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Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in TINA

First Look: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Stars as Tina Turner in TINA on Broadway

There’s a new Queen of Rock n’ Roll performing nightly at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!  TINA – The Tina Turner Musical welcomed Nkeki Obi-Melekwe into the leading role of Tina Turner on November 2, after previously performing as the alternate for the role.

Obi-Melekwe stars alongside Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts as Ike, Dawnn Lewis as Zelma, Tony Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna and Jessica Rush as Rhonda, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical also features Juliet Benn, Steven Booth, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Gerald Caesar, Julius Chase, Ayla Ciccone-Burton, Holli’ Conway, Kayla Davion, Leandra Ellis-Gaston, Charlie Franklin, Judith Franklin, Matthew Griffin, Ari Groover, Sheldon Henry, David Jennings, Ross Lekites, Robert Lenzi, Rob Marnell, Jhardon DiShon Milton, NaTonia Monet, Phierce Phoenix, Justin Schuman, Allysa Shorte, Eric Siegle, Carla Stewart, Jayden Theophile, Skye Dakota Turner, and Katie Webber.

This new musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of racism, sexism, and ageism to become the global Queen of Rock n’ Roll. TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity.

Get a first look at Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner below.


Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Steven Booth
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Steven Booth in TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
 Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Myra Lucretia Taylor
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Myra Lucretia Taylor in TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & Daniel J. Watts
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Daniel J. Watts in TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and the Cast
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and the Cast of TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and the Cast
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and the Cast of TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

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