DO WE LOVE YOU, MY OH MY?!!! The full casting announcement has been revealed for the Broadway transfer of the smash hit West End show TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL this Fall. Joining the previously announced Tony and Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren (Broadway's BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL and Shuffle Along on Broadway) reprising her West End performance as "Anna Mae Bullock" who eventually grows up to be the iconic Queen of Rock 'N Roll herself "Tina Turner" will be….
Broadway veteran Daniel J. Watts (seen in hits such as the original The Color Purple Musical, The Little Mermaid, In the Heights, Ghost the Musical, After Midnight on Broadway, Motown the Musical, and recently in Hamilton) in the role of acclaimed singer and musician and the cruel, wicked, horrifying, narcasstic, , and the domestically abusive husband himself "Ike Turner",
Stage and Screen performer Dawnn Lewis (The New York City Center Encores production of The Wiz) making her Broadway Debut as Tina's mother "Zelma Priscilla"
and a full Ensemble.
In addition because of the demands of the production, the role of "Tina Turner" will be rotated by 2 actresses. Along with Warren, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (Off Broadway's Alice By Hear and currently starring as "Tina Turner" in the West End production) will make her Broadway debut as the "Tina Alternate".
Tina Broadway will be ROLLIN' into Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre this Fall. Previews begin October 12th, 2019 and Opening Night set for November 7th, 2019.
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