Open run | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations (NYC)

From 761 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging, Absorbing

About the show

This new musical follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff ("Jersey Boys").

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 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.

2h 45m | Open run | Imperial Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (761)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging, Absorbing
86
Avg Score

100
Intelligent, Masterful, Edgy, Enchanting

See it if You like the music of the Temptations and exciting dancing

Don't see it if I dont recommend to anyone not to see it ha

100
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Anyone who loves musicals, R and B music and history. Have a good overview of their lives before the Temptations.

Don't see it if Don’t like musicals or R&B.

96
Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Travel down memory lane and fill in some missing details. Sing,love, remember the fun ..

Don't see it if You didn’t listen to the radio. Lol

96
Entertaining

See it if Just a great show..grew up listening to them.

Don't see it if Your loss

95
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love music. The music was top notch and the acting was superb!!! I would highly recommend this for you music lovers

Don't see it if you dont like musicals dont go out and see this..... its all about the life stories of these guys.

100
Delightful

See it if The show will take you back too the sounds of true gifted music 🎶 and the dance moves make you wanna get out your seat and groove!

Don't see it if If you don’t go see this show a waste of going too New York ,

87
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Love music

Don't see it if Dont love music

92
Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You loved The Temptations and want to have a fun, entertaining and light evening of music from your past!

Don't see it if you don't like The temptations and music from their era!

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if very entertaining

Don't see it if i can't think of anything

100
Great singing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if I loved it and I want to go again. I sat front row center. It was awesome. I can't afford front row again but when I can I'll go again.

Don't see it if You aren't a cool person.

100
Great singing, Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you love Motown you will love the singing and dancing ...and the backstory of how the group formed is fascinating

Don't see it if If you don't like Motown music you might be bored

100
Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Amazing singing and dancing with a great story line

Don't see it if I can’t believe anyone would not like this show even if they never heard of the Temptations

100
Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Very, very enjoyable. The music and the singing voices were wonderful!!

Don't see it if If they don’t care for musicals.

87
Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Anyone looking for a good musical time!

Don't see it if you don't like dancing in your seat!

100
Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Riveting, Great singing

See it if Besides the play being so entertaining you learn about the history on how the group come to be! Very entertaining!

Don't see it if If you don’t like music

100
Enchanting, Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love The Temptations or the Motown sound music or great dancing.

Don't see it if You don’t like Motown music.

82
Refreshing, Riveting, Great singing, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if If you love the music of the Temptations, and are at all curious about the history of this group, you'll enjoy the show.

Don't see it if Of course, if you don't dig the music, don't go. If you want a totally accurate history, you will be disappointed.

85
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Surpetb dancing and singing. Compelling story line. Very insightful.

Don't see it if Please see the show. It’s wonderful

95
Epic, Must see, Great singing

See it if So very entertaining from the beginning to the end. Made me dance in my seat. Fell in love with the characters and didn’t want it to end!

Don't see it if Maybe too much music???

100
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Great story, singing, and acting.

Don't see it if Your not into musicals.

100
Indulgent, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if It takes you back to them there those days when music was music and you could understand it and it had meaning. I could see it again.

Don't see it if You dont like good music and movement.

96
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Brought back many wonderful old memories. Was better th hanging seeing them live at njpac. Obviously the stage performers were more entertai

Don't see it if Than the replacement singers currently with the group.

85
Masterful, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Great choreography and music spiced up with a flavour of American history and humour.

Don't see it if N/a

91
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if I love the show all the singing was on point

Don't see it if Everyone should go to see this show

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love Motown and appreciate the contributions of this era of music to universal joy. The performers are super talented.

Don't see it if Who wouldn’t want to see something this electrifying from the first to last moment?


March 21st, 2019
"Shrewd direction of Des McAnuff, with sensational choreography by Sergio Trujillo...While honoring all the expected biomusical clichés, which include rolling out its subjects’ greatest hits in brisk and sometimes too fragmented succession, this production refreshingly emphasizes the improbable t...
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March 21st, 2019
"No matter how much you may chafe at the clunky machinery of Broadway’s latest jukebox biomusical, 'Ain’t Too Proud,' the hits just keep coming, distracting your critical faculties with zaps of R&B greatness...The problem with telling the story of the Temptations is that there isn’t a clear centr...
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March 21st, 2019
"While the tunes themselves are predictably wonderful and the cast’s voices ravishing, 'Ain’t Too Proud' itself has no real arc or engine...Dominique Morisseau’s book has moments of wit, but it’s also got plenty of corny clunkers and ultimately feels like a scroll through the band’s Wikipedia pag...
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March 21st, 2019
"Sure, there are craft issues with a show that's more narrated than dramatized...But as a fan experience, this high-energy tribute delivers big time...Propulsively directed by bio-musical specialist Des McAnuff...The briskly paced production frequently generates the excitement of a terrific conce...
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