Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Broadway Reviews – The Review Round-Up!

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is the true story of one of the biggest musical icons in the world, Tina Turner. Follow Tina's humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee to her transformation to the Queen of Rock who didn't just break rules but rewrote them. The show also delves into her complex relationship with her ex-husband, Ike Turner and his role in shaping her artistry and initial career. With 12 Grammy Awards and live shows that are seen by millions, Turner is truly one of the biggest artists in the world. Starring Adrienne Warren in the lead role, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is an unflinching look at the all too real life of an icon. Read some of the top Tina Turner Musical Broadway reviews below.

Tina Turner Musical Broadway Reviews

Tina Turner Musical Broadway Reviews | What The Critics Think

“Hitherto unknown in the U.K., the Adrienne Warren was the Tony-nominated standout in Broadway’s “Shuffle Along,” but her knockdown performance here not only elevates an otherwise routine bio-musical into a triumph, it’s a slam-dunk for every upcoming awards ceremony. Putting director Phyllida Lloyd in charge of turning Tina’s life story into a theatrical evening was a smart move.”
- Variety on the West End Production in 2018

“This terrific show is billed as the “untold” story of Tina Turner. Given that there has already been a bestselling memoir called I, Tina, a popular biopic starring Angela Bassett and even a jukebox musical, Soul Sister, the claim looks a little exaggerated. But this version, which comes with its subject’s blessing, offers a heady celebration of triumph over adversity and boasts a whirlwind performance by Adrienne Warren that left the audience, though not the star herself, breathless."
- The Guardian on the West End Production in 2018

“Executive produced by the 78-year-old soul-pop siren and her German husband Erwin Bach, Tina sheds little new light on a familiar triumph-over-adversity story already laid out in Turner’s best-selling 1986 autobiography I, Tina and Brian Gibson’s 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do With It. Even so, Phyllida Lloyd’s production is a rollicking rollercoaster ride, delivered with stylistic verve and fireball energy by a high-caliber cast and crew."
- Hollywood Reporter on the West End Production in 2018

Note: Reviews of Tina Turner The Musical on Broadway will be updated as and when they become available.

Tina Turner Musical Broadway Reviews | Why You Must Watch The Show

Outside of the fact that Tina Turner's life story deserves to be seen for its sheer honesty and inspirational nature, this production is a must-watch for various other reasons. The jukebox musical based on the life of one of the biggest musical talents of this generation, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical features classic songs from Tina's catalogue. These include River Deep Mountain High, What's Love Got to Do With It?, Private Dancer, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, and countless others. Another reason to watch the musical is Adrienne Warren's star-making performance which beautifully captures every little nuance of Tina's eventful journey to superstardom.

Recommended For

Fans of Tina Turner | Lovers of Musicals

About Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Constructed in 1910, the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is a popular Broadway house located at 205 West 46th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is scheduled to begin previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from October 12th, 2019.

Seating Capacity & Orientation

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre has a total seating capacity of 1,505 seats which are spread across three levels, orchestra, front mezzanine, and rear mezzanine. Barring the extreme corner seats of the rear mezzanine section, most of the seats in the theatre offer a pretty decent view of the stage.

Orchestra Level: The orchestra is the closest to the stage. With over 868 seats, the orchestra is the biggest seating section in the theatre. Opt for seats in rows D to L for the best view. We would recommend avoiding the front row, however.

Front Mezzanine Level: The smallest seating section in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, the front mezzanine houses 168 seats that are spread across five rows. The front row (A) of this section offers spectacular views of the stage and holds some of the most expensive seats in the house.

Rear Mezzanine Level: The section furthest from the stage, the rear mezzanine houses 436 seats. The section has 13 rows in total.

Value-for-money seats: In the orchestra section, rear orchestra rows from WW to ZZ are value for money. The last two rows (C and D) in the front mezzanine also offer decent views and don't cost a lot.

Premium seats: If you're looking for premium seats, opt for the middle seats in rows A to K in the orchestra section. In the mezzanine section, the centre seats in the front rows are considered premium.

Essential Tips

  • Wheelchair accessibility is available only in the orchestra section, so book tickets accordingly.
  • There are no elevators or escalators available in the theatre so avoid a higher row if you have knee troubles.
  • Free headsets for sound augmentation are available with the staff.
  • There's a bar located on the mezzanine level and one in the lower lounge. Please note that only water and souvenir drink cups are allowed inside the theatre.
  • A wheelchair accessible restroom is available on the first floor of the theatre.

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