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Ain't Too Proud - Broadway

It was a sound that would change music history. Ain't Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that tells the story of The Temptations from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, everybody knows the Temptations' hits, but Ain't Too Proud brings the rest of the rocky history to life; how the founding members met, the unbelievable heights that they hit, and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the country fell into civil unrest.

With a book by Dominique Morisseau, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, and direction by Des McAnuff, this musical tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, featuring the toe-tapping hits hits like "My Girl," "Just My Imagination," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and many more.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Tuesdays: 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Thursdays: 7:00pm

Fridays: 8:00pm

Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Sundays: 3:00pm

Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
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Featured Reviews For Ain't Too Proud


‘Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations’ Review: Soulful Songs, Leaden Book - Wall Street Journal
'Ain't Too Proud," the new Temptations jukebox biomusical, is a Broadway musical for people who don't like Broadway musicals-or maybe for people who like only jukebox biomusicals. The score, which includes such chart-topping hits of the '60s and '70s as "My Girl" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," is terrific, as are the singing and pit band, but Sergio Trujillo's choreography is way too slick-the real-life Temptations moved like street-corner kids from Detroit, not glammed-up 42nd Street gypsies-and the projection-heavy set design is ploddingly dull. As for Dominique Morisseau's book, it sounds as though a roomful of ad executives wrote it.

Ain't Too Proud review – thrilling music but shallow drama in Temptations musical - Guardian
There's a chilly irony at the shrink-wrapped heart of Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, the thrillingly performed and dramatically static jukebox musical on Broadway. This is a musical that's about (if it's about anything) the perils of fame. And a goose of fame is what it offers to the Temptations, the consummate R&B group that has been grooving in unison for almost six decades.


 



 

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by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2021
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical will resume Broadway performances on October 16, subject to government approval, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance heralding the return of Broadway.
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 20, 2020
We here at BroadwayWorld know that sometimes social-distancing can get you down. With the theatre industry at a standstill, many of us are craving some trademark musical theatre merriment to keep our spirits up while keeping ourselves and others safe.
by Stage Tube - February 26, 2020
On Wednesday, February 26's episode of The View, Motown songwriters Eddie and Brian Holland were joined by the cast of Broadway's a?oeAin't Too Prouda?? for a special collaboration of their hit songs.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 19, 2020
The producers of Broadway's Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations announced today that they will welcome Hamilton alum Nik Walker and Detroit native Matt Manuel to the musical as Otis Williams and David Ruffin, respectively, beginning Friday, February 28, 2020. Derrick Baskin and Ephraim Sykes, the Tony Award® nominated original Temptations actors, will depart the production on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 30, 2019
Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has once again broken the box office house record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 29, 2019, was $1,865,016.90, the highest in the history of the Imperial Theatre. The musical broke its own record of $1,710,207.90 set the week of December 8, 2019. Prior to that, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the Imperial's house record, grossing $1,663,895.00 in January 2010.
by Stage Tube - December 20, 2019
Ain't Too Proud's Derrick Baskin, Jawan M. Jackson, Jelani Remy, James Harkness, and Ephraim Sykes, sang a?oeMy Girla?? a cappella for some lucky subway riders in celebration of the song's 55th anniversary, which is officially tomorrow, December 21st.
by Alexa Criscitiello - December 13, 2019
This week, President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton stopped by Broadway's Ain't Too Proud and swung by backstage after the show to meet with the cast.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 9, 2019
Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that the smash hit Broadway musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has set a new box office record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 8, 2019, was $1,710,207.90 in the 1,424 seat theater, the highest for any week at the Imperial Theatre. Prior to Ain't Too Proud, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the house record ($1,663,895.00) set in January 2010.
by Stage Tube - November 28, 2019
The cast of Ain't Too Proud kicked off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a medley of 'Get Ready,' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' and 'I Can't Get Next To You.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 26, 2019
Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will kick off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, alongside 'TODAY' show hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker, with performances from the hit Broadway musical. The entire cast and band of Ain't Too Proud will perform a medley of 'Get Ready,' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg,' and 'I Can't Get Next To You', which will air LIVE on NBC on Thursday, November 28 from 9 a.m. - noon (in all time zones).
by Kaitlin Milligan - November 14, 2019
The cast of Ain't Too Proud stopped by The View on Thursday to perform a medley of songs from the Broadway musical.
by Nicole Rosky - October 31, 2019
There was a celebration at the Imperial Theatre earlier this week as the company of Ain't Too Proud came together to celebrate the man behind the story, Otis Willimas. Otis, one of the founding members of the Temptations, turned 78 years old. Check out photos from the festivities below!
by Julie Musbach - September 12, 2019
The Actors Fund announced that the sensational new Broadway musical Ain't Too Proud a?" The Life and Times of The Temptations is holding a special ninth performance this Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. to benefit The Actors Fund at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th St.).
by Stephi Wild - August 27, 2019
Ain't Too Prouda?"The Life and Times of the Temptations has added a special performance next month to benefit the Actors Fund.
by Alexa Criscitiello - August 1, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning bio musical, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, could be preparing to cross the pond.
by Stephi Wild - July 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that Jelani Remy will take over the role of Eddie Kendricks in Ain't Too Proud beginning tomorrow, July 9. Jeremy Pope played his final performance on July 7.