The new musical charts the incredible true story of one of the greatest R&B groups of all time... The Temptations!
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. 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, how they rose, 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,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.
1 Ain't Too Proud peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de The Temptations
Génèse du musical
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.
Liste des chansons
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"
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