As more than 200,000 tickets are released for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre and booking is extended until 21 December 2019, the producers have also announced there will be an upcoming recording of an original cast album.
A new cast, which will be announced shortly, will take the production into its second year in the West End from 19 March 2019 and has also been confirmed that Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith will continue in the roles of Tina and Ike Turner until 13 April 2019.
“It is a privilege to have our show playing to full houses here in London night after night. I’m so looking forward to the release of our cast album, so we can share the music and also the way the songs tell my story. This was my biggest surprise in the making of the musical – I never realised my songs captured the life I was living.
“I’m turning 80 this year and it’s a time for looking back. I’ve loved working with my producers, Phyllida, Katori, our creative team and of course this incredible cast led by Adrienne and Kobna. Together they found the love, and I am grateful.”
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is choreographed 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.
The production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all box office records at the Aldwych Theatre. Next month, the German premiere of the show begins performances at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg and the musical will have its Broadway premiere in autumn 2019.