The musical about her turbulent life has already been a smash hit in the UK. And now Tina Turner hopes to replicate that success when her autobiographical show Tina – The Tina Turner Musical opens in Germany. The 78-year-old dazzled in a blue, crushed velvet blouse and pants at a photo shoot for the show’s premiere in Hamburg on Tuesday. 

Lighting strikes twice: Tina Turner hopes to replicate her West End success when her autobiographical show Tina - The Tina Turner Musical opens in German

Turner’s wore her shoulder-length blonde tresses with bangs and appeared youthful with a full face of makeup.

The Tennessee-born songstress was joined on the red carpet by Kristina Love, who plays the musical icon on stage.

She wore blue velvet: The What's Love Got To Do With It hitmaker paired the distinctive garb with brown leather boots
The What’s Love Got To Do With It hitmaker paired the distinctive garb with brown leather boots

The musical debuted in London’s Aldwych Theater for previews on March 21, with the official opening on April 17, with the show extending its bookings to February 16, 2019.

‘On behalf of everyone involved with our production, I am delighted that following our thrilling opening here in the West End we are now in the process of planning two further productions worldwide,’ said Tai Pelman, Producer and Group Creative Managing Director at Stage Entertainment.

‘We created our musical in London, a city which has always been very special to Tina, and we are excited to be starting our next chapter,’ Pelman added.

Meteoric rise: The show follows Turner's humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her ascension as 'Queen of Rock and Roll'
TINA & Kristina Love

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is a ‘jukebox’ musical, using Turner’s own songs, like long-running musical favorites such as Jersey Boys, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and The Cher Show which opens in December.

Hitmaker: Among Turner's hit songs throughout her 50-year career include 'What's Love Got to Do With It,' 'Better Be Good to Me,' 'A Fool in Love', ' Proud Mary' and 'River Deep – Mountain High'
Hitmaker: Among Turner’s hit songs throughout her 50-year career include ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It,’ ‘Better Be Good to Me,’ ‘A Fool in Love’, ‘ Proud Mary’ and ‘River Deep – Mountain High’

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12 Replies to “Blue Velvet”

  1. Many thanks Ben – such great article and how thankful I am that you were there so very close to Tina on this special day. You always do such a wonderful job of sharing and I appreciate you so much!

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