*The New York Post is reporting that Tina Turner has written an autobiographical musical titled “Simply the Best,” which will follow her rise to fame, the abuse suffered under ex-husband Ike Turner and her belief that he is the reincarnation of the tyrannical Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III.
As the Post puts it: “Simply the Best” portrays Ike Turner as a gun-wielding, cocaine-sniffing, wife-beating monster whose signature line is: “That b*tch will taste my wrath like it’s her own saliva!”
The musical is aiming for London production next year before heading to Broadway, the Post reports. It will feature music from Tina Turner’s back catalog to narrate her journey from Nutbush, Tenn. to superstardom. Among the songs in the show are “Nutbush City Limits,” “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “Private Dancer” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”