Nkeki Obi-Melekwe to Take Over Title Role in Tina; Adrienne Warren Sets Final Performance Date | Srtalent
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner in the London production of “Tina”
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Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will be taking on the title role in Tina on Broadway beginning November 2. Tony nominee Adrienne Warren, who originated the role on Broadway and the West End, has announced a final performance date of October 31. As previously announced, Tina will resume Broadway performances on October 8.
Telling the true story of music legend Tina Turner, Tina opened on November 7, 2019. It is currently nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Obi-Melekwe previously served as an alternate for the role of Tina Turner on Broadway and took over the role full time in the West End produdction. Her other stage credits include Alice By Heart and Half Time.
She joins a cast that includes 2020 Tony nominees Daniel J. Watts as Ike Turner and Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna.