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Bio:
Leandra Ellis-Gaston is delighted to be making her Broadway debut in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. Graduate of AMDA Los Angeles. 1st National: Beautiful. International: Hair. Regional: Memphis, Dreamgirls, Hairspray and Once on this Island. Endless gratitude to God, Telsey & Co., The Carry ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Leandra Ellis-Gaston is delighted to be making her Broadway debut in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. Graduate of AMDA Los Angeles. 1st National: Beautiful. International: Hair. Regional: Memphis, Dreamgirls, Hairspray and Once on this Island. Endless gratitude to God, Telsey & Co., The Carry ... (read complete bio)
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings Photo VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2022

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

Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Take Over the Role of 'Ike' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSI Photo Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Take Over the Role of 'Ike' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2022

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 â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Resume on Broadway December 26 Photo TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Resume on Broadway December 26
by Robert Diamond - Dec 25, 2021

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 Photo TINA Cancels Broadway Performances Through December 24
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 21, 2021

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.

TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Cancels Performances From Dec 17 Through Dec 20 Photo TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Cancels Performances From Dec 17 Through Dec 20
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

The following performances of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL are being canceled due to the detection of breakthrough COVID cases within the Broadway company: Friday, 12/17 (8pm) Saturday, 12/18 (2pm and 8pm) Sunday, 12/19 (3pm) Monday, 12/20 (8pm).

Tonight's Performance of TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Canceled Due to Positive Co Photo Tonight's Performance of TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Canceled Due to Positive Covid Tests Results in the Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2021

Tonight’s performance of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL (Thursday, December 16 at 7pm) is being canceled due to positive Covid-19 test results within the Broadway company.

Photos: First Look at Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in TINA on Broadway Photo Photos: First Look at Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in TINA on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 29, 2021

Tina- The Tina Turner Musical, which is currently running on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, welcomed a new leading lady earlier this month. Check out new photos of Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and company.

VIDEO: Casts of TINA Celebrate Tina Turner's Birthday from Around the World Photo VIDEO: Casts of TINA Celebrate Tina Turner's Birthday from Around the World
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 26, 2021

It's Tina Turner's birthday! The casts of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical have come together from around the world to celebrate the icon's birthday.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Begins Performances in TINA Tonight On Broadway Photo Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Begins Performances in TINA Tonight On Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is an original Broadway cast member of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, which marks her Broadway debut, after drawing rave reviews for her portrayal of the iconic Tina Turner in the West End production.

Photos: Tony Winner Adrienne Warren Leads TINA Back to Broadway Photo Photos: Tony Winner Adrienne Warren Leads TINA Back to Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 9, 2021

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL officially reopened at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) last night, October 8, 2021.

TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces Digital Ticket Lottery Photo TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces Digital Ticket Lottery
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's digital lottery will open at 9AM the day before the performance and closed at 3PM the day before the performance. Learn how to get digital lotto tickets no.

VIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals Photo VIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2021

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is rollin' back to Broadway! Rehearsals are underway for the Tony-nominated hit, which is led by Adrienne Warren in the title role, with Daniel J. Watts as Ike, Dawnn Lewis as Zelma, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner at some performances, Tony Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna and Jessica Rush as Rhonda.

VIDEO: Adrienne Warren Performs 'Private Dancer' from TINA on THE TONIGHT SHOW Photo VIDEO: Adrienne Warren Performs 'Private Dancer' from TINA on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 15, 2021

Broadway Week continued this evening on The Tonight Show! As Jimmy Fallon announced last week, the show will be celebrating Broadway's return during each episode this week. Next up, Adrienne Warren sang Private Dancer, which Fallon requested last week!

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Will Star in TINA Beginning November 2; Adrienne Warren Departs Oct Photo Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Will Star in TINA Beginning November 2; Adrienne Warren Departs October 31
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 10, 2021

Stage Entertainment, James L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner, have announced that Tina - The Tina Turner Musical will star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in the title role  beginning Tuesday, November 2, 2021. An original Broadway cast member, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe played Tina in the West End production and plays Tina at certain performances in the Broadway production as the Tina alternate.  

TINA to Return to Broadway with Daniel J. Watts, Dawnn Lewis, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and M Photo TINA to Return to Broadway with Daniel J. Watts, Dawnn Lewis, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and More; Additional Casting Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021

Additional casting has been announced for the Broadway return of Best Musical Tony Award nominee Tina – The Tina Turner Musical!

Broadway's Black Voices of the Future Concert Streams Tonight Photo Broadway's Black Voices of the Future Concert Streams Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2021

Broadway’s Black Voices of the Future, a concert featuring the works of emerging Black artists, will premiere tonight, January 25. This special virtual concert will be produced by John Znidarsic and Zhailon Levingston.

Sing For Hope Offers Valentine's Day Gift Catalog Featuring One-of-a-Kind Virtual Art Photo Sing For Hope Offers Valentine's Day Gift Catalog Featuring One-of-a-Kind Virtual Arts Experiences Performed 'Live' 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2021

Sing for Hope announced its Valentine's Day Gift Catalog featuring unique gifts and entertaining live virtual arts experiences performed by Broadway and opera stars including Kinky Boots drag queen star J. Harrison Ghee and Grammy Award-winning opera star Isabel Leonard.

Stephanie Pope, Michael Fasano and More Featured in Norwegian Cruise Line's EMBARK NC Photo Stephanie Pope, Michael Fasano and More Featured in Norwegian Cruise Line's EMBARK NCL SPOTLIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line is showcasing its continued commitment to the performing arts community with its  second “EMBARK NCL Spotlight” episode, “Live From Broadway,” following the highly successful debut of its first “EMBARK NCL Spotlight” episode, “The Choir of Man – Live From London'.

Renée Fleming, Lea Salonga and Tituss Burgess Headline Sing for Hope's Live Online A Photo Renée Fleming, Lea Salonga and Tituss Burgess Headline Sing for Hope's Live Online Arts Experiences
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2020

Sing for Hope today announced the launch of its new holiday initiative of gifts that give back featuring unique and entertaining live online arts experiences performed by Broadway and opera stars such as world-renowned Renée Fleming; Tony winner Lea Salonga; and five-time Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess.

Photo Flash: See Aaron Marcellus, Nick Rashad Burroughs and More at the Opening of Ra Photo Photo Flash: See Aaron Marcellus, Nick Rashad Burroughs and More at the Opening of Radial Park's PURPLE RAIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020

Stars of Radial Park's Purple Rain, Aaron Marcellus ('The Kid'), Nick Rashad Burroughs ('Morris') Lenesha 'Sister' Randolph ('Mother'), and Chevonne Ricci (Apollonia), celebrated the opening of the latest theatrical drive-in experience on the screen and stage of Radial Park at Halletts Point Play.

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