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NEWS: The Black British Theatre Awards reveal 2020 nominees & announce the ceremony will be broadcast on Sky Arts

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The BBTAs have revealed the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards nominee list, voted almost entirely by the public and representing some of the finest work by Black performers and creatives in UK theatre. The 2020 awards ceremony will air on Sky Arts this autumn, as part of the channel’s free to air line-up.

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NEWS: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & Ashley Zhangazha are the new leads in West End’s Tina The Musical

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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.

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NEWS: Tina finds her Ike, Further casting announced for Tina The Musical

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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 …