Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney: Queen of the Night) stepped into the title role of rock icon Tina Turner, sharing the part with Aisha Jawando, while Caleb Roberts (Cinderella) took over the role of Ike.
The cast also features Paula Kay as Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock, Charis Alexandra as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, George Jennings as Tina’s manager Roger Davies, Irene Myrtle Forrester as Tina’s Grandmother, Kelly Hampson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Gregory Haney as Tina’s father Richard Bullock, Cordell Mosteller as Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Chris Grahamson as record producer Phil Spector and lyricist Terry Britten, and Joseph Richardson as record company marketing manager Erwin Bach.
Ensemble members are Megan Armstrong, Vanessa Dumatey, Thomas Sutcliffe, Turrell Barrett-Wallace, and Joey James. The Ikettes are Karis Anderson, Marie Finlayson, and Natorii Illidge, and swings are Lauren Allan, Richard Appiah-Sarpong, Joshua Da Costa, Miles Anthony Daley, Amber Sylvia Edwards, Livvy Evans, Imogen Rose Hart, Jaz Robinson, Brad Veitch, Saran Webb, and Samuel J Weir.
The children's cast includes Isabella Francis, Tia Roche, and Maya Parks, who share the role of Young Anna Mae; Cece Somolu, Kizzy Murrell, and Eden Butcher, who share the role of Young Alline; and Spencer Salami, Jhobe Duncan, and Cohen March, who share the role of Young Craig.
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Based on the life of Grammy winner Tina Turner and produced in association with Turner, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical received its world premiere in April 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre. The Broadway production opened in 2019 and continues at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and three productions are running in Europe in Germany, Netherlands, and Spain. The North American tour will commence in Rhode Island this September.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, the musical is choreographed by Anthony van Laast with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg, and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.