Zimbabwe’s Own Ruva Ngwenya Scores Big Time With Role As Music Queen Tina Turner In Upcoming Showstopper
Zimbabwe-born Australian actress Ruva Ngwenya is set to take the stage by storm as she takes on the role of legendary US music icon, Tina Turner, in the upcoming production of “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” This will mark Ruva’s first lead role in musical theatre and is a dream come true for the actress, who regards Turner as an inspiration.
With a career spanning over a decade, Ruva has established herself as one of Australia’s most sought-after performers. Her impressive resume includes notable performances in musicals such as “The Lion King,” “We Will Rock You,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “Ragtime,” and “Moulin Rouge The Musical.” Tina Turner herself co-signed Ruva as a worthy performer to portray her and expressed her excitement for the Australian premiere at the Theatre Royal Sydney this May.
Ruva has shared her joy and excitement for this opportunity, stating that she feels honoured to be part of the telling of Tina Turner’s life story. She went on to say, “Tina’s courage, grace, and determination are inspirational to me and so many people around the world.” Ruva has personal ties to Turner’s music, as her performance of “River Deep – Mountain High” at the age of 15 in a school musical ignited her passion for performing and musical theatre.
Ruva Ngwenya’s upcoming portrayal of Tina Turner in “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” is set to be a powerful and captivating performance that will showcase the actress’s talent and pay homage to the legendary icon who continues to inspire generations.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to be part of this telling of Tina Turner’s life story. Tina’s courage, grace and determination are inspirational to me and so many people around the world. Her music literally changed my life as a 15-year-old when I performed River Deep – Mountain High solo on stage, for the very first time in my school musical. This moment led me to the path of performing and musical theatre,” she told the media.