Tina Turner makes her first red carpet appearance in five years and she looks fabulous
The rock n' roll queen made her first red carpet appearance in five years for the opening night of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical that celebrates her life.
Tina Turner is rolling back into the spotlight, and how! The rock n' roll queen made her first red carpet appearance in five years for the opening night of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical which celebrates her life.
The multi-talented artist made a rare appearance at the Aldwych Theatre in London on Tuesday for the opening night of the musical, which is a production based on the singer's life. The 78-year-old diva walked the red carpet with her husband, Erwin Bach in tow.
Dressed in a stunning black suit, lace gloves, and sparkly silver shoes, the Grammy winner was all smiles as she arrived at the event. She even posed for the shutterbugs with Tony-nominated performer Adrienne Warren, who plays Turner in the musical.
Warren, who is widely known for her acting prowess, makes for a great Tina Turner, according to Variety. In their review of the musical and the actress, they wrote, “Her stunningly powerful, extraordinarily controlled performance is way beyond mere perfect impersonation. Eyes flashing in hope or burning with determination, the stage burns with both her energy and the spirit she’s channeling. And she has complete command of her character’s pain and pathos and, best of all, the stillness when needed.”
The new musical chronicles Turner’s tumultuous rise to becoming one of the biggest superstars in music, and so, it was one event Turner just couldn't miss attending.
“It's difficult to see someone else do what we did for 40 years,” Turner told BBC News after the premiere. “I'm a perfectionist, so I look a little bit critically. But when I look and see it done so well, I feel proud.”
Turner has been to a number of events in the past, but this was her first red carpet event since 2013, and the fact that she hasn't officially walked a red carpet in half a decade made her appearance at the event even more memorable.
Speaking about Warren's performance in the musical, Turner told BBC News, "I feel like I'm sending someone—sorry I'm getting emotional—I'm really sending someone out that's going to do a good job and make me proud."