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Ain't Too Proud

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations

by Dominique Morisseau

Based on a Real-Life Event
Jukeobx Musical
Written by Black Artist

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Ain't Too Proud

Ain't Too Proud

A new jukebox musical featuring the story and music of the Temptations.


Ain't Too Proud follows The Temptations’ 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. Through friendship and betrayal amid the civil unrest that tore America apart, their moving and personal story still resonates five decades later.

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Dominique Morisseau

Broadway Premiere

Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
March 21, 2019
Total Performances
Original Cast
Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, Ephraim Sykes, Esther Antoine, Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Curtis Wiley, Candice Marie Woods
Des McAnuff
Sergio Trujillo
Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, EMI Entertainment World, Inc., Josh Berger, Ken Schur, Ron Simons, Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones, Ruth & Stephen Hendel, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Harriet Newman Leve, Jeffrey Finn, Stephen & Nancy Gabriel, Darren Bagert, David Binder, FedermanRyan Productions, Susan Gallin, Mickey Liddell, Robert Ahrens, Christopher Maring, Marianne Mills, Loraine Boyle, Sharon Karmazin, Koenigsberg/Krauss, deRoy/Winkler, Zell/Kierstead, Deborah Taylor, Robyn & Larry Gottesdiener, The Araca Group, Rashad V. Chambers, Mike Evans, Hani Farsi, Willette & Manny Klausner, Gabrielle Palitz, No Guarantees, Sheldon Stone, Stuart Weitzman
Musical Director
Kenny Seymour
Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design
Robert Brill
Costume Design
Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley
Sound Design
Steve Canyon Kennedy
Projection Design
Peter Nigrini


Original Broadway Cast Album

The Temptations 50th Anniversary Box Set


Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations



2019 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical - Derrick Baskin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Jeremy Pope
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Ephraim Sykes
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Paul Tazewell
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley
Best Direction of a Musical - Des McAnuff
Best Choreography - Sergio Trujillo
Best Orchestrations - Harold Wheeler
Best Sound Design in a Musical - Steve Canyon Kennedy

2019 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Book of a Musical - Dominique Morisseau

2019 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreographer - Sergio Trujillo
Outstanding Orchestrations - Harold Wheeler
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Ephraim Sykes

2019 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Jeremy Pope
Distinguished Performance Award - Ephraim Sykes

2019 Grammy Award Nominations

Best Musical Theater Album

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