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Ain't Too Proud at Imperial Theatre tickets
Ain't Too Proud at Imperial Theatre tickets

Ain't Too Proud

Please note that performances of Ain't Too Proud have been cancelled through 3 January 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Performances will resume as early as is practical in 2021.

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.

Important information

Playing at: Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Performance dates: 01 Jun 2021 - 01 Sep 2021

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including intermission)

Age recommendation: Recommended 13+

Special notice: Fans of The Temptations who want to learn more about the group’s history will definitely want to grab tickets for Ain’t Too Proud on Broadway. With plenty of well-loved songs and signature dance moves, this jukebox musical is also a great option for those wanting a fun night out at the theater.

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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... More

mkiepkie 5'0", 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The acting, singing and dancing of the cast is incredible. The show does take some liberties with the true account of events but they... More

KathleenCasaceli 5"4, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote


doubledreviews 5'11", 44 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I work on broadway and have seen MANY shows over the years but, the temptations musical kept me bouncing and bumping the whole time.... More

jenniferm15 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

One of the better jukebox musicals I've seen in recent years. While the book isn't fantastic, the song catalog of the Temptations... More

andrewg33 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes


sarahemily8 140 reviews, 11 helpful votes


TjonC 248 reviews, 1 helpful vote


TjonC 248 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Perfection! More

TjonC 248 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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