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Imperial Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.

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An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine 2017).

They were five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history-

how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how, as the nation fell into civil unrest, personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart.

Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff bring you this thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal. Iconic hits like "My Girl," "Just My Imagination," and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and the signature dance moves that made the "Classic Five" Temptations part of our cultural history forever.


Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, and Ephraim Sykes Will Lead AIN'T TOO PROUD on BroadwayDerrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, and Ephraim Sykes Will Lead AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2018

Official casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations. Also announced today are the ticket on-sale dates for the Broadway production. (more...)

Bid to Meet Derrick Baskin with 2 Tickets to Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations Plus Dinner at Joe Allen RestaurantBid to Meet Derrick Baskin with 2 Tickets to Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations Plus Dinner at Joe Allen Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2018

This fabulous package includes a $100 gift certificate for dinner at Joe Allen restaurant in the Theatre District, plus (2) tickets to the hottest Broadway ticket in town, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations including backstage meet and greet with the star, Derrick Baskin. (more...)

BWW Interview: E. Clayton Cornelious on How Destiny Lead Him to AIN'T TOO PROUDBWW Interview: E. Clayton Cornelious on How Destiny Lead Him to AIN'T TOO PROUD
by Isabella Perrone - November 5, 2018

As the Toronto run of Ain't Too Proud enters the last few weeks of its run, so too does the pre-Broadway tour of the ground-breaking new show based on the formation, life, and legacy of The Temptations. For E. Clayton Cornelious, who's been involved since initial readings, it's been a life and career-changing opportunity. He's earned his first regional nomination in the 2018 TBA Awards for Outstanding Performance In A Featured Role In A Musical, and is preparing for a range of shows and charity work in both New York and his hometown Pittsburgh before opening the show on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in early 2019. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD in Toronto?Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD in Toronto?
by Review Roundups - October 18, 2018

The pre-Broadway run of 'Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations' officially opened in Toronto last night! (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD Breaks Box Office Record at CTG's AhmansonAIN'T TOO PROUD Breaks Box Office Record at CTG's Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2018

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has broken the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre records for the highest grossing pre-Broadway engagement with a gross of $5,992,378.50, and for highest attendance with 82,792 people having seen the show in Los Angeles. (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD to Begin Performances February 28, Opening Night March 21AIN'T TOO PROUD to Begin Performances February 28, Opening Night March 21
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2018

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, February 28, 2019, with an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019. As previously announced, Ain't Too Proud will play the legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD in Los AngelesVIDEO: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at all new video from the Los Angeles run of Ain't Too Proud at the Ahmanson Theatre! Check out the montage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates Opening Night in LAPhoto Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates Opening Night in LA
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2018

Ain't Too Proud celebrated opening night at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre on August 24, 2018. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at AIN'T TOO PROUD in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: Get A First Look at AIN'T TOO PROUD in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld has all new photos from the Los Angeles run of Ain't Too Proud at the Ahmanson theatre! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson?Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson?
by Review Roundups - August 27, 2018

The pre-Broadway run of 'Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations' at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre officially opened on August 24 at 8 p.m. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)