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`Tina - The Tina Turner Musical.` (Image provided by Shea's Performing Arts Center)
"Tina - The Tina Turner Musical." (Image provided by Shea's Performing Arts Center)

'Tina - The Tina Turner Musical' coming to Shea's Buffalo Theatre Nov. 8-13


Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am

Tickets will go on sale Sept. 29

Shea’s Buffalo Theatre announced tickets for “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 29, for eight performances from Nov. 8-13. This musical is part of the M&T Bank 2022-23 Broadway Series, presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino.

Casting can be viewed here.

“It has been years since I toured the U.S., and I am very excited that my own musical can now bring my music and story to my fans in their home cities across America. It’s a homecoming and that is very special to me,” Tina Turner said.

The producers, Tali Pelman from Stage Entertainment and Jimmy Nederlander, said, “We are delighted to begin this next chapter for ‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.’ The North American tour will see the show enjoy its sixth production around the world since opening in the West End in 2018, which is testimony to Tina’s extraordinary legacy. This tour clearly has special resonance for Tina herself, and now more than ever we can’t wait to uplift audiences across America with her joyful and triumphant story.”

Produced by Stage Entertainment, Nederlander and Pelman, in association with Turner, “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” was written by Tony Award-nominee and Pulitzer Prize-winner Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. It 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; 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; 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.

A press release stated, “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.”

Zurin Villanueva performing "Higher" as Tina Turner, alongside the cast of the North American touring production of "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical." (Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade, 2022; images provided by Shea's Performing Arts Center)


This new musical based on the life of the legendary artist presented in association with 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 Nov. 7, 2019, and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production reopened at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Oct. 8, 2021, following the 18-month industrywide shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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. It 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 Skilbeck and Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced by Tom Kelly. To download or stream the album, or order the CD, visit http://www.ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/riverdeep-tinaturnermusical.

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

The Emmy-nominated feature documentary “TINA” is now available to stream on HBO Max.

A press release said, “A revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, ‘TINA’ charts her improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life, and her even more improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s.”

The feature documentary is from Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin, and Lightbox, the production company founded by Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn, together with Emmy-nominated producer Diane Becker.

Shea’s is located at 646 Main St., Buffalo. Visit sheas.org to view the “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” performance schedule. Individual tickets will go on sale Thursday, and will be available at the Shea's box office or by visiting sheas.org. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Mary Oshei at 716-829-1153 or emailing [email protected].

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