It’s the best news for fans of the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre as Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith continue in the roles of Tina and Ike Turner until 13 April 2019. Plus over 200,000 tickets have been released for the popular show and there’s a cast recording in the pipeline.
A new cast, which will be announced shortly, will take the production into its second year in the West End from 19 March 2019 and booking has been extended until 21 December 2019.
Tina Turner said:
“It is a privilege to have our show playing to full houses here in London night after night. I’m so looking forward to the release of our cast album, so we can share the music and also the way the songs tell my story. This was my biggest surprise in the making of the musical – I never realised my songs captured the life I was living.
“I’m turning 80 this year and it’s a time for looking back. I’ve loved working with my producers, Phyllida, Katori, our creative team and of course this incredible cast led by Adrienne and Kobna. Together they found the love, and I am grateful.”
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. The production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all box office records at the Aldwych Theatre. Next month, the German premiere of the show begins performances at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg and the musical will have its Broadway premiere in autumn 2019.