Temptations Musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ To End Broadway Run In January

Not Too Proud – The Life and Time of Temptations ending in Broadway to run The Jukebox Musical will make its final performance at the Imperial Theater on January 16.

The Tony-nominated production, which has been called off for several Christmas performances due to COVID, will resume its final three weeks on December 28, the producers said in a statement. The musical’s national tour will also resume on December 28 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

No reason was given for the permanent closure, but producers said the musical recouped their entire investment on Broadway. not too proud It was reopened in October, with the rest of Broadway closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic.

The musical originally opened on Broadway on Thursday, March 21, 2019, and has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With a book by Dominique Morisseau, not too proud There’s music from the iconic Motown group, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” as well as some tunes from other Motown bands. Des McNuff directs, with Tony Award-winning choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

John Legend and his Get Lifted film company partners Mike Jackson and Ty Sticklorius joined the producer team earlier this year.

The five heads of the show, Nick Walker, James Harkness, young M. Jackson, Matt Manuel and Jelani Remy, will return for the final three weeks of the show.

Artists include Esther Antoine, St. Aubin, E. Clayton Cornelius, J. Doughty, Tiffany Frances, Taylor Simone Jackson, Jahi Kers, Darius Jordan Lee, Jarvis B Manning Jr., Morgan McGhee, Joshua Morgan, Aaron Patterson, Christian Thompson. , Sir Brock Warren, Corey West, Drew Wildman Foster, Curtis Wiley, and Candice Marie Woods.