The Tina Turner musical is officially coming to Broadway, and we’re already dancing
Following in the footsteps of other recently successful bio-musicals like On Your Feet!, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical, and Beautiful, the Carol King musical—Tina Turner’s own bio-musical is coming to Broadway! Tina: The Tina Turner Musical debuted on London’s West End at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018 and will make its way to Broadway in the fall of 2019.
"Bringing this musical to life on stage and working with this team has meant so much to me, I feel that it is in many ways a culmination of my career. London audiences have been and continue to be extraordinary," Turner said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Now, the bright lights of Broadway are calling, and I’m very excited to share this beautiful show with New York audiences next year."
Producer Tali Pelman lauded Turner for her deep involvement with the show.
"She has made it her mission to tell her story with raw honesty and grit," Pelman said. "She is an inspiration for all of us. We cannot wait for Broadway audiences to experience the power of Tina."
The show is a hit in London and reportedly sells out every night, so we have high hopes for the Broadway run.
Actress Adrienne Warren plays the legendary singer and is expected to reprise the role on Broadway. Warren and the supporting cast performed a montage from the show during a June 2018 episode of Britain’s Got Talent, and if this clip is indicative of anything, it’s that Warren absolutely slays, and Tina the musical is a showstopping phenomenom.