Open run | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Tina — The Tina Turner Musical

From 288 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

About the show

Presented in association with Turner herself, this new Broadway musical tells the story of a woman who didn’t just break the rules, but rewrote them – defying the bounds of age, race, and gender time and time again.   More…

Rock legend Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards. Her live concerts have been seen by millions. She’s sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history. But where did the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll get her start?  "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical" traces the rock star from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, all the way through to her transformation into an icon of the music world. 


Member Reviews (288)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see
86
Avg Score

95
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if MUST SEE! Fantastic acting/singing/dancing/sets. What a riveting, poignant and epic story! And add the music to it. AMAZING!

Don't see it if No reason not to. It's incredible!

94
Inspiring, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Best bio musical I have ever seen. Tina's story is epic & inspirational. You leave the theater on a high.

Don't see it if This has a very wide appeal. I don't know who wouldn't be able to appreciate the incredible story and performances.

Also We saw Kayla Davion as Tina (on her Debut performance as Tina) and she... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if If you like Tina Turner s music, her life story and musicals that are juke box type.great singing and a good staging.

Don't see it if If you dont like big production musicals.

66
Great lead performance, Entertaining, Shallow, By-the-numbers, Banal

See it if u like Turner's music and want to see reenactments of her iconic videos & concert footage (albeit framed by an anemic, awkward, awful book).

Don't see it if you hope to see Turner's real-life turmoil/tragedy/struggles/resurgence dramatized & explored beyond a cursory scan of her Wikipedia page.

Also If ever there was a celebrity subject worthy of a large-scale musical,... Read more Read less

90
Unseemly, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Feel-good-bummer survivor/warrior bio-musicale propelled by an uber-archvillain as bonus to the legacy. Frightfully fierce.

Don't see it if Parts jukebox and concert. To not showcase such dynamic performers (via impersonation) would be disservice to both. Unavoidably unseemly...

Also ...Like waiting for the kid to get it, for it to ignite "Mum Dearest."

100
Enjoyable, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Like/love Tina, hear great music, and have a good time. About her journey in life.

Don't see it if You dislike her music. Dislike musicals.

Also Adrienne Warren is excellant and fill with so much energy. The musicia... Read more Read less

77
Just don't compare it to the real tina turner.

See it if You want a take on Tina Turner's career and to hear those songs she owns.

Don't see it if You want a well written story that integrates the music well into the story.

85
Great singing, Energetic, Funny, Delightful

See it if You are a Tina Turner fan. You like music, musicals and stories about musical giants. If you are interested in stories about abuse.

Don't see it if If you do not like Tina Turner’s music or are not interested in her life story. If you are sensitive about stories of abuse & mistreatment.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you are a fan!

Don't see it if you are bored by Tina's story

Also Adrienne doesn't exactly look like Tina, but she successfully makes yo... Read more Read less

85
Predictable and safe jukebox musical, Engaging and energetic, Incredible singing, Empowering, A sad (and sadly-true) story of resilience

See it if you are a fan of Tina Turner’s music; like jukebox musicals; or looking for a splashy, longish musical to round out a night in the city.

Don't see it if expecting suspense, shock, or strong story-telling; not a fan of Tina and/or Ike Turner’s music; triggered by domestic abuse and misogyny.

Also The Tina Turner Musical is a splashy and sparkly show. I enjoyed the o... Read more Read less

82
Overrated, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if like bio/jukebox musicals. a powerful performance in a simplistic script. a lot of time is covered so it goes by quickly.

Don't see it if don't like bio or jukebox musicals. characters are characters - no depth. orchestration and background vocals on all songs are annoying.

88
Great singing

See it if Super high energy, excellent singing and dancing with moving renditions of her songs. General jukebox biopic of her life.

Don't see it if Domestic abuse and racism occur quickly and not dwelled/reflected upon much. Doesn't go that deep but very entertaining show.

Also Diversity: Black woman protagonist who's a survivor of domestic abuse.... Read more Read less

78
Light on storytelling, Enjoyable, Great performances

See it if you are a fan of Tina Turner and her music.

Don't see it if you want a show that goes deep into her story. Felt like they only scratched the surface on some plot points

Also Don't want to take anything away from the performances, which were won... Read more Read less

81
Dated, Dizzying, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to witness a star making performance by Adrienne Warren; you love Tina's music; you want to see a better than avg jukebox musical

Don't see it if frequent and casual violence against women and children bothers you; you're fundamentally opposed to jukebox musicals

92
Rocking, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Adrienne Warren (100): Tony worthy. Long live Tina.

Don't see it if Another Jukebox, thankfully story is engaging

85
Must see, Riveting, Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love Tina Turner, or want to see a jukebox musical that avoids most of the mistakes of the genre. Ike and Tina were extraordinary.

Don't see it if You don’t like Tina, are tired of the genre, want an original musical, or prefer songs that fit the story, and don’t feel shoehorned in.

Also The first act was a little clunky, like most jukebox musicals. But, by... Read more Read less

81
Great singing, Entertaining, Intense, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you want to see one of the best performances by an actress in a musical that has existed. Adrienne Warren is electric as TIna!

Don't see it if visual depiction of serious of abuse/domestic violence is triggering. The show is very depressing until the very end for the encore.

86
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great dancing, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if you want to see a fantastic performance by Adrienne Warren. A force of nature! Any Tina fan should see it.

Don't see it if you expect a jukebox musical to have a good book. Songs like Private Dancer are squeezed uncomfortably into the story. Show is too long.

89
Masterful, Riveting, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see one of the single-best performances of generations -- Warren IS Turner

Don't see it if you hate jukebox musicals, don't like Tina Turner or can't handle stories of abuse.

93
Adrienne warren is spectacular, dynamic, entertaining, marvelous, a must see performer

See it if you want to see a superb singer, dancer, performer playing Tina Turner; if you want to know a bit about Tina's life; you love musicals

Don't see it if you don't care for musicals, or shows that deal with life stories of performers

90
Must see, Intense, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You are a Tina Turner fan. You see her story as the triumph of a woman forging her own path.

Don't see it if You don't like Tina's music,

Also This was a high energy musical. Adrienne Warren inhabits the spirit of... Read more Read less

100
Profound, Great singing, Great acting

See it if electrifying musical with a powerhouse performance by Adrienne Warren.Epic! It spans four decades of Tina's life.Uplifting,&timely.See it!!

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with scenes of domestic violence.See it anyway,this show speaks to the resilience of the human spirit.

Also Adrienne Warren was really phenomenal!She embodied Tina Turner's grit,... Read more Read less

93
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You can see Warrens role of a lifetime. Stunning.

Don't see it if Your REALLY dislike musical biopics. But...the Turner music ( especially Warren) is phenomenal.

46
Disappointing

See it if You know for sure you’re seeing Adrienne Warren. I hear she’s sublime.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a good show. The great Tina songs are there, barely held together with a script out of Wikipedia.

Also I didn’t dislike the understudy I saw, and I don’t blame her for not b... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if WOW, what a great show. Thoroughly enjoyable, real, and so high energy. Highly recommend it!

Don't see it if you dislike Tina's music, are triggered by portrayal of domestic abuse, don't like loud, concert like productions or bright lights


November 7th, 2019
"The ‘Tina’ Musical Is One Inch Deep, Mountain High: Tina Turner gets the bio-jukebox treatment, with all its lows (emaciated storytelling) and one of its peaks (a star-making performance from Adrienne Warren)."
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November 7th, 2019
3/5 Stars "These failings might not register as much in a lighthearted show, but they don't serve the seriousness of Turner's journey...Yet the production has two significant assets...Foremost, there is Warren, who delivers a performance of superhuman stamina and skill."
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November 7th, 2019
"Electric Jolts From a Jukebox in 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical'"
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November 7th, 2019
"Adrienne Warren plays the legendary queen of rock 'n' roll across more than three tumultuous decades, from her humble Tennessee roots through her abusive first marriage to her jubilant reinvention in the 1980s."
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