NAOMI RODGERS AND ZURIN VILLANUEVA TO SHARE THE STARRING ROLE OF TINA TURNER

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Providence, RI  – Casting has been announced for the North American tour of the joyful and triumphant Broadway hit TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL. The tour will hold technical rehearsals and launch at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island September 11 – 18, 2022 and go on to visit 30 cities in its first year. In Providence, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is the twenty-first national tour to open at PPAC since 2008.


 

The cast is led by Naomi Rodgers (Frozen) and Zurin Villanueva (The Lion King, Mean Girls, Shuffle Along, The Book of Mormon) who will evenly share the role of Tina Turner, each playing four (of eight) performances a week. Also starring are Garrett Turner as Ike Turner, Roz White as Zelma Bullock, Ann Nesby as Gran Georgeanna and Lael Van Keuren as Rhonda.

 

The ensemble includes Daelyanna Kelly Benson, Antonio Beverly, Taylor A. Blackman, Aliyah Caldwell, Lillian Charles, Max Falls, Zachary Freier-Harrison, Reyna Guerra, Gordia Hayes, Andre Hinds, Takia Hopson, Ayvah Johnson, Geoffrey Kidwell, Parris Mone’t Lewis, Nia Nelson-Williams, Gracie Phillips, Nicole Powell, Terance Reddick, Shari Washington Rhone, Kris Roberts, Jacob Roberts-Miller, Aniya Simone, Chris Stevens, Jeff Sullivan and Carlton Terrence Taylor.

Tickets are on sale now for TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). Tickets range in price from $20 - $94. All ticket prices include a $4 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice; additional service fees may apply. Individual tickets are available by calling the PPAC Box Office at 401.421.2787 or by visiting www.ppacri.org/tina. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 10A – 5P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show days.

 

Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Paul Hiatt at 401.574.3162 or emailing phiatt@ppacri.org
 

The producers, Tali Pelman from Stage Entertainment and James M. Nederlander, said: “We can’t wait to introduce America to the two megawatt superstars—Naomi Rodgers and Zurin Villanueva — who will share the role of Tina on the road. They are joined by Garrett Turner in the role of Ike, and an incredibly talented company who will together tell Tina's extraordinary and triumphant story in cities across the

country.”

 

Produced by Stage Entertainment, James L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL was written by Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins.

 

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award nominee Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Tony Award nominee Anthony van Laast, set and costume designs by Tony Award nominee Mark Thompson, original musical supervision, additional music and arrangements by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Tony Award nominee Bruno Poet, sound by Tony Award nominee Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Tony Award nominee Jeff Sugg, tour musical supervision by Alvin Hough, Jr., orchestrations by Tony Award nominee Ethan Popp, wigs, hair and makeup design by Drama Desk Award winner Campbell Young Associates, and casting by The Telsey Office.

 

An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.

 

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

 

This new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner and presented in association with Tina Turner herself, received its world premiere in April 2018 in London, where it opened to five-star reviews and has broken box office records at the Aldwych Theatre. In March 2019, the German production opened at Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg, and the Dutch production opened at the Beatrix Theater, Utrecht, in February 2020. A third European production opened in Fall 2021 at the Teatro Coliseum in Madrid, Spain.

 

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL originally opened on Broadway on November 7, 2019, was nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production reopened at Broadway’s Lunt- Fontanne Theatre on October 8, 2021, following the 18-month industry wide shut down due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The Broadway production is currently in its final weeks and is scheduled to end performances Sunday, August 14.

 

Produced by Stage Entertainment and Ghostlight Records and featuring the original London cast, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL: Original Cast Recording is available worldwide on CD, both online and in stores. The CD features a 20-page booklet, which includes liner notes, synopsis, and production and studio photography. The album was recorded in February 2019 at Angel Studios and RAK Studios, produced by the show’s Music Supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck and Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced by Tom Kelly. To download or stream the album, or order the CD, please visit http://www.ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/riverdeep-tinaturnermusical.

Tina Turner is a 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 as a duo alongside Ike Turner but has never been inducted in recognition of her solo work.

 

Follow @TinaBroadway on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Fans should visit www.TinaOnBroadway.com to sign up for updates on upcoming tour news and announcements.

 

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PPAC Media Contacts
P.J. Prokop: 401.574.3103 | pjprokop@ppacri.org

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More Info for National Tour Launch: TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
Sep 11 - 18, 2022

National Tour Launch: TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series

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