New in 2019 A new musical that follows the Temptations' journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
From the producers: "Ain't Too Proud" is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Five guys. One dream. And a sound that would make music history. 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 Temptations released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Their work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single "Cloud Nine" in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music. The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and dress style. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are among the most successful groups in popular music. "Ain't Too Proud" comes to Broadway following a string of engagements across North America, including Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center and a world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
The show utilizes a score comprised of the Temptations' hits to chart the rise of the R&B group, known for such classics as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” Two-time Tony winner Des McAnuff ("Summer," "Jersey Boys") directs, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo ("On Your Feet!," "Memphis").