Original Broadway Cast Recording Of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life And Times Of The Temptations To Be Released By UMe
As performances of the acclaimed new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations begin tonight (Thurs, Feb 28th) at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, UMe and the show’s producers are pleased to announce that the Ain’t Too Proud Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released by UMe this spring. Featuring The Temptations’ top hits, from “My Girl” and “The Way You Do The Things You Do” to “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” and “Cloud Nine,” the newly-recorded album is available for pre-order with a CD release on March 21st, sold exclusively at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), and the digital album available on March 22nd. The CD will be available in wide release on April 19th, with a 2 LP vinyl release to follow on June 7th.
The cast recording of the song “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” is available for streaming and immediate download with album pre-orders.
Ain’t Too Proud will play Broadway’s legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with performances beginning tonight, Thursday, February 28th, and an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21st.
Ain’t Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts, creating an amazing 42 Top Ten hits with 14 reaching No. 1. The rest is history — how they met, the groundbreaking heights they hit and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the United States fell into civil unrest. This thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and so many more.
After breaking house records at Berkeley Rep, The Kennedy Center, CTG’s Ahmanson Theatre, and Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, Ain’t Too Proud, written by three-time Obie Award winner and MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Skeleton Crew), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet), now brings the untold story of this legendary quintet to irresistible life on Broadway. Get ready — ’cause here they come!
Last year, The Temptations released their first new album in eight years, All The Time, via UMe. Praised by the Associated Press for its “musical magic,” the album features the legendary group’s inspired renditions of songs by Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Maxwell, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, and The Weeknd, and three new Temptations originals.
The “Tempts” continue to actively tour, performing throughout the year.
1. The Way You Do The Things You Do
2. Runaway Child, Running Wild
4. In The Still Of The Night / Speedo
6. I Want A Love I Can See
7. My Girl
8. Get Ready
9. Supremes Medley: You Can’t Hurry Love / Come See About Me / Baby Love
10. Since I Lost My Baby
11. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
12. Don’t Look Back / You’re My Everything
13. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
14. If You Don’t Know Me By Now
15. (I Know) I’m Losing You
16. I Wish It Would Rain
17. I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
18. I Can’t Get Next To You
19. I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
21. Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)
22. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
23. Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
24. For Once In My Life
25. Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, Pt. 1
26. Cloud Nine
27. Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, Pt. 2
28. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
29. Finale: I Can’t Get Next To You
Author: Buddy Iahn
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