The music icon, 79, appeared at “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in brand-new York City, as well as surprised the audience which has a post-show speech. Tony-nominated actress Adrienne Warren, who plays Turner within the show, joined her on stage, along with the rest of the cast as well as creative team.
“This particular musical is usually my life nevertheless the item’s like poison of which turned to medicine,” Turner told the crowd. “I can never be as happy as I am currently.”
A star-studded crowd showed up for opening night, including Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Martha Stewart, Tiffany Haddish, Sunny Hostin, Spike Lee, Whoopi Goldberg, Tituss Burgess, Christine Baranski as well as Anna Wintour.
The musical follows the life as well as career of Turner, including turbulent times she endured.
Turner wrote a note within the program for audience members: “I’ve been blessed which has a wonderful career. After more than 50 years of performing I don’t need a musical, I don’t need another show. nevertheless I get so many cards as well as letters, I still can’t believe how people feel about me on stage as well as the legacy they say I left.”
“People tell me I gave them wish,” she continued. “the item meant so much to people I feel I have to pass the item on, as well as I wish This particular show serves what the people need, as a reminder of my work.”
Phyllida Lloyd directs the musical. Katori Hall wrote its book, alongside Frank Ketelaar as well as Kees Prins. The music throughout the show includes “Proud Mary,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” “Private Dancer” as well as her smash hit, “What’s Love Got to Do with the item.”