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Bio:
Matthew Griffin hails from the cornfields of Indiana, recently moving to New York to study at Circle in the Square Theatre School. A few of his recent New York credits include: The New Yorkers at Encores! City Center, Cruel Intentions the Musical (Off-Broadway), Born for This (Cutler Majestic), The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Matthew Griffin hails from the cornfields of Indiana, recently moving to New York to study at Circle in the Square Theatre School. A few of his recent New York credits include: The New Yorkers at Encores! City Center, Cruel Intentions the Musical (Off-Broadway), Born for This (Cutler Majestic), The ... (read complete bio)
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!

Photos: Adrienne Warren and Friends Perform as Part of Bryant Park's Picnic Performan Photo Photos: Adrienne Warren and Friends Perform as Part of Bryant Park's Picnic Performances
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 31, 2021

Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances continued on Friday, July 30 at 7pm with Broadway rising star Adrienne Warren, as part of this season's Carnegie Hall Citywide Series. 

Adrienne Warren to Play Bryant Park Picnic Performance 7/30 Photo Adrienne Warren to Play Bryant Park Picnic Performance 7/30
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances continues on Friday, July 30 at 7pm with Broadway rising star Adrienne Warren. This performance is part of this season's Carnegie Hall Citywide Series. Entry to this event is now open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis for all audience members. 

Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME Photo Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

A company of Broadway Bares favorites and newcomers more than 170 strong will combine forces to light up screens for Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home in its online premiere Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival  Embraces Virtual Format for 2021 Photo Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival Embraces Virtual Format for 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival returns for its 35th annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. The 2021 Festival will offer two consecutive weekends of virtual programming in March: a Writer’s Retreat followed by a weekend of traditional events presented online.

The All Virtual Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival Announces 2021 Lineup Photo The All Virtual Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival Announces 2021 Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

The Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival returns for its 18th conference to be held online March 11-14, 2021. As in past years, the virtual SASFest will also include literary discussions, writing workshops, readings, and special events, all via Zoom or YouTube.

Theater Stories: TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, Broadway's Most Iconic Stage Couple & Photo Theater Stories: TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, Broadway's Most Iconic Stage Couple & More About The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2020

This week's Theater Stories features The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Learn about the iconic stage couple for whom the theater is named after, the multiple jukebox musicals that have made its home on the Lunt-Fontanne stage and more.

Anna Wintour, Yara Shahidi and More to Co-Host Special Performance of TINA: THE TINA  Photo Anna Wintour, Yara Shahidi and More to Co-Host Special Performance of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2020

Stage Entertainment, James L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner, have announced that Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief, Vogue U.S.; U.S. Artistic Director and Global Content Advisor, Condé Nast will co-host a cocktail reception alongside Fashion Model & Activist Adut Akech, Fashion Model Cindy Bruna, Writer/Director & Activist Janet Mock ('Pose'), Super Model & Activist Joan Smalls, Fashion Model Paloma Elsesser, and Actor & Activist Yara Shahidi ('Grown-ish') followed by a special performance of Broadway's TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to benefit RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep / Mountain High Photo VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep / Mountain High' on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2020

On last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the cast of the hit Broadway musical 'TINA: The Tina Turner Musical,' performed 'River Deep/Mountain High,' led by the incredible Adrienne Warren.

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Musical Will Open in Madrid in 2020 Photo TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Musical Will Open in Madrid in 2020
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2019

Broadway's TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL will open in Madrid, Spain in 2020! A casting notice for the production notes they are currently seeking singers, actors, and dancers for the entire principal cast for the production!

The New Cast Album of THE NEW YORKERS, the 1930 Cole Porter Musical Is Available Toda Photo The New Cast Album of THE NEW YORKERS, the 1930 Cole Porter Musical Is Available Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

Ghostlight Records has announced that the new cast album of Cole Porter's The New Yorkers - The New York City Center Encores! 2017 Cast Recording is available on CD, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, December 6. The release is the first major cast album of the 1930 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Herbert Fields, and based on a story by Peter Arno and E. Ray Goetz. The 2017 production from New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO) Encores! was directed by John Rando, with musical direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Chris Bailey.

Broadway's TINA Breaks All-Time Box Office Record at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Photo Broadway's TINA Breaks All-Time Box Office Record at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2019

Broadway's TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL shattered the all-time box office record at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) for the week ending December 1, 2019. TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's gross for the week was $1,834,339.00, the highest for any eight-show week at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Prior to TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, MOTOWN held the house record ($1,708,597.00) set in 2013.

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