Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce have announced that the new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations will bring the true story of the greatest R&B group of all time to Broadway in Spring 2019 at the legendary Imperial Theatre.
Ain’t Too Proud broke records in its World Premiere run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where it became the highest grossing production in that theater’s nearly 50-year history. The musical went on to play Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where the show broke the all-time single-week box office record for the Eisenhower Theater.
Ain’t Too Proud follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. The rest is history — how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the United States fell into civil unrest. This thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.
Ain’t Too Proud opens at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles today, where performances continue through September 30, before heading to Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre October 11-November 17, 2018.
With a book by Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Ain’t Too Proud features an iconic score made up of The Temptations’ legendary songs. Two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff directs, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo.