“Tina – the Tina Turner Musical” will resume Broadway performances Oct. 8.
The musical will return to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it had been playing from Oct. 12, 2019 until the March 12, 2020 Broadway shutdown. Tickets go on sale Tuesday.
Casting will be announced shortly. Adrienne Warren, who has been outspoken about the need for change on Broadway, originated the role of Tina on the West End and in the Broadway production.
“We are overjoyed at the prospect of opening the doors of the Lunt-Fontanne Theater once more. But to reopen does not mean to return, to resume, to revert,” producer Tali Pelman said in the press release. “The purpose of theatre is to bring people together through story-telling. It has been a year of unfathomable challenges and hardship in America and on Broadway, especially for our BIPOC community. ‘Tina’ is the essential story for our times, and we are proud to live up to its message with action, as a new chapter commences of a better and more united, diverse, equitable and inclusive Broadway.”
“Tina” is nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tony voters have already cast ballots for the 2019-2020 Tony Awards, but winners have not yet been announced.
The musical joins several other productions that have announced reopening dates this fall, including fellow best musical nominee “Jagged Little Pill,” which announced an Oct. 21 resumption Tuesday.
“Tina” features a book by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, direction by Phyllida Lloyd and choreography by Anthony van Laast.