Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the smash hit Tony Award®-winning musical will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), it was announced by the show’s producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce. The musical, with a book by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau, choreography by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo, and direction by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, will have played 488 performances (pending any additional COVID cancellations) and 21 previews.
The first national touring production of Ain’t Too Proud is underway and will visit more than 50 cities coast-to-coast, including a homecoming to The Temptations’ roots in Detroit.
Ain’t Too Proud will enter its final three weeks on Broadway and will resume performances tonight at The Imperial Theatre and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Currently leading the Broadway cast of Ain’t Too Proud as The Temptations are Nik Walker as ‘Otis Williams,’ James Harkness as ‘Paul Williams,’ Jawan M. Jackson as ‘Melvin Franklin,’ Matt Manuel as ‘David Ruffin,’ and Jelani Remy as ‘Eddie Kendricks.’ The Broadway cast also features Esther Antoine, Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, J. Daughtry, Tiffany Francés, Ta’Nika Gibson, 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.
The musical, which opened on Broadway on Thursday, March 21, 2019, was nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical. www.ainttooproudmusical.com