Tony nominee Adrienne Warren is officially set to return to Broadway this fall in Tina—The Tina Turner Musical. She’ll reprise her star turn as the title rock legend, a role she originated and continues to play in London’s West End through April 13.
Official dates and venue for the New York bow—as well as further casting—will be announced at a later date. The musical, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, weave's Turner's discography with a book by Katori Hall (along with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins).
Prior to crossing the pond to star in Tina, Warren earned a Tony nomination for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. She made her Broadway debut in Bring It On.
"Working on this show has been a life-changing experience for me. Tina’s unshakable courage, grace and determination have been our constant inspiration, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to be part of this telling of her story," she said in a statement. "Returning home to Broadway, in this role and in this show, is a dream come true."
"She has given it everything she’s got, she has poured her soul into it, and she deserves every success," Turner herself said of Warren. "I cannot wait to see her on that Broadway stage on opening night.”
As previously announced, the musical will release a cast album through Ghostlight Records. The label has released the first single from the recording: "River Deep – Mountain High." Watch Warren lay down the track in the music video below.