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You can catch Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations at Fisher Theatre in Detroit, showing Dec 19 - 23, 2023

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As one of 2019's most sparkling Broadway musicals Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations hits the road for a national tour across the country. Gaining twelve 2019 Tony Award nominations (one of the season's most nominated productions) Ain't Too Proud received praise from the critics for its sublime performances and refreshing telling of how one of the world's most successful bands came to be.

Full to the brim with some of The Temptation's most iconic hits (My Girl, Papa was a Rolling Stone, Just My Imagination to name a few), Ain't Too Proud follows the rise of the five-piece from Detroit, from their humble beginnings and dud starts to international superstardom! Not a musical to shy away or sugarcoat some of the group's more distressing tales Ain't Too Proud is a glistening musical that celebrates life's triumphs and will leave you singing all the way home.


Formed by five young guys from Detroit, vocal group The Temptations struggled for years to land a hit. Things turned around when they signed for Motown, and with legendary songwriters like Smokey Robinson writing them tunes, the group rose to become one of the biggest names in American music. But their path to superstardom was far from smooth sailing, with clashing personalities and political disagreements nearly tearing the group apart.


The Temptations are still performing to this day, with Otis Williams the sole remaining original member.

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Performance date: 1 January 1970

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes, including intermission

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Please note that the images used are from the original Broadway production and may not reflect the current cast. 


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Cast and Creative


Jalen Harris as Eddie Kendricks
Harrell Holmes Jr. as Melvin Franklin
E. Clayton Cornelious as Paul Williams
Michael Andreaus as Otis Williams
Elijah Ahmad Lewis as David Ruffin.

Brian C. Binion, Reggie Bromell, Felander, Shayla Brielle G., Ryan M. Hunt, Jeremy R. Kelsey, AJ Lockhart, Omar Madden, Dwayne P. Mitchell, Devin Price, Brittny Smith, Amber Mariah Talley, Nazarria Workman and Andrew Volzer


Book by Dominique Morisseau
Music and Lyrics from The Legendary Motown Catalog
Based on the book entitled The Temptations by Otis Williams
Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Scenic Design by Robert Brill
Costume Design by Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy 
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini 
Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe
Fight Director by Steve Rankin
Associate Choreographer by Edgar Godineaux
Music Coordinator: John Miller
Vocal Supervisor: Liz Caplan
Production Stage Manager: Molly Meg Legal
Resident Director: Drew Wildman Foster
Casting by Tara Rubin Casting and Merri Sugarman, C.S.A
General Management by Corker Group LLC and John Corker 
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates 
Orchestration by Harold Wheeler
Music Direction and Arrangements by Kenny Seymour
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Direct by Des McAnuff 


Tony Awards 2019 - Wins

Best Choreography - Sergio Trujillo

Tony Awards, 2019 - Nominations

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


Distinguished Performance Award - Jeremy Pope
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or off-Broadway Musical


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