[Interview] Tina: The Musical’s Roz White Talks Playing Zelma Currie, Tour Life & Relating to Tina’s Story

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Tina: The Musical, the Tony award-winning musical based on the life of Tina Turner, is currently touring and is now playing the Detroit Opera House.

I talked to Roz White, who plays Tina’s mom, Zelma Currie, about portraying this complicated character, how she relates to Tina’s story, how Jenifer Lewis influenced her, her favorite Tina songs, and being a part of a largely Black production.

Tina: The Musical is playing at the Detroit Opera House now until December 18th. You can get tickets here.