The biographical musical devoted to the rock ’n’ roll icon’s career will be housed in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York, producers also announced Thursday.
Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on June 7 and preview performances begin Oct. 12.
The Broadway production follows the musical’s critically acclaimed debut in London’s West End, where it opened in April 2018.
The 79-year-old superstar has repeatedly praised the musical’s lead actress, Adrienne Warren, who will reprise her role as the “Proud Mary” belter when the show moves to New York in the fall. Warren completes her London run Friday.
Warren’s theater and television credits include Broadway’s “Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” (for which she received a Tony nomination in 2016), “Bring It On: The Musical” and “Dreamgirls,” as well as “Orange Is the New Black,” “Royal Pains” and “Quantico.”
The Broadway show will be produced by Stage Entertainment, James L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman in association with Turner. Further casting and crew will be announced at a later date.
The London show, written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. It is still booking shows through December.
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