Tina: The Tina Turner Musical opened November 8 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where the show received a special visit from the icon herself. Tina Turner appeared during the show’s curtain call and joined the cast for an emotional speech.
Watch the video below to see the speech and the star-studded opening night audience including Oprah, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg, and more.
Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along…) leads the cast in the title role, having earned an Olivier Award nomination earlier this year for her work in the London world premiere of the musical. Nkeki Obi-Melekwe plays Tina at select performances.