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CLEVELAND — Playhouse Square has announced the first national tour of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the new Broadway smash hit musical, will play the KeyBank State Theatre July 12 to 31 as part of the 2021-22 KeyBank Broadway Series.

Tickets are now on sale at or by calling 216-241-6000. 

Featuring the Grammy-winning songs and Tony-winning moves, Ain’t Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & 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 10 hits with 14 reaching number one and being voted the greatest R&B group of all time by Billboard Magazine in 2017.

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 opened on Broadway in March 2019, where it continued to play to sold-out audiences and broke the Imperial Theatre’s box office record.

Written by Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony-Award winner Des McAnuff, and featuring the Tony-Award winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo, this dazzling production now brings the untold story of the legendary quintet to audiences across the country.

The creative team also includes Tony-Award nominee Robert 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), Brian Harlan Brooks (tour resident director), Edgar Godineaux (associate choreographer), John Miller (music coordinator), Molly Meg Legal (production supervisor), and Nicole Olson (production stage manager).

Orchestrations are by Tony-Award recipient Harold Wheeler, with music supervision and arrangements by Kenny Seymour. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, Merri Sugarman, C.S.A.

The national tour of Ain’t Too Proud is produced by Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce, in association with Work Light Productions.

Ain’t Too Proud will play the KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square for 24 performances, July 12 to 31. Showtimes are Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for all performances are on sale now at or by calling 216-241-6000. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 216-640-8600. Ain’t Too Proud IN’T TOO PROUD is part of the KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square.

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The Life section is supported by Brethren Care Village in Ashland.

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