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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, March 29. 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 Records founder Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced by Tom Kelly.
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.
Starting April 15, 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
Ensemble members are Daniella Bowen, Chloe
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
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.