, full-service Talent Management & Production Company representing clients across television, film, music, and theater. 

Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Take Over the Role of 'Ike' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

Nick Rashad Burroughs has been seen on Broadway in Kinky Boots and King Kong and in the National Tour of Something  Rotten!. His EP “Groove Machine” featuring the Pop Smash Radio Award-nominated single “Tonight” is available on all  music platforms. 

TINA �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Resume on Broadway December 26

Merry Christmas! TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL will resume performances tomorrow at 2PM at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

TINA Cancels Broadway Performances Through December 24

BroadwayWorld has just learned that TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL  has canceled performances through Friday, December 24. Shows are set to resume on Saturday, December 25.


Nkeki Obi-Melekwe has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe's first West End show was Tina - The Tina Turner Musical which opened in 2021

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