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Ain't Too Proud - Broadway

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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 8:00pm

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 tale of The Temptations, needed to tell its own story - NY Daily News
"Ain't Too Proud" has a wholly conventional structure, as if everyone involved didn't want to run any kind of counter-narrative to that of Williams or upset Berry Gordy (Jahi Kearse), whose persona here is exactly like his persona in "Motown the Musical." Fascinating issues like the band's appeal to white audiences, its need to tour in the South, its internal debates over whether it should sing Smokey Robinson ballads or Norman Whitfield soul, the drug use among many of its members and the complexity of Williams' own personal life are brought up but quickly and often awkwardly dismissed. Such are the perils of doing legacy-creating shows about living people with ownership interests in the material.

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Broadway Review: The Temptations, Saved By Song - Deadline
Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations is further proof, as if we need it, that the term "jukebox musical" just isn't fair - to jukeboxes. Feed a juke some cash and it delivers music, free of the blunt exposition that passes for librettos in so many of these stage biographies. Even with source material as glorious as "My Girl," "Just My Imagination," "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and the song that gives this production its title, the result feels less celebratory than ruthlessly efficient, like the treadmill device that's forever moving the ever-changing Temptations line-up on, off and around the Imperial Theatre's stage.


 



 

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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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 a?oeGet Ready,a?? a?oeAin't Too Proud To Bega?? and a?oeI Can't Get Next To You.a?? Watch below!
by BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2019
The Tony-winning production of Ain't Too Proud, currently playing Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), just celebrated a milestone- 100 performances on Broadway!