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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': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
There's some overlap here with 2015's Motown: The Musical, which covered a broader swath of the legendary hit factory's history. But this is the superior show, less pedestrian in its storytelling, if not without its own limitations. Those lie primarily in the workmanlike book, which settles on the memoir of Otis Williams, the Temptations' last surviving founding member, as its sole source. It also tries for such exhaustive detail that the narration almost literally never stops, while somehow making commercial success seem the easy part.

Review: An All-Star Team in the Temptations Musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ - New York Times
While honoring all the expected biomusical clichés, which include rolling out its subjects' greatest hits in brisk and sometimes too fragmented succession, this production refreshingly emphasizes the improbable triumph of rough, combustible parts assembled into glistening smoothness.


 



 

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by Team BWW - October 18, 2021
Get ready! The Temptations are back on Broadway. Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations officially returned to Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday night and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night!
by Michael Major - October 18, 2021
The cast performed a medley of Temptations hits, including “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.” Watch the full performance now!
by Bruce Glikas - October 17, 2021
Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations officially returned to Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday, October 16.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 15, 2021
BroadwayWorld's new interview series Back on Broadway is taking readers on the exciting journey of Broadway's return to the stage! Next up in the series is Jawan Jackson, returning to his role as Melvin Franklin in Ain't Too Proud! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 15, 2021
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the smash Tony Award-winning musical sensation, returns to Broadway tomorrow, October 16 with a star-studded gala performance at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 4, 2021
Twelve-time Grammy Award-winning superstar John Legend and his partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorious in Get Lifted Film Co., have joined the producing team of the smash Broadway musical sensation Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, it was announced today.
by Stephi Wild - September 20, 2021
The Imperial Theatre box office (249 West 45th Street) opens today at 10 AM for the Tony Award-winning musical Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations which will return with a gala performance on Saturday, October 16.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 1, 2021
Today, complete casting was announced for Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, as the Tony Award-winning musical prepares to return to the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance on Saturday, October 16.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 27, 2021
It's not just your imagination! Broadway is coming back and so are the Temptations!  Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical is getting ready to resume Broadway performances on October 16 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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.'

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