It’s been announced that TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will extend its West End run at the Aldwych Theatre along with the reveal of an original cast recording.
The new booking period will take TINA through December 2019, with 200,000 additional tickets being released to the public on 25th January.
Producers have also announced that Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, who play Tina and Ike Turner in the musical, have extended their run in the show to 13th April. Casting from April 2019 is still to be announced.
The Daily Mail also reports than an original cast album is in the works although producers are yet to announce an official release date. Recording is expected to commence soon.
TINA tells the life story of the legendary Tina Turner, focusing on her tumulus early years her relationship with her first husband, Ike Turner, and her rise to stardom. The production features direction by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. TINA is choreographed by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume design 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.
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’.
TINA has announced plans to open on Broadway in Autumn 2019 with official dates and venue still to be announced. The Daily Mail reports that Adrienne Warren is very likely to reprise the title role in the New York production.
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL has extended its booking period at London’s Aldwych Theatre to 21st December. Tickets for the extension go on sale from 25th January.