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Katori Hall on the Importance and Strength of Tina Turner

Hall is the book writer of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway.

Rehearsals have begun for Broadway's Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which will begin performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on October 12 ahead of a November 7 opening. Watch book writer Katori Hall address the cast on the importance of Turner's musical history below:

Adrienne Warren heads the company in the title role, alongside Daniel J. Watts as Ike, Dawnn Lewis as Zelma, Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna, Steven Booth, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Gerald Caesar, Holli' Conway, Kayla Davion, Leandra Ellis-Gaston, Charlie Franklin, Judith Franklin, Matthew Griffin, Sheldon Henry, David Jennings, Ross Lekites, Robert Lenzi, Gloria Manning, Rob Marnell, Mehret Marsh, Jhardon DiShon Milton, Destinee Rea, Mars Rucker, Jessica Rush, Allysa Shorte, Carla Stewart, Jayden Theophile, Antonio Watson, and Katie Webber. Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will serve as the Tina Turner alternate.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical received its world premiere in April 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre in London. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, the musical features choreography by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson; musical supervision, additional music, and arrangements by Nicholas Skilbeck; lighting by Bruno Poet; sound by Nevin Steinberg; projection design by Jeff Sugg; and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.