Turner joined the “Tina” cast onstage during the show’s curtain call, where she embraced Adrienne Warren, who plays her in the musical. Turner praised the production in an emotional speech.
“This musical is my life, but it’s like poison that turned to medicine,” she said. “I can never be as happy as I am now.”
Turner also shared a moment backstage with Oprah Winfrey, who walked the red carpet with Turner, and Gayle King.
“Watching TINA on Broadway with @LoveTinaTurner. Nothing like it. ELECTRIFYyyyying! See you at the Tonys @adriennelwarren! #TinaBroadway,” Oprah captioned a photo on Twitter.
“Tina” dramatizes Turner’s life, including her childhood, tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner, and comeback in her 40s. The musical has a book by Katori Hall, Victoria Chau and Kees Prins, and features Turner’s music.
“Tina” initially debuted on the West End in 2018, with Warren as Turner and Kobna Holdbook-Smith as Ike Turner. Daniel J. Watts plays Ike Turner in the Broadway production.