TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Will Open in Germany in 2019; Plans Underway for Broadway
The producers of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, the new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, are pleased to announce that over 200,000 new tickets will go on sale on Monday 24 September 2018, taking bookings to 20 July 2019.
The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all Box Office records at the Aldwych Theatre. Plans are underway for a Broadway production and the German premiere of Tina - THE Tina TURNER MUSICAL will begin performances at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg in March 2019.
Tali Pelman, Producer and Group Creative Managing Director at Stage Entertainment said: "On behalf of everyone involved with our production, I am delighted that following our thrilling opening here in the West End we are now in the process of planning two further productions worldwide. We created our musical in London, a city which has always been very special to Tina, and we are excited to be starting our next chapter."
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is by Anthony Van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner didn't just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.
The current West End cast comprises Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina's mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick who plays the role of Tina at some performances each week, Lorna Gayle as Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Tina's Manager Roger Davies.
They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa who plays Tina's son Ronnie and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Jemma Geanaus, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya.
The children's cast are Reya-Nyomi Brown, eleven years old from Greenwich, Claudia Elie, eleven years old from Brent and Serena Mukuna, eleven years old from Camden who share the role of Young Anna Mae; Arianna Duffus, thirteen years old from Harrow, Fayth Ifil, eleven years old from Swindon and Eva Marie Saffrey, twelve years old from Leytonstone, who share the role of Young Alline; Riotafari Gardner, seven years old from Brent, Myles Grant, eight years old from Watford and Khylan St Paul Mark, eight years old from Brent who share the role of Young Craig.
The current cast are contracted until 16 March 2019. Details of any changes to the cast will be announced nearer the time.
TINA - THE Tina TURNER MUSICAL is produced by Stage Entertainment, Joop Van Den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner. Adrienne Warren is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.