- New York Times Critics’ Pick “PRETTY CLOSE TO PERFECTION! Under the shrewd direction of Des McAnuff, with sensational choreography by Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud celebrates the collective miracle of a blissfully silken sound forged out of clashing egos. It refreshingly emphasizes the improbable triumph of rough, combustible parts assembled into glistening smoothness.” The New York Times
- “AN ELECTRIFYING MUSICAL buoyed by the thrill-a-minute performances of its stars-in-the-making cast as well as book writerDominique Morriseau’s dexterity at conveying each member’s journey.” The Washington Post
- “TRULY IRRESISTIBLE! Every musical number is a winner thanks to a dream cast.” NY1
- “AN ECSTATIC CELEBRATION THAT BRINGS THE CROWD TO THEIR FEET.” Entertainment Weekly
- “AIN’T TOO PROUD DELIVERS BIG TIME!” The Hollywood Reporter
- “A GOLD STANDARD TRIUMPH! This jukebox musical not only has life, it also has wit, intelligence, while also looking stunning and full of energy.“ The Daily Beast
- “IT MAKES FOR SLICK, STRAIGHTFORWARD, TUNEFUL AND ALTOGETHER PLEASANT ENTERTAINMENT.” AM New York
- “THE HITS JUST KEEP COMING, DISTRACTING YOUR CRITICAL FACULTIES WITH ZAPS OF R&B GREATNESS.” TimeOut NY
Ain’t Too Proud is an electrifying new musical about the life and times ofThe Temptations, “the greatest R&B group of all time” (Billboard Magazine). Five young guys on the streets of Detroit were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. 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.
Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (Detroit ’67, Sunset Baby), Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Memphis the Musical, On Your Feet!), and two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River) bring you this thrilling new production featuring iconic hits including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and many more.