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Tina Turner’s Life Story to Become Stage Musical From Team Behind ‘Mamma Mia’

Tina Turner attends the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Silos Opening And Cocktail Reception on April 30, 2015 in Milan, Italy.
Tina Turner attends the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Silos Opening And Cocktail Reception on April 30, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

*In a long overdue move, Tina Turner’s life story and songs are headed for the stage.

Production company Stage Entertainment says it is developing a musical based on the legend’s story and written by Katori Hall, the playwright behind civil rights-era drama “The Mountaintop,” reports the Associated Press.

Also involved are director Phyllida Lloyd, choreographer Anthony van Laast and designer Mark Thompson, who all worked on hit ABBA musical “Mamma Mia.”

On Friday Turner attended a workshop in London for the show, which has been in the works for a year.

The 77-year-old entertainer said in a statement that “it has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling.”

A venue and dates have yet to be announced.

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