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West End Production of AIN'T TOO PROUD Finds its Temptations Photo West End Production of AIN'T TOO PROUD Finds its Temptations
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

The West End production of AIN'T TOO PROUD has announced the quintet taking on the iconic roles of The Temptations at the Prince Edward Theatre from Friday 31 March 2023.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
by Linda Hodges - Nov 13, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, SF?

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA
by Jon Bee - Nov 3, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA? It's been said that people love nostalgia. There are certainly examples that reflect various time periods in our history but I would argue that last 10 years has seen the biggest increase in 'homage art.' Music holds memories - and memories can be powerful.

Cast Announced For AIN'T TOO PROUD Center Theatre Engagement; Tickets Now On Sale Photo Cast Announced For AIN'T TOO PROUD Center Theatre Engagement; Tickets Now On Sale
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

'Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations,” one of the most popular and record-breaking shows in Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre history returns December 13, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

The Temptations & The Four Tops Come To Brooklyn And Newark Photo The Temptations & The Four Tops Come To Brooklyn And Newark
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

See  two of the biggest musical legends of Motown- The Temptations and The Four Tops in New York on  Friday, December 9 at 8:00 pm at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn or in Newark, Saturday, December 10th at 8:00 pm in Newark at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

Interview: Karla Gordy Bristol's Labor of Love: MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MA Photo Interview: Karla Gordy Bristol's Labor of Love: MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MAGIC, THE LOVE
by Gil Kaan - Sep 27, 2022

A descendant of Motown royalty, Karla Gordy Bristol will present Motown: Celebrating The Music, The Magic, The Love  October 1, 2022. This world premiere, created, produced and directed by Karla, will feature a panel and show that includes: Shelly Berger, Janie Bradford, Duke Fakir, William Goldstein, Iris Gordy, Brian Holland, Brenda Holloway, Thelma Houston, Miller London, Scherrie, Lynda  & Susaye (Former Ladies of The Supremes), Martha Reeves, Paul Riser, Claudette Robinson, Smokey Robinson and Otis Williams. Pat Harvey acts as master of ceremonies, with Shadoe Stevens announcing and Patrice Rushen as panel moderator. Karla managed to carve out some time to answer a few of my queries.

AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Life And Times Of The Temptations Will Open in the West End in  Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Life And Times Of The Temptations Will Open in the West End in March 2023
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

The smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – The Life and Times of The Temptations, will bring the incredible true story of the greatest R&B group of all time to the West End.

Review: Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Brings Moto Photo Review: Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Brings Motown to Music Hall
by Emily Short - Sep 10, 2022

Watch The Temptations’ journey through the limelight and witness them change the music industry forever. Origin story, history lesson, live concert–this is AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Music Hall at Fair Park. September 6-18.

The Wallis to Present MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MAGIC, THE LOVE World Premie Photo The Wallis to Present MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MAGIC, THE LOVE World Premiere in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present the world premiere of Motown: Celebrating the Music, the Magic, the Love on Saturday, October 1, 2022, 7:00 pm, at The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Marcus Paul James Releases New Single 'Hey Love' Photo Marcus Paul James Releases New Single 'Hey Love'
by Michael Major - Aug 25, 2022

Marcus Paul James (Ain’t Too Proud, Miss You Like Hell, Motown, RENT) While everyone tries to hold onto a bit of summer sun, Marcus Paul James is giving us a song that is sure to reignite that romantic summer flame. Watch the new music video for the single now!

AIN'T TOO PROUD Comes to The Fabulous Fox Next Month Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD Comes to The Fabulous Fox Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The Fabulous Fox Theatre and the producers of the Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS have announced  full casting for the First National Tour coming to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre September 20 – October 2.

Interview: Marcus Paul James of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Peace Center Photo Interview: Marcus Paul James of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Jul 24, 2022

AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS follows the beloved Motown group's journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, ultimately landing them 42 Top Ten Hits.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Key Bank Palace Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Key Bank Palace
by Roy Berko - Jul 15, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Key Bank Palace? AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, which is now on stage at the State Theatre as part of the Key Bank Broadway Series, is a 2018 jukebox musical with music and lyrics by The Temptations and book by Dominique Morisseau.

The Temptations and the Four Tops Plus Special Guests Odyssey Announce Rescheduled UK Photo The Temptations and the Four Tops Plus Special Guests Odyssey Announce Rescheduled UK Tour Dates for 2022
by Michael Major - Jul 11, 2022

The Temptations and The Four Tops will be performing some of their most popular and award-winning songs that continue to inspire musicians around the globe. The Tamla Motown label broke down cultural and social barriers and The Four Tops and The Temptations were at the very forefront of that transformative period.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Overture Center Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Jun 16, 2022

What did our critic think? AIN'T TOO PROUD THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS follows the timeline of the Temptations, a Grammy winning group with 42 top ten hits, from conception as narrated by Otis Williams (Marcus Paul James) the group's founder and only surviving original member.

AIN'T TOO PROUD's Jawan M. Jackson to Join the Temptations on Tour Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD's Jawan M. Jackson to Join the Temptations on Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Jawan Jackson, who originated the role of Melvin Franklin in Ain't Too Proud, is now an official member of the Temptations! Jackson will be singing bass in the group, replacing Willie Green, who joined the group in 2016.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Benedum Center Rocks the House Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Benedum Center Rocks the House
by Greg Kerestan - May 22, 2022

Des McAnuff's slick docudrama production style may not be anything new, but it still works like a charm.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Shea's Buffalo Theatre Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 11, 2022

The evolution of the American musical has morphed from operetta to Vaudevillian musical revue to the classic  integrated musical comedy. The advent of the jukebox musical began as MAMMA  MIA and ALL SHOOK UP shoehorned popular music into a script to showcase Abba or Elvis Presley’s music into paper-thin plots. Now, for better or worse, the bio-concert emerges, as the slick new touring production of AIN’T TOO PROUD : The Life and Times of THE TEMPTATIONS opened at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. The music of the Motown wonder group THE TEMPTATIONS is one of the  latest properties to take to the Broadway stage. And since it's debut, other biographical musicals are being given similar treatment, telling the stories of Cher, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Hippodrome
by Timoth David Copney - May 4, 2022

For audience members of a certain age (like moi), jukebox musicals are much more than an evening’s entertainment. Sometimes they are a Soul Train dance down the days of our youth. Such is the case with Ain’t Too Proud, The Life and Times of The Temptations. Now playing in Baltimore at the Hippodrome, it is nothing short of spectacular.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Providence Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Providence Performing Arts Center
by John McDaid - Apr 13, 2022

The music needs no introduction: all the hits that made The Temptations a household name are represented in this energetic and enjoyable national tour of 'Ain't Too Proud.' But what this jukebox musical adds is the story behind the songs, told with deft, impressionistic touches that will resonate long after you leave the theater.

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