Sunday, August 26, 2018

Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud Headed To The Great White Way

Let me just start off by saying that The Temptations are my favorite group of all time. That's right. I said it. Of all time. So when I heard that a musical about them was in the works, I was not as excited as you might think.

Yes they are my favorite band. And yes I loved Motown: The Musical which featured them, along with Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson 5 among others. Therefore, I know you are probably wondering about my hesitation.

The truth is, that as much as I loved Motown, I wasn't thrilled with the way they were presented in the show. For one thing, they were barely in it. Of course with Barry Gordy as the author, I should have known going in that the show would focus more on him, and his relationship with Diana Ross. It did. Now we all know that when it comes to "Jukebox Musicals", they are usually hit or miss. The truth is, for every Beautiful and Jersey Boys, there is Good Vibrations and All Shook Up.

However after doing a little more research on this new production, I am beginning to feel a little more confident. Why you ask? Well for starters, Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo, the creative team between the Tony Award winning production of Jersey Boys, are taking the reins once again for The Temptations musical.

Not only that, but producing the show is Tom Hulce and Ira Pittleman, the producing team behind the 2007 Tony Award winner for Best Musical of the Year, Spring Awakening. Now can't you see why I am so excited? As of now, no on sale date for the Broadway production has been announced. Check this website for further updates. Get your tickets to see Ain't Too Proud on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. I can't wait. Until next time theatre fans.

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