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Tina Turner musical set to open next fall


It's official: "Tina" is heading to Broadway.

The musical celebrating the life and music of Tina Turner will open next fall. The cast, theater and premiere date have not been announced.

"Bringing this musical to life on stage and working with this team has meant so much to me," Turner, 78, said in a statement. "I feel that it is in many ways a culmination of my career."

Now being staged in London, "Tina" features hits ranging from "Proud Mary" to "What's Love Got to Do With It?"

It is the latest in a parade of jukebox musicals to make its way to New York. The Bob Dylan-inspired "Girl from the North Country" is now playing at the Public Theatre, "The Cher Show" will open December 3 at the Neil Simon Theatre, and "Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations" will open March 21 at the Imperial Theatre.

They join "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical," which opened on Broadway in April, and "Beautiful—The Carole King Musical," which has been running since January 2014.

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