Grammy-winning music icon Tina Turner has shared a first look at the artwork for the new musical Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Twitter. Take a look below.
The new musical is currently in development, with Turner herself on the creative and producing teams. Watch footage from a recent workshop, which cast Tony nominee Adrienne Warren as Turner, above.
Stage Entertainment confirmed in December last year that it was developing a new musical based on the life of music legend Turner. Collaborating on the world premiere are writer Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, director Phyllida Lloyd (Mary Stuart, Mamma Mia!), set and costume designer Mark Thompson, choreographer Anthony van Laast, and musical supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck.
In a statement at the time, Turner said, “It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling. London has always had a very special place in my heart and it’s wonderful to be back.”
Turner's life was also explored in the film What's Love Got to Do With It, which cast Angela Basset as the famed singer, and the musical tribute River Deep, inspired by Turner's autobiography I, Tina, that played The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in July 2006. Among her many hit tunes are “I Can't Stand the Rain,” “Let's Stay Together,” “Private Dancer,” and “What's Love Got to Do With It?”