Nick Rashad Burroughs, who plays Ike Turner in the Tony-nominated Tina—The Tina Turner Musical, recently posted a video on Instagram capturing one of his lightning fast costume changes backstage at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Watch Burroughs' quick change—from “Be Tender With Me Baby” into “Proud Mary”—below:
Burroughs' Broadway credits also include the Tony-winning Kinky Boots and the stage musical version of King Kong, while audiences around the country saw the actor in the national tour of Something Rotten! His EP Groove Machine, featuring his Pop Smash Award-nominated song “Tonight,” is available on all music platforms, and his screen credits include The Get Down, Inventing Anna, and The Real World: Corona Virus. Burroughs also played James Brown in James Brown Live.
As previously reported, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical, nominated for 12 2020 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, will play its final performance at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre August 14. The production, which officially opened November 7, 2019, following previews that began October 12, will have played 27 previews and 482 regular performances at the time of closing.
The Broadway company is currently led by Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina, Burroughs as Ike, Kayla Davion as Tina (at some performances), Tony nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Zelma, and Katie Webber as Rhonda.