Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will play Tina Turner in the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical from 15 April 2019. Joining the company from the same date will be Ashley Zhangazha as Ike Turner. Adrienne Warren, who has played the title role in London since the show’s world premiere, will lead the Broadway production opening in autumn 2019.
Currently one of London’s hottest tickets, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is a solid entry in the bio-musical genre, combining an inspiring story with a terrific catalogue of hit songs.
With the almighty back catalogue of Tina Turner to call on, there’s a thrilling sense of energy in Tina the Musical which is perfectly encapsulated in the star-making performance of a fricking amazing Adrienne Warren.
The cast that will join Adrienne Warren, playing the title role in the world premiere of TINA The Tina Turner Musical has been announced, including, making his musical debut, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner. The production, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, starts performances at the West End’s Aldwych Theatre on 21 March 2018, with a press night on 17 April. TINA also features Madeline …
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