'Ain't Too Proud' To Close January 16 On Broadway


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Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at the Imperial Theatre.

The musical features a book by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau, choreography by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo, and direction by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and will have played 488 performances (pending any additional COVID cancellations) and 21 previews.

The Broadway cast of Ain’t Too Proud currently stars Nik Walkeras ‘Otis Williams,’James Harkness as ‘Paul Williams,’Jawan M. Jacksona s ‘Melvin Franklin,’Matt Manuelas ‘David Ruffin,’ and Jelani Remy as ‘Eddie Kendricks.’ The Broadway cast also featuresEsther Antoine, Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, J. Daughtry, Tiffany Francés, Ta’Nika Gibson, Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Darius Jordan Lee,Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Morgan McGhee, Joshua Morgan, Aaron Patterson, Christian Thompson, Sir Brock Warren, Correy West, Drew Wildman Foster, Curtis Wiley, and Candice Marie Woods.

The musical opened on Broadway on Thursday, March 21, 2019, and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical and won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography. The creative team includes Tony Award nomineeRobert Brill (scenic design), Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell (costume design), Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design), Tony Award winner Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini (projection design), Drama Desk Award winner Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design), Steve Rankin (fight direction), Edgar Godineaux (associate choreographer), John Miller (music coordinator), and Liz Caplan (vocal supervision). Orchestrations are by Tony Award recipient Harold Wheeler with Music Direction and Arrangements byKenny Seymour. Production Stage Manager is Molly Meg Legal and casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, Merri Sugarman, C.S.A.

Broadway Safety Protocols

All Broadway theaters require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theatre staff. Masks are required for audiences inside the theater, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.

Under the policy, guests aged 12 and older will need to be vaccinated (as defined below) with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine AND present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. (Guests 12-18 may use a government-issued ID or school ID - no photo required.)

Children ages 5-11 may enter the theatre only when (1) accompanied by an adult who complies with the theatre’s vaccination entry requirements, and (2) has proof of at least one dose of an FDA or WHO approved vaccine.

For international guests TWO doses of any “mix and match” combination of an FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccine are acceptable.