Tina Turner took poison as a cure

11.14.2019     /     News author: Oksana

Tina Turner took poison as a cure
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Tina Turner, music icon, surprised this week on Broadway as a spectator in the musical that recreates her life. The singer attended the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York City and, at the end of the performance, delivered an emotional speech on the stage for which they applauded her standing.

"I am very happy. This show is proof of how poison can be transformed into medicine," she said, heading to the living room, where her husband, music producer Erwin Bach, her friend Oprah Winfrey and a crowd of Stars: Gayle King, Martha Stewart, Tiffany Haddish, Sunny Hostin, Spike Lee, Whoopi Goldberg, Tituss Burgess, Christine Baranski and Anna Wintour.

The musical covers Tina Turner's life and career, including the turbulent times she had to go through. The artist, who last year suffered the loss of her son by suicide, said these days feel blessed by the "wonderful career" she could develop. "After more than 50 years of acting, I still receive many letters and I can't believe what people tell me about what they feel when they see me on stage and about the legacy they say I leave," she said. "They say I gave them hope," she continued.

Phyllida Lloyd is the director of the musical, which is based on a book written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. The music throughout the show includes songs by the artist such as "Proud Mary", "River Deep, Mountain High", "Private Dancer" and her great success "What's Love Got to Do with It".

Turner, 79, arrived at the Lunt-fontanne Theater accompanied by her husband, Erwin Bach, and her friend Oprah Winfrey Turner, 79, arrived at the Lunt-fontanne Theater accompanied by her husband, Erwin Bach, and her friend Oprah Winfrey.

Adrienne Warren is the interpreter who puts herself in the skin of the diva and adopts the movements, wit and burning fire of the idol on stage, covered by a voice that recreates Tina's deep pain and the ferocity of her will to survive to a bunch of adversities.

The narrative arc of the musical continues step by step in strict chronological order in relation to what is dictated by the trajectory of the songs. Among other scenes in the musical, "Nutbush City Limits" finds young Anna Mae (before Ike called her Tina) at her home in Tennessee with her grandmother (Myra Lucretia Taylor), who encourages her to achieve her dream. "Better Be Good to Me", meanwhile, is a sadly ironic melody about what the artist will hold later.

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