Iconic rock and soul superstar Tina Turner has signed off on her life story being turned into a theatrical production.
The 76-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has partnered with Dutch producer/businessman Joop van den Ende for “Tina: The Musical,” which they plan to either mount on Broadway in New York City or on London’s West End by the end of 2016.
Apparently, Turner’s preference is London because she said she has a rich history with the city and achieved great success in Europe.
In 2013, Tina Turner became the oldest woman to grace the cover of Vogue magazine at age 73. This was the magazine’s German edition.
Ende had been negotiating with the Grammy winner for several years on the musical. After reading the finalized script by Dutch screenwriters Kees Prins and Frank Ketelaar, she signed off.
“Tina: The Musical” opens with a court scene where the abused wife of blues legend Ike Turner is granted her divorce and only wants to keep her name.
The production will feature three singer/actresses as the music legend, capturing the ages of 10, 20 and 40-years-old. No word on how the casting process of the production is coming along.
Ende is no stranger to big musicals. His company, Stage Entertainment is responsible for launching the stage adaptation of the film “Sister Act” and making it a Tony Award nominated musical.
In 2013, AlwaysAList.com reported that Turner has given up her U.S. citizenship. The “What’s Love Got to Do With It” singer is now a citizen of Switzerland and resides with her husband Erwin Bach in Kuesnacht, a suburb of Zurich.
Tina Turner & husband Erwin Bach during an interview on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network in 2013