Published On: Fri, Nov 8th, 2019

‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’ showcases a Broadway powerhouse

Tina Turner is a superstar, but there is another person audiences will be excitedly discussing as they leave the Broadway theater after Tina, the new Turner jukebox bio-musical: Adrienne Warren.

Warren — not yet a huge name but an accomplished actor who earned a Tony nom for 2016’s Shuffle Along — is absolutely stunning in the titular role. Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, Warren is captivating, bringing the audience along as she goes through the incredible highs and horrifying lows of Turner’s life, from poverty to the complexities of her abusive relationship with Ike Turner to her London comeback and tour domination. Warren is doing both an incredible imitation of Tina (those dance moves! that big voice!) as well as making it her own, forging an intense connection with the audience that makes you want to stand up and shake a tailfeather (and, to be clear, many do at certain big moments of the show). Read more…

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