Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

AIN'T TOO PROUD is Coming to Cleveland's KeyBank State Theatre in July

AIN’T TOO PROUD is the electrifying musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Ain't Too Proud

Playhouse Square has announced the First National Tour of AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the new Broadway smash hit musical, will play the KeyBank State Theatre July 12 - 31 as part of the 2021-22 KeyBank Broadway Series. Tickets are now on sale at playhousesquare.org or by calling 216-241-6000.

Featuring the Grammy® winning songs and Tony® winning moves, AIN'T TOO PROUD is the electrifying 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 and being voted the greatest R&B group of all time by Billboard Magazine in 2017. 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 opened on Broadway in March 2019, where it continued to play to sold-out audiences and broke the Imperial Theatre's box office record. Written by Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, and featuring the Tony Award winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo, this dazzling production now brings the untold story of the legendary quintet to audiences across the country.

The creative team also includes Tony Award nominee Robert Brill(scenic design), Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell (costume design), Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design), Tony Award winner Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini (projection design), Drama Desk Award winner Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design), Steve Rankin (fight direction), Brian Harlan Brooks (tour resident director), Edgar Godineaux (associate choreographer), John Miller (music coordinator), Molly Meg Legal (production supervisor), and Nicole Olson (production stage manager). Orchestrations are by Tony Award recipient Harold Wheeler, with music supervision and arrangements by Kenny Seymour. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, Merri Sugarman, C.S.A.

The national tour of AIN'T TOO PROUD is produced by Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce, in association with Work Light Productions.

AIN'T TOO PROUD will play the KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square for 24 performances, July 12 - 31, 2022. Show times are Tuesdays - Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:30PM, and Sundays at 1:00 and 6:30 PM. Tickets for all performances are on sale now at playhousesquare.org or by calling 216-241-6000. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 216-640-8600. AIN'T TOO PROUD is part of the KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square.

For more information, please visit www.AintTooProudMusical.com.



Related Stories

Buy at the Theatre Shop

T-Shirts, Mugs, Phone Cases & More



More Hot Stories For You


Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Comes To Cleveland, November 1-20Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Comes To Cleveland, November 1-20
September 30, 2022

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will come to Playhouse Square from November 1-20 as part of a multi-season North American tour.

ALL THINGS EQUAL - THE LIFE AND TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG to Launch 2022-23 National Tour Next MonthALL THINGS EQUAL - THE LIFE AND TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG to Launch 2022-23 National Tour Next Month
September 30, 2022

All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, will launch its 16 city, 2022-2023 National Tour on Oct. 5th in St. Petersburg, FL.  

New Director Of Development Announced At Beck Center For The ArtsNew Director Of Development Announced At Beck Center For The Arts
September 29, 2022

Beck Center for the Arts has announced the addition of Kristen Levy to the senior management team.

Beck Center For The Arts Announces 2022-23 Youth Theater SeasonBeck Center For The Arts Announces 2022-23 Youth Theater Season
September 28, 2022

Beck Center for the Arts, one of the oldest continuously running Youth Theater programs in the nation has announced the 74th Youth Theater Season for 2022-2023.

BEETLEJUICE And HADESTOWN Now On Sale At Playhouse Square BEETLEJUICE And HADESTOWN Now On Sale At Playhouse Square 
September 27, 2022

Playhouse Square has announced that tickets to two new musicals on the 2022-2023 KeyBank Broadway Series are now available for sale to the public.