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Imperial Theatre

Discover the true story behind the chart-topping hits in electrifying new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations on Broadway. Following The Temptations’ incredible journey from Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, catch this toe-tapping jukebox musical at the Imperial Theatre.

After thrilling audiences at Berkeley Rep and The Kennedy Center, electrifying new jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations opens in New York. Following The Temptations’ incredible journey from their early days in Detroit to finding their place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Ain’t Too Proud is sure to get toes tapping at the Imperial Theatre.

Ain’t Too Proud documents the story behind The Temptations’ chart-topping hits – including “My Girl” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” - covering the group’s formation, their dizzying rise to fame, and the personal and political pressures which shook their friendship during years of civil unrest in the United States. This story of brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal dances to the beat of the group’s signature harmonies, with a soundtrack including just some of their 14 number one songs.

Nik Walker (Hamilton), James Harkness (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Jawan M. Jackson (Motown The Musical), Jelani Remy (The Lion King) and Matt Manuel (Motown the Musical) play The Temptations. The quintet has performed together since the show’s run at The Kennedy Center, with Baskin, Harkness, Pope and Sykes originating their roles at the Berkeley Rep. They are joined by a cast that includes Saint Aubyn, Taylor Symone Jackson and Shawn Bowers.

Featuring a book by Dominique Morriseau (The Detroit Project) and music and lyrics from the Legendary Motown Catalog, Ain’t Too Proud is directed by Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys). The creative team also includes Tony Award-nominated choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet) and scenic designer Robert Brill (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Assassins).

A thrilling story of family and loyalty set to some of the most iconic music in American history, Ain’t Too Proud is booking now at the Imperial Theatre.

Sorry this show closed 16 January 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
16 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes including an intermission.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 13+

Ain't Too Proud on Broadway Reviews

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Not the most exciting story (lacked drama/intrigue and central conflict), but overall a fun and energetic jukebox musical, with great singing and dancing, and a lovely cast. Good for entertaining, lighthearted fare. Definitely at least a couple of cl Read more

Performance date: 19 January 2020

The acting, singing and dancing of the cast is incredible. The show does take some liberties with the true account of events but they explain the reason for doing so during monologue scenes and it is understood why. Every song had audience singing aw Read more

Performance date: 15 June 2021

Loved every minute!! Fabulously talented cast singing fabulously iconic songs and telling a fabulously entertaining and legendary story.

Performance date: 14 January 2022
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