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.
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 informationPlaying 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.