AIN’T TOO PROUD tells the story of legendary quintet The Temptations from their humble Detroit beginnings to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Written by three‑time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, this exciting new musical broke house records at both Berkeley Rep and The Kennedy Center, before enjoying a smash hit run at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre.
The all-star creative team also includes Tony Award winning Choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet), and two‑time Tony Award® winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys)
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What is Ain’t Too Proud about?
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, Ain’t Too Proud 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.
Get ready — ’cause here they come!
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2 hours 30 minutes including interval
Cast & Creatives
(from Broadway run at the Imperial Theatre)
Dominique Morisseau (Book), The Legendary Motown Catalog (Music & Lyrics), Otis Williams (Author), Robert Brill (Scenic Design), Paul Tazewell (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Peter Nigrini (Projection Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair & Wig Design), Steve Rankin (Fight Director), Edgar Godineaux (Associate Choreographer), John Miller (Music Coordinator), Liz Caplan (Vocal Supervisor), Drew Wildman Foster (Resident Director), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), Merri Sugarman, C.S.A. (Casting), Hudson Theatrical Associates (Technical Supervisor), Harold Wheeler (Orchestration), Kenny Seymour (Music Direction & Arrangement), Sergio Trujillo (Choreographer), Des McAnuff (Director)
- The Way You Do the Things You Do
- Runaway Child, Running Wild
- In the Still of the Night/Speedo
- I Want A Love I Can See
- My Girl
- Get Ready
- Supremes Medley: You Can’t Hurry Love/Come See About Me/Baby Love
- Since I Lost My Baby
- Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
- Don’t Look Back/You’re My Everything
- If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
- If You Don’t Know Me by Now
- (I Know) I’m Losing You
- I Wish It Would Rain
- I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
- I Can’t Get Next to You
- I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
- Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)
- Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
- Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
- For Once in My Life
- Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone, Pt. 1
- Cloud Nine
- Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone, Pt. 2
- What Becomes of The Brokenhearted?
- I Can’t Get Next to You