2019 Broadway fall season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards?

A new Broadway season is gearing up, and there are currently three productions of musicals (all new) set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at this year’s Tony Awards? Below, we recap the plot of each musical as well as the awards history of its author, cast, creative types, the opening, and (where applicable) closing dates.

“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” (previews begin October 12; opens November 7)

This jukebox/biomusical follows the life and career of legendary recording artist Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, through her tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner, to her transformation into the global queen of rock ‘n’ roll.

With a book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins, this production is coming in from London’s West End where it received three Laurence Olivier Award nominations (including Best New Musical). The cast includes Tony nominee Adrienne Warren Daniel J. Watts,
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