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Photo Coverage: Go Inside the AIN'T TOO PROUD Opening Night Party

"Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations" opened last night, March 21, at Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).

Check out photos of the opening night party below!

Ain't Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & 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 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.

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 Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, and featuring choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, now brings the untold story of this legendary quintet to irresistible life on Broadway.

Leading the Broadway cast as The Temptations are Derrick Baskin as Otis Williams, James Harkness as Paul Williams, Jawan M. Jackson as Melvin Franklin, Jeremy Pope as Eddie Kendricks, and Ephraim Sykes as David Ruffin. The Broadway cast will also feature Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Candice Marie Woods, Esther Antoine, Marcus Paul James, Jelani Remy, and Curtis Wiley.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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E. Clayton Cornelious

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E. Clayton Cornelious

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Joshua Morgan

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Joshua Morgan

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Jelani Remy

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Jelani Remy

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Christian Thompson

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Christian Thompson

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Marcus Paul James

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Marcus Paul James

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Kenny Seymour

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Kenny Seymour

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Jawan M. Jackson

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Jawan M. Jackson

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Dominique Morisseau

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Dominique Morisseau

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Derrick Baskin

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Derrick Baskin

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Shawn Bowers

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Shawn Bowers

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Jarvis B. Manning, Jr.

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Jarvis B. Manning, Jr.

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Jeremy Pope

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Jeremy Pope

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Ephraim Sykes

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James Harkness

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James Harkness

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James Harkness, Ephraim Sykes, Jeremy Pope, Derrick Baskin, Jawan M. Jackson

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Jahi Kearse

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Jahi Kearse

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Saint Aubyn

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Nasia Thomas

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Nasia Thomas

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Candice Marie Woods

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Candice Marie Woods

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Taylor Symone Jackson

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Taylor Simone Jackson

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Rashidra Scott

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Rashidra Scott

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Esther Antoine

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Esther Antoine


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