Alumna Adrienne Warren ’09 Profiled in the New York Times
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.”