Adrienne Warren returns as Tina to her Tony-winning rock queen performance: The Tina Turner musical will be relaunched on October 8th in Lunt – The Fontanne Theatre.
Tina, The Musical – cast returns
Also re-enacting their performance are Daniel J. Watts’s Ike Turner and Myra Lucretia Taylor’s Gran Georgeanna. Both of them were nominated by Tony for their work. Further, Selma played by En Lewis and Rhonda played by Jessica Rush. Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will continue to play Tina in the daytime matches on Wednesday and Saturday. She is taking over full-time in November.
Rounding out the cast are Juliet Benn, Steven Booth, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Gerald Caesar, Julius Chase, Ayla Ciccone-Burton, Holli’ Conway, Kayla Davion, Leandra Ellis-Gaston, Charlie Franklin, Judith Franklin, Matthew Griffin, Ari Groover, Sheldon Henry, David Jennings, Ross Lekites, Robert Lenzi, Rob Marnell, Jhardon DiShon Milton, NaTonia Monet, Phierce Phoenix, Justin Schuman, Allysa Shorte, Eric Siegle, Carla Stewart, Jayden Theophile, Skye Dakota Turner, and Katie Webber.
The Tina Turner Musical!
This bio-musical uses Turner’s recordings to portray her career from rural Tennessee to an international superstar. It was first released on Broadway in November 2019. Then it premiered in the West End of London and Hamburg, Germany. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it continues to operate in Lunt-Fontanne until all Broadway is closed on March 12, 2020. During the suspension, Tina received 12 Tony nominations including Best Musical.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, screenwriter by Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreographed by Anthony van Laast, Mark Thompson set and costume design, Bruno Poet lighting, Nevin Steinberg sound design, Jeff projection design Sugg, Ethan Popp’s choreography, Campbell Young Associates’ wig, hair and makeup design, and Nicholas Skilbeck’s music supervision, additional music and arrangements. Casting is provided by The Telsey Office. The Broadway Engagement was co-produced by Stage Entertainment, James L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman, and Turner herself.
Credits: Playbill.com; broadway.com
Credits featured image: ajay_suresh, Flickr