Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations Details
With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown group The Temptations, Ain’t Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations made its United States debut on August 31, 2017 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California. As part of the jukebox musical genre, the high-energy show has received rave reviews and 12 Tony nominations.
The musical, which is based on the history of The Temptations, opened on Broadway at New York City’s Imperial Theatre in March of 2019. Previews for the New York debut of the musical began on February 28, 2019. Many critics have praised the musical for depicting an accurate account of the rise and fall of the groundbreaking group The Temptations.
Ain’t Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations has also played to sold out audiences in Toronto, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. The musical was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Direction of a Musical. Nine additional nominations made the musical one of the highest ranked shows during the 2019 Tony Awards cycle. The cast for the show when it opened in March of 2019 included Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, and Taylor Symone Jackson.
About Imperial Theatre
Opened in 1923, the Imperial theatre is one of the renowned playhouses and musical venues located on Broadway. As the 50th operated by the Shubert Organization, the Imperial Theatre has a seating capacity of 1417. Designer and architect Herbert J. Krapp constructed the Imperial Theatre to play host to live musical and theatrical productions. In 2010, the musical West End by Billy Elliot shattered the box office record for a musical. Expectations are running high that Ain’t Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will come close to breaking the box office record held by West End.
How Much Does it Cost to See Ain’t Too Proud in New York?
The average price of a ticket to see Ain’t Too Proud in New York is $168. However, this is an average, and the price can be higher or lower than this based on the seating section. Other factors that influence the price of a ticket are the day of the week, size of the venue, and more.
Ain’t Too Proud in New York Dates
The show plays on the same dates and times each week. Sunday matinee shows begin at 3 pm EST, with the production taking every Monday off until the musical ends its New York City run. Tuesday and Thursday start times are 7 pm EST, with Friday shows beginning an hour later at 8 pm EST. On Wednesday and Saturday, the musical features two start times of 2 pm and 8pm EST.