Theater 47 Presents Takin' Back My Name, The Ike Turner Story
We've always heard that there are three sides to every story, especially when the stories pertain to failed relationships-- Her story, his story and the truth that lies somewhere therein. You have witnessed the compelling story, What's Love Got to Do with It, positioned from Tina's Turner's memoirs. Now, John Ruffin's Theater 47 will tell Ike Turner's story on stage and Takin' Back My Name the Musical promises to be one of Ruffin’s most intriguing and talked about original productions to date. Music... plenty of it! Takin' Back My Name is a musical set to familiar tunes from the Ike and Tina library and never heard before music penned by Ike Turner.
Are people interested in the Real Ike Turner ? TV One's season premiere of Unsung, the popular award-winning docu-series, profiling the controversial music genius Ike Turner, delivered a combined reach of 1.7 Million total viewers, making it the number one Wednesday Unsung performance in network history. The show aired nationally on June 3, 2015. That would be a yes!
Takin' Back My Name the Musical is an infotainment piece, not a musical tribute. It promises to be filled with music, controversy and revelations that will keep you on the edge of your seats. The stage production is based upon information provided by Ike Turner himself from the pages of his own memoirs, Takin' Back My Name in addition to interviews with Family and friends.
Join us, for our special Red Carpet Celebrity viewing on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Theater 47 PAC on the campus of CFE at 1380 Southwestern in Blue Island, IL (Chicago). The performances are also scheduled for Friday November 6th and Saturday November 7th. Tickets are on sale now and available here. Limited seating, VIP tickets including a dinner and the show are also available.