TINA: The Tina Turner Musical, features the music, the life, and the times of the multi-talented, multi awards-winning performer, Tina Turner! The explosive new show is now on tour and will be raising the roof at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. TINA takes us through her early life in Nutbush, Tennessee, filled with the turbulent years of joy and hardship, singing, and performing with Ike Turner. Even the traumatic and emotional passing of her mother is touched on during this journey to stardom and her launching into the global rock ‘n roll star that she has become today. Over her long and extremely successful career, Tina Turner sold over 100 million records, prompting Rolling Stone Magazine to rank her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and many of her songs also among the 100 Greatest of All Time, earning her a staggering total of 12 Grammy Awards.
“It’s irresistibly uplifting.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Euphoric, moving, and totally joyous.” – People Magazine
Born in the Tennessee village of Nutbush, on November 26, 1939, Anna Mae Bullock rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, the first part of the musical centers on this difficult and trying time in her life, when her mother leaves with her older sister and leaves Tina to be raised by her grandmother. She relocates to St. Louis, joins Ike Turner’s band, and struggles with an abusive and tough relationship with him.
A comeback story unlike any other is revealed in the second half of the program. Starting in the 1980s, Turner released the multi-platinum album Private Dancer in 1984, which featured the hit song “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” which went on to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and become her first and only song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. She cemented her position as the global Queen of Rock n’ Roll and one of the all-time best-selling musicians by topping the Hot 100 at the age of 44, becoming the oldest female solo artist to do so.
More concert tickets have been sold for her live performances than any other solo artist in music history, and millions of people have attended them. She is the first female and black musician to appear on the Rolling Stone cover, and the publication lists her among the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In addition to having a star on the Hollywood and St. Louis Walks of Fame and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 alongside Ike Turner, Tina Turner also received the Kennedy Center Honors and Women of the Year Award in 2005. In 2021, she was again inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but this time as a solo artist. Tina Turner has been awarded twelve Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, and eight awards given in competition.
A workshop presentation was held in December 2016 with Tina Turner attending. The world premiere of the musical was held in London in 2018, the show then opened in Hamburg, Germany in 2019, and officially opened on Broadway in November 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning Best Performance by a Leading Actress in 2020. The Tina Turner Musical has a creative team consisting of Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins as writers of the book, Phyllida Lloyd as the director, and Mark Thompson. Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins wrote the early draft of the book, with Katori Hall taking over partway through development.
Experience Tina Turner’s triumphant story live on Broadway at the exhilarating, undeniable mega hit: TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL.
Celebrate the unstoppable woman who dared to dream fiercely, shatter barriers, and conquer the world—against all odds. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters.
“ROOF-RAISING! IT HITS THE RAFTERS. THIS IS TINA AS WE KNOW AND ADORE HER.”- Variety
“I’VE RARELY HEARD AN AUDIENCE WITH THIS MIGHTY A ROAR.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Prepare to be ecstatically blown away. It’s a miracle the roof hasn’t taken flight to space.” – The Daily Beast