Theater fans are on a constant watch-out for the next big thing that comes to their town. With Broadway being one of the biggest venues for some of the best plays and musicals in the country, most fans look for popular shows at Broadway. Tina Turner is one name in the latest list of massive shows that have all people intrigued. Since not many have witnessed the magic Tina creates on stage, they are waiting to explore this side of theater. If you are planning to book a ticket to the Tina Turner show and are looking for details about it to have a better understanding of what it is, here is a short description of the musical.
What is the Tina Turner Musical?
Tina Turner is an American-Swiss singer who has been creating music for a long time now. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is a jukebox musical that depicts her journey from the humble beginnings to the star she is today. It is the magic of her music that boosts the show to a whole new level of entertainment. Tina is now a rock ‘n roll star who started off with her ventures in Nutbush and Tennessee. Phyllida Lloyd directed the musical that had its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in London on 17 April 2018 with the book written by Frank Ketelaar, Kees Prins, and Katori Hall. It was on 7 November 2019 that the Broadway production opened.
Anna Mae Bullock meets Ike Turner, who falls in love with her voice only to take her on tour with him. Anna Mae, after the birth of her two sons, had to make some hard choices in life to continue her career in music. She wanted to make a difference even at this age to impress the society with her talents. The music composed by Tina enhances this plot of the musical, and the choreography makes it all the more beautiful. Since adult content and language has been added to the musical, parental discretion is recommended for the audiences below 12 years of age.
Cast of the Tina Turner Musical
Tina Turner Musical becomes a treat to the audience with the stellar performances by the adult performers and the extraordinary child actors. Adrienne Warren plays Tina Turner, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith plays Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Zelma Bullock, and Jenny Fitzpatrick as Alternate Tina.
Lorna Gayle as GG, Tom Godwin as Phil Spector, Francesca Jackson as Rhonda Graham, Aisha Jawando as Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Richard Bullock and Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as Erwin Bach, and Ryan O’Donnell as Roger Davies.
Touring and Duration of Show
The Aldwych Theatre and Broadway are the only venues you can find Tina now since they aren’t touring any time soon. You can get tickets to the musical at the official site of the theatres. The show is 2 hours and 25 minutes long with one interval, which is quite a good duration for musical shows.