Performances of the acclaimed new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations are set to begin at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre. In conjunction with that, the album Ain’t Too Proud Original Broadway Cast Recording will release this spring.
The set will feture The Temptations’ top hits. They include “My Girl” and “The Way You Do The Things You Do” to “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” and “Cloud Nine”. The newly-recorded album is now available for pre-order, with a CD release on March 21, sold exclusively at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The digital album will be available on March 22. The CD will be available in wide release on April 19, with a 2 LP vinyl release to follow on June 7.
Ain’t Too Proud will play Broadway’s legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Performances beginning tonight, Thursday, February 28, 2019, and an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Ain’t Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and 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 show broke records at Berkeley Rep, The Kennedy Center, CTG’s Ahmanson Theatre, and Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Ain’t Too Proud is written by three-time Obie Award winner and MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Skeleton Crew). It is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys). The choreography is by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet). The untold story of this legendary quintet to irresistible life is now on Broadway. Get ready — ‘cause here they come!
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ainttooproudmusical.com.
55 years ago, The Temptations released their first Motown album, 1964’s Meet The Temptations. For nearly 60 years, The Temptations have reigned as one of popular music’s most beloved and successful groups worldwide. They were lauded by Billboard in 2017 as the Number One R&B Artist of All Time. The Temptations rose to the top of the charts with 16 Number One R&B albums and 43 Top Ten R&B hit songs across four decades. They have amassed 14 Number One singles.
Their hits “My Girl”, “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, and “Get Ready” are timeless, iconic classics, while the group’s later forays into funk and psychedelia, including “Cloud Nine” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, are just as influential. The group is one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. MOJO celebrated them in 2017, saying “the music now sounds more mind-blowing than ever.”
The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, and into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2013, the same year they were honoured with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award®. Winner of four GRAMMY Awards, they received Motown’s first-ever GRAMMY in 1969 for “Cloud Nine”. A two-part, scripted miniseries on the group, broadcast by NBC in 1998, was a ratings smash and won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Movie.