TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Original London Cast Recording becomes available for digital download
STAGE ENTERTAINMENT and GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS have announced that TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Original London Cast Recording is available for digital download and streaming today Friday 29 March. A physical CD is planned for release later this spring. The album was recorded in February 2019 at Angel Studios and RAK Studios, produced by the musical’s Music Supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck and Ghostlight Recordsfounder Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced by Tom Kelly. To order or stream the album, please visit HERE.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is choreographed 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 critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all box office records at the Aldwych Theatre, where it is now booking to December 2019. Adrienne Warren, who plays Tina Turner in the show in the West End, will recreate her celebrated performance on Broadway in Autumn 2019.
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 German premiere of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL began performances earlier this month at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg.
SECOND YEAR COMPANY DETAILS
From 15 April 2019, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will lead the cast in the title role with Ashley Zhangazha as Ike Turner. They are joined by Maria Omakinwa who will play the role of Tina’s mother Zelma, Aisha Jawando who will play the role of Tina at some performances each week, Irene-Myrtle Forrester as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Howard Gossington as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Ava Brennan as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Jammy Kasongo as Tina’s father Richard Bullock and Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Edward Bourne as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Oscar Batterham as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies.
Ensemble members are Daniella Bowen, Chloe Chambers, Joelle Dyson, Lejaun Sheppard, Kibong Tanji, Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli, Cameron Bernard Jones who also plays Tina’s son Craig and Ashlee Irish who plays Tina’s son Ronnie and Joseph Richardson, and swings Gavin Alex, Derek Aidoo, Joshua Da Costa, Amandla Elynah, Hannah Jay-Allan, Angela Marie Hurst, Leisha Mollyneaux and Samuel J. Weir.
The children’s cast are Athea Andi, 11 years old from Richmond upon Thames, Navaeah Hoath, 11 years old from Bromley and Fayth Ifil, 11 years old from Swindon, who share the role of Young Anna Mae, Perola Da Cunha, 11 years old from Hackney, Jasmine Djazel, 9 years old from Wandsworth and Teri Ofon, 12 years old from Surrey, who share the role of Young Alline and Romell Barrocks-Bedeau, 9 years old from Lamberth, Riotafari Gardner, 8 years old from Brent and Myles Grant, 8 years old from Hertfordshire, and who share the role of Young Craig.
PRAISE FOR TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
“Warren is a 24-carat, all singing, all dancing, bona fide star.” – BBC News
“Phyllida Lloyd’s musical is a heady celebration of triumph over adversity, with an astonishing turn by Adrienne Warren.” – The Guardian
‘This joyful, lungs-bursting show is simply the best!” – The Telegraph (*****)
“Phyllida Lloyd’s production is a rollicking rollercoaster ride, delivered with stylistic verve and fireball energy by a high-caliber cast and crew.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“This is a great show that is going to be a hit and its star, Adrienne Warren, is, as someone once sang, simply the best.” – The Times
“TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL” TRACK LIST
2. Nutbush City Limits
3. Don’t Turn Around
4. Shake a Tailfeather
5. The Hunter
7. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
8. A Fool in Love
9. Let’s Stay Together
10. Better Be Good to Me
12. River Deep – Mountain High
13. Be Tender with Me Baby
14. Proud Mary
15. I Don’t Wanna Fight
16. Private Dancer
17. Disco Inferno
18. Open Arms
19. I Can’t Stand the Rain
21. What’s Love Got to Do with It
22. We Don’t Need Another Hero
23. (Simply) The Best
24. Finale, Nutbush City Limits / Proud Mary
For further press information:
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – Janine Shalom, Janine.firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0207 292 8330
The Outside Organisation/Ghostlight Records – Emily Bigg email@example.com 02074363633