Turn back time and step into a remarkable journey, the life of a legend – Tina Turner. Taking her reign as the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical navigates her inspiring life of rewriting the rules, becoming the legendary rock star she is today. The jukebox musical takes audiences to a world where the iconic diva breaks down barriers of age, gender, and race that come her way. She didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. It’s definitely an electrifying sensation as the spectacular takes her pulsating hits in an astounding one-of-a-kind production. As Turner head on stage to perform in front of 180,000 people, her life flashes back across highs and lows, to the beat of her beloved masterpieces. Join Tina as she unfolds untold stories of daring to defy the rules of the industry – written by acclaimed playwright Katori Hall and directed by the world-renowned Phyllida Lloyd.
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“It took a Broadway musical to show us that she poured her life into all her tunes. And here they are: her songs, her life. It’s heaven.” – Variety Magazine
“TORMENT TO TRIUMPH” – Theatre News Online
“Electric Jolts From a Jukebox in Tina” – Vulture
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is a soul-stirring spectacular that explores the inspiring journey of the hailed Queen of Rock n’ Roll, Tina Turner. Set to perform in Brazil, right in front of 180,000 spectators, Anna Mae Bullock’s life takes a flashback, recalling her journey of highs and lows, rewriting the rules of the industry. Straight from Tennessee, the iconic diva looks back on a journey of changing the music industry forever.
Deep diving into young Anna Mae Bullock’s journey of highs and lows, Turner takes audiences through an exhilarating flashback as the legend’s soulful voice takes the lead. From humble beginnings in a small town in Nutbush, Tennessee, the musical is an astounding comeback story of a legendary artist who overcame sexism, racism, and ageism. The thrilling production features her chart-topping hits including “River Deep, Mountain High”, “Proud Mary”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, and many more. Daring to defy all odds, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical will definitely have you singing and dancing right at your seats.
Penned by acclaimed playwright Katori Hall, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical’s storyline is able to capture the essence of the iconic diva’s life, telling its tale with utmost authenticity and depth. Her ability to narrate Turner’s life results in an impactful show that’s definitely worth a watch. Tina Turner herself entrusted Hall to work together in telling her story, making sure to share her greatest life lessons amidst challenges, tragedy, and success.
“I really want the audience to leave the show feeling like they can conquer any problems in their life,” Hall shares with Shondaland in an interview. “I really think by witnessing her story, the fall and the climb, people will be able to see how they can do that in their own lives.”
Nominated for two Tony Awards – Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical for TINA, she emphasizes how important it was to be brutally honest about Turner’s survival amidst pain and trauma. Beyond all the glitter and gold, TINA takes a deep dive into the legend’s life, shining the light on stories untold.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, TINA is no colorful or glitter-studded Disney musical. It shakes audiences, it makes you uncomfortable, and it makes you inspired. Exposing the singer’s grueling journey from pain and trauma, Turner’s life story is one of the industry’s most powerful redemption tales, led by a woman who fought against racism, ageism, abuse and sexism. “Tina didn’t want us to make her life into a Disney story,” she told The Telegraph.
“She’s electrifying — and after nearly three overstuffed hours, it felt great, at last, to be breathless for all the right reasons.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Whirlwind Turner tribute leaves you breathless” – The Guardian
TINA made its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in London in April 2018. Telling the tale of the legend’s deep and powerful journey that led to her historical career, the production was met with massive acclaim from audiences and critics alike and then made its way across the globe.
The music continued to move and inspire audiences with Turner’s untold stories behind her golden success with a slew of chart-topping hits and historical performances. Continuing its successful run, the production garnered heaps of awards and nominations from various academies. At the 2019 Laurence Oliver Awards, TINA’s Kobna Holdbrook-Smith won Best Actor in a Musical along with nominations for Best Actress in a Musical and Best New Musical.
Its Broadway production received twelve Tony Awards nominations in 2020 including “Best Orchestrations”, “Best Sound Design of a Musical”, “Best Musical”, “Best Book of a Musical”, “Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical”, and “Best Direction of a Musical”. TINA’s Original Broadway musical opened on November 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
With a slew of awards up its sleeve, TINA definitely pays great tribute to the late legend’s powerful story behind her reign as the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. This is a testament to her great influence and impact across generations through the power of music.
“This production will have you cheering “Tina” from the moment the show starts and continue chanting it long after the show’s Des Moines stop is over,” DC Felton shares in her review for Broadway World. “The production team and cast combined make for an evening that’s “Simply the Best.”
Combining song and story at its best, TINA is a bio-musical defying every current, serving authenticity as it shares every high and low point that turned Tina into the Queen of Rock n’ Roll she came to be. From tragedy to victory, TINA wraps it all up through a euphoric rock concert celebrating Tina Turner’s strength and power as a woman who rewrote the industry’s rules.