Tuesday, October 17

Lead announced for Tina Turner musical

At a press conference pop legend Tina Turner has just announced that Adrienne Warren will be portraying her in Tina the Musical which starts  previews at the Aldwych Theatre next March.  

Warren's previous credits include Shuffle Along at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, for which she received a Tony nomination. Her other US theatre credits include Bring it On the Musical at St James Theatre, Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theatre, which was followed by a National Tour, and The Wiz at Encores City Centre.

Warren said “Growing up watching Tina, I knew how to shake my hips before I could tie my shoes! I am so grateful to our creative team and producers for entrusting me with this responsibility. I say responsibility, because I am a Tina Turner fan first. I am elated, honoured and humbled. Meeting and working with Tina is and will always be one of the great moments of my life. Can’t wait to see you in London!”

Tina Turner, speaking at the show's launch event, said “It has been my joy to introduce Adrienne today. From the moment I met her at our last workshop I saw her exceptional talent. Playing this role will require immense physical and emotional commitment, and bravery too. We are thrilled to have found Adrienne, and I very much look forward to spending more time together and developing a special friendship I know will grow even stronger as we prepare the production for the Aldwych Theatre. We can’t wait to welcome her to the show.”

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