Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations



  • Experience the life and times of The Temptations - the new musical telling the rise and fall of the legendary supergroup.

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

Are you yearning for quality musical entertainment this holiday season? Fans of The Temptations can visit the Ain’t Too Proud Broadway production to witness a revival of the world-famous music group from the 1960s. Make sure you reach the Imperial Theatre between December 17, 2019, and July 6, 2020, to catch this show.

What is the production about?

The story of the play is set during the 1960s when America was embroiled in its Civil Rights Movement. It follows the creation and iconic rise of the popular Detroit-based music band, The Temptations. The group would go on to produce 42 songs that featured in the ‘Top Ten’ lists. 14 of these songs reached the desirable top spot at various points of time and not only upon its release.

Based on the time and struggles of the time, the band mainly focused on belting out hits regarding the struggle for social equality. Original members of the band included Norman Whitfield, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Smokey Robinson. The group’s music became so popular that today each of its members enjoys a legendary status.

During the play, get ready to hear some of the iconic songs from The Temptations, such as Papa Was a Rolling Stone’, ‘Ball of Confusion’ and many more.

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See the Ain’t Too Proud Broadway musical

Be swept off your feet

The talented cast is one of the strongest factors in favour of the musical. Performers including Jeremy Pope, James Harkness, Derrick Baskin and many others provide the authentic reimagination of the period. They help audience members resonate with the R&B culture. The production explores several important topics other than equality, such as morality and friendship. While watching, keep in mind that America in the 60s was not as hospitable and tolerant as it is today.

Director Des McAnuff is well-known in theatrical circles for his previous works, including Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy, Big River and other. Ain’t Too Proud Broadway production has been adapted from Dominique Morisseau’s popular book detailing the early struggles for the band.

Timings and booking information

The show runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval in between. The Imperial Theatre is a relatively large venue with a seating capacity of 1417 people at once. Still, book your Ain’t Too Proud Broadway tickets soon to avoid missing this incredible experience.

Remember that outside food is strictly prohibited within the venue. Those looking to enjoy a meal should visit nearby restaurants before or after the show.

People booking tickets online should find a voucher attachment in their emails. Save this attachment on your device or take a printout. Carrying the voucher along with valid photo identification is mandatory for securing entry into the venue.


  • Show Information

    Leading Roles
    Derrick Baskin as Otis Williams
    James Harkness as Paul Williams
    Jeremy Pope as Eddie Kendricks

    Directed by
    Des McAnuff

    Based on the book by
    Dominique Morisseau

  • Performance Times

    Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00 PM
    Wednesday and Saturday: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 PM
    Sunday: 3:00 PM

  • Getting your tickets

    You will receive your tickets via email shortly after booking. Please exchange your e-tickets for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the venue.

  • Theatre Information

    The theatre has a seating capacity of 1,417. It is wheelchair accessible, and has an in-house bar and cloakroom.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.