Los Angeles – February 28, 2019 – As performances of the acclaimed new musicalAin’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptationsbegin tonight at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, UMe and the show’s producers announce that the Ain’t Too Proud Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released by UMe this spring. Featuring The Temptations’ top hits, from “My Girl” and “The Way You Do The Things You Do” to “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” and “Cloud Nine,” the newly-recorded album is available for pre-order beginning today, with a CD release on March 21, sold exclusively at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), and the digital album available on March 22. The CD will be available in wide release on April 19, with a 2-LP vinyl release to follow on June 7.
Ain’t Too Proud will play Broadway’s legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with performances beginning tonight, Thursday, February 28, 2019, and an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Ain’t Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 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. The rest is history — how they met, the groundbreaking heights they hit and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the United States fell into civil unrest. This thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal is set to the beat of the group's treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and so many more.
After breaking house records at Berkeley Rep, The Kennedy Center, CTG’s Ahmanson Theatre, and Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, Ain't Too Proud, written by three-time Obie Award winner and MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Skeleton Crew), directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet), now brings the untold story of this legendary quintet to irresistible life on Broadway. Get ready — ‘cause here they come!
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ainttooproudmusical.com.
55 years ago, The Temptations released their first Motown album, 1964’s Meet The Temptations. For nearly 60 years, The Temptations have reigned as one of popular music’s most beloved and successful groups worldwide, lauded by Billboard in 2017 as the Number One R&B Artist of All Time. The Temptations rose to the top of the charts with 16 Number One R&B albums and 43 Top Ten R&B hit songs across four decades, including 14 Number One singles. Their hits "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," and "Get Ready" are timeless, iconic classics, while the group’s later forays into funk and psychedelia, including “Cloud Nine” and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," are just as influential. The group is one of Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time,’ and MOJO celebrated them in 2017, saying “the music now sounds more mind-blowing than ever.”
The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, and into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2013, the same year they were honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award®. Winner of four GRAMMY Awards, they received Motown’s first-ever GRAMMY in 1969 for “Cloud Nine.” A two-part, scripted miniseries on the group, broadcast by NBC in 1998, was a ratings smash and won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Movie.
Last year, The Temptations released their first new album in eight years, All The Time, via UMe. Praised by the Associated Press for its “musical magic,” the album features the legendary group’s inspired renditions of songs by Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Maxwell, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, and The Weeknd, and three new Temptations originals.
The “Tempts” continue to actively tour, performing throughout the year.
Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
- The Way You Do The Things You Do
- Runaway Child, Running Wild
- In The Still Of The Night / Speedo
- I Want A Love I Can See
- My Girl
- Get Ready
- Supremes Medley: You Can’t Hurry Love / Come See About Me / Baby Love
- Since I Lost My Baby
- Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
- Don’t Look Back / You’re My Everything
- If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
- If You Don’t Know Me By Now
- (I Know) I’m Losing You
- I Wish It Would Rain
- I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
- I Can’t Get Next To You
- I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
- Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)
- Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
- For Once In My Life
- Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, Pt. 1
- Cloud Nine
- Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, Pt. 2
- What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
- I Can’t Get Next To You