ON THE MARQUEE: Things once again with Broadway are getting NICE AND ROOOUGH as the Tony winning and Olivier Award nominated smash hit Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is back. Earlier this past week, the show had a very exciting cast change as Nkeki Obi-Melekwe has replaced the show’s OG star Tony winner Adrienne Warren in the titular role.
It also includes a brand new update to the show’s front of house billboards outside of Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Yup, it includes a photo of Nkeki in action rocking out as THE QUEEN OF ROCK N’ ROLL herself.
This is a full circle moment for Nkeki Obi-Melekwe. The newcomer originally replaced Warren in the show’s inaugural London production for a few months. Immediately afterwards, she joined Warren in the Broadway company serving as the alternate performing twice a week. Now, she is main full time star 6 times a week.
Taking over also now from Nkeki as the alternate is original Ensemble member and Broadway veteran Kayla Davison.
How amazing is this?!
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Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber