Hit Broadway musical Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is closing on Broadway. The twelve time Tony Award nominated musical opened in the Fall of 2019. After the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the Tina Turner musical survived a re-opening. As Summer comes to an end, so too will this epic tale of one music’s legends. Tina will play its last performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on August 14, 2022. At the time of its closing, Tina will have played approximately 27 previews and 482 regular performances, per Playbill.com.
Furthermore, Tina Turner, in a statement of her life story-turned-musical, said, “To witness my story on the Broadway stage, created by the most talented artists, has been an incredible coda to a storied career,” per Deadline.
Broadway.com describes the musical as follows: “Tina follows Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global queen of rock ‘n’ roll. Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her husband Ike. She later revealed in her autobiography that she had suffered domestic abuse at his hands—they separated in 1976 and divorced two years later. Turner later made a massive comeback in the 1980s. The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with 11 Grammy Awards.”
Broadway Meets Rock & Roll
Tina Turner’s story is one of resilience, strength, and timeless tunes. Tina on Broadway is a love letter to the incredible artist that is Ms. Turner. On top of sharing her inspirational story, Tina feels like a rock concert meets Broadway. With pyrotechnics, giant projection screens in the mezzanine, and performances by Tina clones. Nkek Obi-Melekwe currently plays Tina, and Adrienne Warren won the Tony Award for Best Actress for originating Broadway’s Tina.
When a beloved Broadway show closes, it is always a sad occasion. It is especially sad that Broadway is saying goodbye to a gem of a production in Tina’s closing.
See Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Before She’s Gone!
To see Tina: The Tina Turner Musical before its final curtain in August, visit the Tina website here. For ten more weeks, audiences will continue to be wowed by hit songs like “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and of course, “Proud Mary.”