Adrienne Warren to star in TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

Adrienne Warren to star in TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Parissima Darabiha
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    Broadway star Adrienne Warren will make her West End debut in the world premiere of TINA - The Tina Turner Musical. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, TINA - The Tina Turner Musical will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018, with the press night on 17 April 2018.

    Adrienne Warren said: “Growing up watching Tina, I knew how to shake my hips before I could tie my shoes! I am so grateful to our creative team and producers for entrusting me with this responsibility. I say responsibility because I am a Tina Turner fan first. I am elated, honoured and humbled. Meeting and working with Tina is and will always be one of the great moments of my life. Can’t wait to see you in London!”

    Tina Turner said: “It has been my joy to introduce Adrienne today. From the moment I met her at our last workshop, I saw her exceptional talent. Playing this role will require immense physical and emotional commitment and bravery too. We are thrilled to have found Adrienne, and I very much look forward to spending more time together and developing a special friendship I know will grow even stronger as we prepare the production for the Aldwych Theatre. We can’t wait to welcome her to the show.”

    From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

    Adrienne Warren will make her West End stage debut as Tina. Her most recent theatre credit was in Shuffle Along at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, for which she received a Tony nomination. Her other US theatre credits include Bring it On the Musical, Dreamgirls, and The Wiz. She has toured and recorded with the multi-platinum selling Trans Siberian Orchestra which earned her her first Platinum and Gold records. 

    With a career that has spanned over 50 years, the legendary Tina Turner is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. First rising to fame in the 1960s with her then-husband Ike Turner, she achieved great acclaim for their live performances and catalogue of hits. Later, she enjoyed an international solo career with her 1984 album Private Dancer earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards, including three Grammys. She went on to deliver more chart-topping albums and hits, receiving a further eight Grammy Awards and reportedly selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. The revered singer was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and has often been voted as one of the most successful female Rock 'n' Roll artists of all time.

    Phyllida Lloyd returns to the West End where she has previously directed the world premiere of Mamma Mia!, currently still running in London after 18 years. More recently she has directed a Shakespeare Trilogy for the Donmar at King’s Cross. She has also directed many productions for the Royal Opera House and English National Opera and as well as winning multiple awards for her work, in 2012 she was awarded a CBE. 

    Produced by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner.

    Further casting will be announced closer to the run.

    At the Aldwych Theatre from 21 March to 16 June 2018, get your TINA - The Tina Turner Musical tickets today!

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