Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is a 2018 jukebox musical with music and lyrics by The Temptations and a book by Dominique Morisseau. Based on the story of The Temptations, the musical had a series of regional productions and is expected to begin previews at Broadway's Imperial Theatre in February 2019.
Berkeley Rep (2017)
The musical opened at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California, on August 31, 2017, for a limited engagement until November 5, 2017. The production was directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. The production's design team included scenery by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy, and projections by Peter Nigrini. The musical was originally set to play through October 8; but was later extended through October 22; and ultimately through November 5. The musical was the highest-grossing production in the theatre's history.
Washington, DC (2018)
Following its run at Berkeley Rep, the show moved to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC where it ran from June 19, 2018 through July 22, 2018.
Los Angeles (2018)
Following its run at the Kennedy Center, the show moved to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California where it ran from August 21, 2018 through September 30, 2018.
Following its run at the Ahmanson, the show moved to the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Ontario where it will run from October 11, 2018 through November 17, 2018.
The musical is expected to open on Broadway in 2019 at the Imperial Theatre, with previews beginning February 28, 2019 and an opening night set for March 21, 2019.
Characters and original cast
Original Berkeley Rep production
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg"
"All I Need"
"Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)"
"Come See About Me"
"Don't Look Back"
"For Once in My Life"
"I Can't Get Next to You"
"I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)"
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
"I Want a Love I Can See"
"I Wish It Would Rain"
"If You Don't Know Me by Now"
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
"In the Still of the Night"
"Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)"
"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
"Runaway Child, Running Wild"
"Since I Lost My Baby"
"Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)"
"The Way You Do the Things You Do"
"What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"
"You Can't Hurry Love"
"You're My Everything"References