The New York Times: More important, as far as pure entertainment is concerned, this story comes with songs that can thrill an audience when rendered as Turner sang them; at this, the musical “Tina,” directed by Phyllida Lloyd, happily succeeds. In a performance that is part possession, part workout and part wig, Adrienne Warren rocks the rafters and dissolves your doubts about anyone daring to step into the diva’s high heels.
Rolling Stone Magazine: Tina Turner is a star, and so is Adrienne Warren, who unleashes something volcanic from within herself while channeling the Queen of Rock & Roll. Though Warren shines consistently, the vehicle for her bright performance, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, hits several road bumps while charting the icon’s life from childhood through her Eighties comeback.
Writer: Katori Hall
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Producer: Tali Pelman, James L. Nederlander
Choreographer: Anthony van Laast
Orchestration: Ethan Popp
Venue: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York