Ain’t Too Proud comes to Broadway in Spring 2019
The Temptations musical, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations, is making its Broadway debut in 2019. The electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will premiere on February 28, 2019 with an official opening on March 21st at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.
The show recently broke house records at both Berkeley Rep and The Kennedy Center. It was written by three time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and features choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet). Otis Williams, the group’s only original member, is an executive producer of the musical.
The show just wrapped a six week run in Los Angeles. Later this month, it heads to Toronto for a month long residency before taking over New York City.
With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, The Temptations rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. 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.
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