Post image for Broadway Closing: AIN’T TOO PROUD–THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATION (Imperial Theatre)

by Gregory Bernard on January 11, 2022

in Theater-New York


Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations will play its final Broadway performance this Sunday, January 16, 2022, at the Imperial Theatre said producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce. The musical, with a book by Dominique Morisseau, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, and direction by Des McAnuff, will have played 488 performances and 21 previews. The musical recouped its entire investment on Broadway.

The first national touring production is underway and will visit more than 50 cities coast-to-coast, including a homecoming to The Temptations’ roots in Detroit.

The musical, which opened on Broadway on Thursday, March 21, 2019, and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, brings the incredible true story of the greatest R&B group of all time to the Broadway stage. Ain’t Too Proud played acclaimed sold out engagements in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Toronto, before its triumphant opening night in New York City.

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, which won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography,  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, 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,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.

The creative team includes Tony Award nominee Robert Brill (scenic design), Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell (costume design), Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design), Tony Award winner Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini (projection design), Drama Desk Award winner Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design), Steve Rankin (fight direction), Edgar Godineaux (associate choreographer), John Miller (music coordinator), and Liz Caplan (vocal supervision). Orchestrations are by Tony Award recipient Harold Wheeler with Music Direction and Arrangements by Kenny Seymour.

The Grammy Award®-nominated Ain’t Too Proud Original Broadway Cast Recording is available from Universal Records on CD, vinyl, and streaming. For more information, click HERE.

Tickets for the remaining Broadway performances are on sale at The Imperial Theatre Box Office and at, or by calling 800 447 7400. Tickets purchased for cancelled performances will be refunded at the point of purchase.

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