Saturday, June 15, 2024

Broadway’s Back! Tina Turner Musical Returns October 8th, Temptations Motown Show on October 16th


Broadway will be full of R&B again soon, I’m happy to report.

“Tina– The Tina Turner Musical” will return to its performances on Friday, October 8th. And the “Ain’t Too Proud,” the musical about Motown’s Temptations, hits the stage on Saturday, October 16th.

For “Tina,” the re-opening is important because it’s a Tony Awards nominated musical from 2020. Star Adrienne Warren has had to wait 18 months to be announced as Best Actress in a Musical. It’s been a cruel season for the 2020 performers and nominees.

Will we see Tony Awards of some kind this fall? It is hoped that the Broadway League will do something in September or October to welcome shows back and close this strange chapter.

“Ain’t Too Proud” was from the prior season. Great show, and I can’t wait to see it again!

PS that date for “Tina” is a couple of week after the Emmy Awards when HBO’s Tina documentary should have picked up some awards too!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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