Alumna Adrienne Warren ’09 Profiled in the New York Times

  • Adrienne Warren in the lobby of the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, where she plays the title role in Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalCredit: Molly Matalon for The New York Times
Adrienne Warren ’09, Theatre Arts alumna and star of TINA: The Tina Turner Musical, was featured in an article in The New York Times in advance of the show’s Broadway debut on November 7.

The piece chronicles Warren’s experiences as a singer, dancer, and athlete, exploring her catapult to fame and the challenges she’s faced (and overcome) playing the show’s title role during last year’s run in London’s West End. 

“Warren’s best has catapulted her career to new heights,” writes Naveen Kumar. “She originated the part in London’s West End last year, generating a frenzy of rapturous reviews. (“Astonishing” was a word often used.) … There is only one Adrienne Warren. A tenacious athlete with a voice like an electric guitar, she has the nonchalant self-assurance of someone used to winning. Yet determination to do her idol justice nearly undid her during the London run, she said. If she’s learned anything from playing Tina Turner for more than two years, it’s that she doesn’t want to fight herself anymore.”

Read the full article here.