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

Imperial Theatre, (3/21/2019 - Present)
First Preview: Feb 28, 2019 Total Previews: 17
Opening Date: Mar 21, 2019    
Closing Date: Currently Running Total Performances:

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Tony Taccone, Artistic Director; Susan Medak, Managing Director), Sony/ATV Music Publishing, EMI Entertainment World, Inc., Josh Berger, Ken Schur, Ron Simons, Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones, Ruth & Steve Hendel, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Harriet Newman Leve, Jeffrey Finn, Stephen & Nancy Gabriel, Darren Bagert, David Binder, Wendy Federman, Susan Quint Gallin, Mickey Liddell, Robert Ahrens, Christopher Maring, David Mirvish, Stacy Jacobs, Marianne Mills, Loraine Alterman Boyle, deRoy-Winkler, Karmazin-McCabe, Koenigsberg-Krauss, Zell-Kierstead, Deborah Barrera, Robyn & Larry Gottesdiener, The Araca Group, Rashad V. Chambers, Mike Evans, Hani Farsi, The John Gore Organization, Mike Karns, Willette & Manny Klausner, Gabrielle Palitz, No Guarantees, Sheldon Stone, Stuart Weitzman and Universal Music Theatrical
World premiere produced in September 2017 by Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Tony Taccone, Artistic Director; Susan Medak, Managing Director)
Book by Dominique Morisseau; Music by The Legendary Motown Catalog; Lyrics by The Legendary Motown Catalog; Based on the book entitled "The Temptations" by Otis Williams; Based on the book entitled "The Temptations" by Otis Williams with Patricia Romanowski; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Music arranged by Kenny Seymour; Musical Director: Kenny Seymour
Directed by Des McAnuff; Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
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; Associate Scenic Design: Justin Humphres; Associate Costume Design: Rachel Attridge; Associate Lighting Design: Ryan O'Gara; Co - Sound Design: Walter Trarbach; Associate Projection Design: Robert Figueira; Associate Wig Design: Ashley Rae Callahan
Executive Producer: Otis Williams and Danielle Brooks; General Manager: Corker Group, LLC and John Corker; Company Manager: J. Anthony Magner
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Molly Meg Legal; Stage Manager: Jay Carey
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Kenny Seymour; Keyboard 1: Kenny Seymour; Keyboard 2: Rick Hip-Flores; Guitar: Keith Robinson and Larry Saltzman; Bass: George Farmer; Drums: Clayton Craddock; Percussion: Roger Squitero and Javier Diaz; Alto Sax/Tenor Sax/Bari Sax/Flute: Mark Gross; Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Shawn Edmonds; Trombone: Dan Levine; Violin/Concert Master: Orlando Wells; Violin/Viola: Rieko Kawabata; Violin: Eddie Venegas and Melissa Tong; Viola: Andrew Griffin; Cello: Caryl Paisner; Music Preparation: Steven M. Alper; Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen; Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting and Merri Sugarman, CSA; Press Representative: DKC/O&M; Advertising: Serino Coyne; Social Media: Marathon Digital; Marketing and Press Outreach: Linda J. Stewart; Vocal Supervisor: Liz Caplan; Creative Consultant: Shelly Berger; Dramaturg: Sarah Rose Leonard; Dialect Coach: Quentin Moore and Charley Layton; Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Fight Captain: Saint Aubyn; Dance Captain: Esther Antoine
Cast
Derrick Baskin
Otis Williams
James Harkness
Paul Williams
Jawan M. Jackson
Melvin Franklin
Jeremy Pope
Eddie Kendricks
Ephraim Sykes
David Ruffin
Saint Aubyn
Dennis Edwards
Ensemble
Shawn Bowers
Broadway debut
Lamont
Ensemble
E. Clayton Cornelious
"Gloria" Soloist
Richard Street
Ensemble
Taylor Symone Jackson
Broadway debut
Johnnie Mae
Mary Wilson
Ensemble
Jahi Kearse
Berry Gordy
Ensemble
Jarvis B. Manning, Jr.
Al Bryant
Norman Whitfield
Ensemble
Joshua Morgan
Shelly Berger
Ensemble
Rashidra Scott
Josephine
Ensemble
Nasia Thomas
Mama Rose
Florence Ballard
Tammi Terrell
Ensemble
Christian Thompson
Broadway debut
Smokey Robinson
Damon Harris
Ensemble
Candice Marie Woods
Diana Ross
Ensemble
Swings: Esther Antoine, Marcus Paul James, Jelani Remy and Curtis Wiley
Understudies: Saint Aubyn (David Ruffin), Shawn Bowers (Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams), Marcus Paul James (David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams), Jelani Remy (David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams) and Curtis Wiley (Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, Paul Williams)

Ain't Too Proud to Beg
(music by Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman J. Whitfield)
Baby Love
(music by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
Cloud Nine
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
Come See About Me
(music by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
Don't Look Back
(music by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White; lyrics by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White)
For Once In My Life
(music by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden; lyrics by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden)
Get Ready
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)
Gloria
(music by Ester Navarro; lyrics by Ester Navarro)
I Can't Get Next to You
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
(music by Carl Christiansen, Rodger Penzabene, Sr., Helga Penzabene, Roger Penzabene, Jr., Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Carl Christiansen, Rodger Penzabene, Sr., Helga Penzabene, Roger Penzabene, Jr., Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
(I Know) I'm Losing You
(music by Cornelius Grant, Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Cornelius Grant, Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman J. Whitfield)
I Want a Love I Can See
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)
I Wish It Would Rain
(music by Rodger Penzabene, Sr., Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Rodger Penzabene, Sr., Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
(music by Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock and Harvey Fuqua; lyrics by Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock and Harvey Fuqua)
If You Don't Know Me By Now
(music by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; lyrics by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff)
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
(music by Gregg America, Skip Batey and Gregg Crockett; lyrics by Gregg America, Skip Batey and Gregg Crockett)
In the Still of the Night
(music by Fred Parris; lyrics by Fred Parris)
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
(music by Troy Carter, Anthony Fontenot, Barrett Strong, Norman J. Whitfield and Armique Wyche; lyrics by Troy Carter, Anthony Fontenot, Barrett Strong, Norman J. Whitfield and Armique Wyche)
My Girl
(music by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White; lyrics by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White)
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
Runaway Child, Running Wild
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
Shout
(music by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley and O'Kelly Isley; lyrics by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley and O'Kelly Isley)
Since I Lost My Baby
(music by Warren Moore and Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Warren Moore and Smokey Robinson)
Speedo
(music by Ester Navarro; lyrics by Ester Navarro)
Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
The Way You Do the Things You Do
(music by Smokey Robinson and Robert Rogers; lyrics by Smokey Robinson and Robert Rogers)
War
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
(music by James Dean, Paul Riser and William Weatherspoon; lyrics by James Dean, Paul Riser and William Weatherspoon)
You Can't Hurry Love
(music by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. and Brian Holland; lyrics by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. and Brian Holland)
You're My Everything
(music by Carl Christiansen, Cornelius Grant, Rodger Penzabene, Sr., Helga Penzabene and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Carl Christiansen, Cornelius Grant, Rodger Penzabene, Sr., Helga Penzabene and Norman J. Whitfield)