Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway Show Recently Closed

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Summary

  • Show Status: Recently Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is 2 hours and 40 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 12, 2019
  • Show Opened: November 7, 2019
  • Show Closed: August 14, 2022

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

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway Background

This Broadway musical is based on the 1993 Tina Turner movie biopic What's Love Got to Do With It? and the 1996 bestselling memoir I, Tina

In the early days, Tina Turner's life was all about her husband Ike Turner. His stardom, manipulation and his malevolent violence towards the naïve and victimized Tina Turner, who was known at the time as Anna Mae Bullock.

This Broadway jukebox musical attempts to steer the narrative back to Tina Turner's story, instead of it being all about her first husband and manager of 16 years that had such a great impact on her life.

Three Part Split of Tina Turners Life Story

The Tina Broadway show is a celebration of her success in her struggle to make it in a white-man controlled record industry that was often harsh to a single black woman, despite her undeniable singing talent.

The show attempts to condense Turner’s life into three way split. The first being the "compendium of school of hard knock stories". Her second is some broad life brushstrokes and then the show finishes off with some pivotal turning points that would even make Malcolm Gladwell proud.

What’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Like?

This jukebox musical is billed as the "untold story" of Tina Turner, but its really nothing new for anyone who has already read the Tina Turner biography or seen the biopic.

Over the years fans have seen many versions of this so called "untold story “ but this version attempts to focus on Turner's triumphs rather than the lower parts of her life. This celebration of the Turner's life comes with the blessings of Tina Turner and the show boasts a whirlwind performance by Adrienne Warren.

Please Do Not Sing Along at This Show

This show contains 23 of Tina Turners most popular and catchy songs, many of which have long-plagued ear-worms. The show producers make an announcement at the very start of the show that they would prefer that the audience members do not sing along to the tunes. Apparently, it annoys other audience members immensely.

This is a Broadway show and not a concert, although many a NYC visitor is understandably confused.

The Tina Turner Story

The show tells the inspiring story about an African American woman (Turner) who was able to overcome great adversity to reach the height of her singing profession.

The lead actors performance as Tina is billed as extraordinary as she takes on the character of Tina Turner and appears to "become" her through an immersive acting technique. Her singing pulls in the audience and takes then through Turner's journey from Nutbush, Tennessee to the world stage and on to super stardom.

Is Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Good for Kids?

Recommended for children ages 12 and older as the show contains some nudity, drugs, alcoholism and sexual violence

Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,509
Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Marquee

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Broadway Theatre Marquee

Cast Members

Tina Turner
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe
Tina Turner (at some perfs)
Kayla Davion
Ike Turner
Nick Rashad Burroughs
Zelma
Natasha Yvette Williams
Gran Georgeanna
Myra Lucretia Taylor
Rhonda
Katie Webber
Phil Spector
Steven Booth
Raymond Kin
Gerald Caesar
Roger Davies
Charlie Franklin
Richard Bullock
David Jennings
Erwin Bach
Ross Lekites

Past Cast Members

Tina Turner
Adrienne Warren
Ike Turner
Daniel J. Watts
Zelma
Dawnn Lewis
Rhonda
Jessica Rush

Producers

Stage Entertainment

Joop Van Den Ende

Nederlander Presentations Inc

Production Credits

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Company Manager
Eduardo Castro
Production Manager
Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director
Patrick Goodwin
Advertising Representative
AKA NYC
Press Agent
Polk & Co
Production Stage Manager
Kristen Harris

Creative Team

Book Writer
Katori Hall
Director
Phyllida Lloyd
Choreographer
Anthony Van Laast
Additional Music
Nicholas Skilbeck
Settings & Costumes
Mark Thompson
Lighting
Bruno Poet
Sound
Nevin Steinberg
Projections
Jeff Sugg
Musical Supervision & Arrangements
Nicholas Skilbeck
Orchestrations
Ethan Popp