Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

Imperial Theatre
Follow The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
"Dazzling & Electrifying!"
The Washington Post
Five guys. One dream. And a sound that would make music history.
This new musical 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 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.


Imperial Theatre
249 West 45th Street
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(212) 239-6200


Performances are: RUNNING

Performances will resume: 10/16/2021


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Wheelchair Accessible, Audio Description: Pre-Recorded, Loop Systems, Assistive Listening Devices, Closed Captioning

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Opening Season
First Preview
February 28, 2019
March 21, 2019
Book by Dominique Morisseau. Music by The Legendary Motown Catalog. Lyrics by The Legendary Motown Catalog. Based on the book entitled "The Temptations" by Otis Williams with Patricia Romanowski Directed by Des McAnuff. Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. Starring: Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Matt Manuel, and Jelani Remy. Featuring: Esther Antoine, Saint Aubyn, E. Clayton Cornelious, J. Daughtry, Tiffany Francés, Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Darius Jordan Lee, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Morgan McGhee, Joshua Morgan, Aaron Patterson, Christian Thompson, Sir Brock Warren, Correy West, Drew Wildman Foster, Curtis Wiley, and Candice Marie Woods.
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