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After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status. Tina ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: November 26, 1939 (82)

Bio:
After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status. Tina ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2021]
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[West End, 2018]
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: Adrienne Warren poses after the re-opening night of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on October 8, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: Adrienne Warren poses after the re-opening night of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on October 8, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: Adrienne Warren poses after the re-opening night of  Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: Adrienne Warren poses after the re-opening night of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on October 8, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

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[West End, 2021]
Associate Producer

[West End, 2018]
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Tina Turner Biography

After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status.

Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, in Haywood County, Tennessee, to Zelma Priscilla (Currie) and Floyd Richard Bullock. Her family were sharecroppers. Tina was raised in the segregated South. She and her elder sister were abandoned by their sparring parents early on, and were then raised by their grandparents. After her grandmother's death, she eventually moved to St. Louis, Missouri to reunite with her mother. This opened up a whole new world of R&B nightclubs to the precocious 16-year-old. Called up to sing on-stage with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm in 1956, she displayed a natural talent for performing which the band leader was keen to develop. Soon, Anna Mae's aspirations of a nursing career were forgotten and she began to hang around with the group. When the singer booked to record "A Fool in Love" failed to turn up for the session, Ike drafted in Anna Mae to provide the vocal with the intention of removing it later. However, once he heard her spine-tingling performance of the song, he soon changed his plans. He changed her name to Tina Turner and when the record became a hit, Tina became a permanent fixture in Ike's band and his quest for international stardom. One thing led to another: they were married in Mexico between the births of Tina's two sons - the first a result of an earlier relationship with a musician, the second with Ike.

Before too long the Ike and Tina Turner Revue was tearing up large and small R&B and soul venues throughout the early and mid-1960s. The hits were relatively few, but the unsurpassed energy and excitement generated by the live stage show (read: Tina) made the Revue a solid touring act, along with the likes of James Brown and Ray Charles. Their greatest attempt to "cross over" came in 1966 with the historic recording of the Phil Spector production, "River Deep, Mountain High". While it was a commercial flop in the United States, it was a monster hit in Europe - and the start of Tina's European superstar status, which never faded during her long stint of relative obscurity in America in the late 1970s. The Revue entered that decade as a top touring and recording act, with Tina becoming more and more recognized as the star power behind the group's international success. Ike, while having been justly described as an excellent musician, a shrewd businessman and the initial "brains" behind the Revue, was also described (by Tina and others) as a violent, drug-addicted wife-beater who was not above frequently knocking Tina (and other women) around both publicly and privately. Despite hits such as "Proud Mary" and Tina's self-penned "Nutbush City Limits", further mainstream success eluded the group and Ike blamed Tina. After years of misery and a failed suicide attempt, Tina finally had enough in July 1976, when she fled the marriage (and the Revue) with the now-famous 36 cents and a Mobil gasoline credit card.

Tina, now nearing 40, endured a long and, at times, humiliating trek back to superstardom through working many substandard gigs and performing a repertoire of current Top 40 hits and old Ike & Tina tunes in hotel ballrooms and supper clubs. She now admits she was having the time of her life at this point, simply putting together her own show and performing. She refused to wrangle for a settlement from the divorce, despite being in huge debt to all the tour promoters she had let down by fleeing the Revue. After an appearance on Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights (1980), Tina - in a wise business move - persuaded Newton-John's management team to take her on. With Roger Davies at her side, Tina's profile began to rise, and performances alongside the likes of Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones introduced her to the rock market she so wanted to pursue.

The European release of her cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" in 1983 was a major turning point in Tina's career. The record hit #6 in the British chart and Capitol Records were soon demanding a full album. "Private Dancer" was hurriedly produced in England in two weeks flat. The rest is rock and roll history. The next single - "What's Love Got to Do with It?" - became Tina's first #1 single the following year and the album hung around the Top 10 for months, spawning two further hits. At the 1985 Grammy Awards, her astonishing comeback was recognized with nominations in the rock, R&B and pop categories and rewarded with four trophies. Since that time, the successes have just kept coming: a starring role in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985); duets with Bryan Adams, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger amongst others; several sell-out world tours; a string of hit albums and awards; a bestselling autobiography, "I, Tina"; and the blockbuster biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) chronicling her life.

After her "Twenty Four Seven Millenium Tour" in 2000, Tina announced she would retire from the concert stage, but continue to record and play live on a smaller scale. Four years later, at age 65, she released a career retrospective entitled "All the Best" featuring new recordings, and reached #2 in the American album chart, her highest ever placing for an album there. She ended 2005 as one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, the highest form of recognition of excellence in the arts in America. Despite changing the direction of her working life, she will always be remembered as a dynamic live performer and recording artist, able to thrill audiences like no other woman in music history. Tina Turner is the undisputed Queen of Rock and Roll.




Tina Turner News

El Teatro Musical Que Viene: Temporada 2022/2023 Photo El Teatro Musical Que Viene: Temporada 2022/2023
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 9, 2022

Como cada a√Īo, vamos calentando motores ya que en breve llega la nueva temporada de teatro musical. Repasamos los espect√°culos que llenar√°n las carteleras en nuestro pa√≠s en 2022/2023. ¬°Echa un vistazo a todos estos t√≠tulos!

Words From the Wings: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Khalifa White on How She Bonds With Her Photo Words From the Wings: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Khalifa White on How She Bonds With Her Castmates Backstage, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

We're chatting with Khalifa White of Little Shop of Horrors, who told us about how she bonds with the others in the girls' dressing room, and more! Check out her answers here!

Photos: Megan Thee Stallion Makes Guest Appearance in P-VALLEY on Starz
by Michael Major - Aug 8, 2022

Check out photos from from Megan Thee Stallion‚Äôs appearance in last night‚Äôs penultimate episode of ‚ÄúP-Valley‚ÄĚ season two. The Grammy winner, who also wrote and recorded the original song featured in the episode, entitled ‚ÄúGet It On The Floor,‚ÄĚ was seen in the role of Tina Snow on the critically acclaimed STARZ drama.

DRAG DIVAS Comes to the West End This Autumn Photo DRAG DIVAS Comes to the West End This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

A brand-new drag party show (…with balls!) is coming to the West End this autumn.  Presented by The Entertainment Providers, Drag Divas is London’s newest, sparkliest party!  This one-of-a-kind show will entertain and delight at Rialto Casino’s Backstage Bar, Leicester Square for a strictly limited season from 6th October to 30th October 2022.

Stephanie Berry, Anthony Lee Medina & More to Star in THE BANDAGED PLACE Roundabout U Photo Stephanie Berry, Anthony Lee Medina & More to Star in THE BANDAGED PLACE Roundabout Underground World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The cast has been announced for the Roundabout Underground world premiere of the bandaged place by Harrison David Rivers. The cast includes Stephanie Berry as ‚ÄúGeraldine Irby,‚ÄĚ Jake Ryan Lozano as ‚ÄúSam Yates,‚ÄĚ Sasha Camille Manuel as ‚ÄúElla Irby,‚ÄĚ Anthony Lee Medina as ‚ÄúRuben Torres,‚ÄĚ Jhardon Dishon Milton as ‚ÄúJonah Irby.‚ÄĚ

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/31/22 Photo Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/31/22
by - Aug 2, 2022

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/31/2022.

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jac Photo Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jackson, Danielle Brooks and More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan, who will alternate the role of Maretha. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA  Photo VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA on Broadway
by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

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 ‚Ä" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Comes to Sydney in May 2023 Photo TINA ‚Ä" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Comes to Sydney in May 2023
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

Produced by TEG DAINTY in special collaboration with Stage Entertainment, Tali Pelman and Tina Turner, the musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race to become the global Queen of Rock n' Roll. TINA ‚Äď THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity. ¬†

The Winter Park Playhouse Presents Carlene Mitchell's Queen Divas Tribute: A Treasure Photo The Winter Park Playhouse Presents Carlene Mitchell's Queen Divas Tribute: A Treasured Tribute to Whitney Houston And More
by Grace Cutler - Jul 30, 2022

A Treasured Tribute to Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, and Natalie Cole on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Tina Turner Videos

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA  VideoVIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA on Broadway
by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

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!

Watch: The Broadway Sinfonietta & Solea Pfeiffer Perform 'You're Gonna Hear From Me' VideoWatch: The Broadway Sinfonietta & Solea Pfeiffer Perform 'You're Gonna Hear From Me'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022

The Broadway Sinfonietta and Sony Masterworks Broadway have released a new single, ‚ÄúYou‚Äôre Gonna Hear From Me,‚ÄĚ performed by Solea Pfeiffer, available now on all digital service providers. Watch them perform perform it in the recording studio here!

VIDEO: First Look at LIFT at Southwark Playhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look at LIFT at Southwark Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2022

Gartland Productions and producer Chris Maguire have released the trailer for LIFT, which is currently playing at the Southwark Playhouse until Saturday 18th June 2022. 

BWW Exclusive: Adrienne Warren Sings With the HELPSTERS on Apple TV+ VideoBWW Exclusive: Adrienne Warren Sings With the HELPSTERS on Apple TV+
by Michael Major - May 25, 2022

Watch an exclusive first look at Adrienne Warren as Concert Consuela in the upcoming third season of Helpsters, featuring a performance with the show's 'Scatterdays' for their 'Concert on the Corner.' The new season will also feature James Monroe Iglehart, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Christian Borle, André De Shields, Krysta Rodriguez, and more.

VIDEO: On the Red Carpet of The National Lottery's Big Night of Musicals VideoVIDEO: On the Red Carpet of The National Lottery's Big Night of Musicals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 26, 2022

For one night only, The National Lottery brought the biggest shows from the world of musical theatre together in Manchester for a spectacular celebration that will be aired on BBC One this Saturday (29th January 2022).

VIDEO: See a Sneak Peek of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY'S BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS VideoVIDEO: See a Sneak Peek of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY'S BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 25, 2022

For one night only, The National Lottery brought the biggest shows from the world of musical theatre together in Manchester for a spectacular celebration that will be aired on BBC One this Saturday (29th January 2022). 

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2022

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

VIDEO: Meet TINA's Pint-Sized Powerhouse, Skye Dakota Turner VideoVIDEO: Meet TINA's Pint-Sized Powerhouse, Skye Dakota Turner
by Candace Cordelia - Jan 23, 2022

A new Broadway year has officially begun and BroadwayWorld is excited kick off 2022 with exclusive interviews with our brand new correspondent, Candace Cordelia. Below, watch as Candace checks in with a small (but mighty) Tina Turner- Skye Dakota Turner, who plays Young Anna Mae in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & TINA Cast Perform on the WENDY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & TINA Cast Perform on the WENDY SHOW
by Michael Major - Dec 9, 2021

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and the cast of Tina: the Tina Turner Musical took to the stage on the Wendy Show this morning to perform 'Proud Mary'. Obi-Melekwe was later joined by guest-hosts Leah Remini and Michele Visage for an interview after the performance.