Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Summary

  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: August 22, 2019
  • Opens September 12, 2019
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Jukebox musical of the story of Tina Turner, her rise to stardom while facing the odds of age, gender and race, and a malevolent husband filled with violence and rage

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway Background

With the 1993 Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It? and the bestselling memoir I, Tina being all about Ike Turner, his violence and manipulation, it is clear that this jukebox musical wants to make it all about Tina Turner instead of her 1st husband and manager of 16 years. The show is a celebration of her success in her struggle to make it in a white-man controlled record industry that was often times harsh to a single black woman, despite her undeniable talent. The show attempts to condense Turner’s life into three way split of a compendium of school of hard knocks stories, some broad life brushstrokes and then finishing off with some pivotal turning points where even Malcolm Gladwell would be proud.

What’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Like?

This jukebox musical is billed as the "untold story" of Tina Turner, but its nothing new for anyone who has read the Tina Turner biography or seen the docu-movies. Over the years we have seen many versions of this so called "untold story “ but this version attempts to focus on Turner's triumphs rather than the low parts of her life. This triumphant celebration of the Turner's life comes with the blessings of Tina Turner and boasts a whirlwind performance by Adrienne Warren.

Despite that this show contains 23 of Tina Turners most popular songs, the show producers make an announcement at the start of the show that they would prefer you not to sing along. The show is an inspiring story about an African American woman (Turner) who was able to overcome great adversity to reach the height of her singing profession. The two lead actors in the show are Adrienne Warren (Tina Turner) and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Ike Turner). Adrienne's performance is billed as extraordinary as she takes on the character of Tina Turner and appears to "become" her through an immersive acting technique. Warrens singing pulls in the audience and takes then through Turners journey from Nutbush, Tennessee to world super stardom.

Is Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Good for Kids?

Recommended for children ages 10 and older.

Theatre Information

Palace Theatre

1554 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Seats: 1,743
Entrance: Broadway, between 46th and 47th Street
Theatre Information

Palace Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Adrienne Warren
Tina Turner


Stage Entertainment

Joop Van Den Ende

Nederlander Presentations Inc

Production Credits

Casting Director
Telsey + Company

Creative Team

Book Writer
Katori Hall
Phyllida Lloyd
Anthony Van Laast
Additional Music
Nicholas Skilbeck
Settings & Costumes
Mark Thompson
Bruno Poet
Nevin Steinberg
Jeff Sugg