Are Bio-Musicals Taking Over Broadway and the West End?

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So many bio-musicals are either running, in preparation or about to open that we wondered just which life stories were about to hit the stage and which ones were still enduring. ROCKETMAN – The Elton John Musical (Broadway/West End) At a time when Elton John has announced that he is soon to retire from touring it’s not inconceivable that this work which has been in development for a few years may soon have the subject’s undivided attention to get it on stage. We’ve heard that the show will be based on the life story of one Reginald Dwight and his stage persona Elton John featuring songs from his extensive music catalogue with a book by Billy Elliot book writer Lee Hall. SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL (Broadway) Opening on Broadway on April 23, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical had a try out at the La Jolla Playhouse. Told through the … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Tina The Musical at Aldwych Theatre

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Check out these great first look production images from Manuel Harlan of Tina the musical now playing at London’s Aldwych Theatre. 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. The cast comprises Adrienne Warren who plays the title role, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina, Lorna Gayle as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina’s father Richard Bullock and Tina’s first love … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Adrienne Warren in Tina The Musical

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We get a First Look at Adrienne Warren playing Tina Turner in Tina the musical at London’s Aldwych Theatre. Now in previews, word of mouth is already starting to spread that Tina the musical and its leading lady are Simply The Best! Based on the life of iconic performer Tina Turner, Tina chronicles her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee to her coronation as the global Queen of Rock’n’Roll. Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp. The cast comprises Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother … Read more

Adrienne Warren to play Tina Turner in Tina Musical

Adrienne Warren to play Tina Turner in Tina Musical

Tina Turner announced today that Adrienne Warren will portray her in the world premiere of new bio musical Tina when it opens at the Aldwych Theatre on 21 March 2018. Adrienne Warren was most recently seen on Broadway in Shuffle Along at the Music Box Theatre for which she recieved a Tony Award nomination. She also appeared in Bring It On the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt on Broadway and on tour and in Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theatre. 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 … Read more

Tina the musical World Premiere at Aldwych Theatre in April 2018

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Stage Entertainment have nnounced that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner is to have its World Premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Tickets are now on sale. 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. Tina Turner said:  “I am so excited to be bringing my musical to the West End! London is a place that means so much to me and had such a big impact on my music and my life.  Returning now to tell my full story, in the city I love, feels like an important chapter and is … Read more

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