Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that beginning on first preview, tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations will launch a $42 digital lottery and a $29 in-person student rush ticket policy.
The Ain’t Too Proud digital lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatergoers wide access to affordable tickets through multiple social media networks. Available performances will be posted on www.AintTooProudLottery.com as early as 12:00 AM Eastern Time the day of the performance. Matinee lotteries close at 9:00 AM, and evening lotteries close at 2:00 PM. Winners can purchase their tickets at www.AintTooProudLottery.com and will pick up their tickets at the Imperial Theatre box office (249 West 45th Street) with their credit card.
Student rush tickets to Ain’t Too Proud will be sold in person at the Imperial Theatre box office on the day of the performances beginning when the box office opens (Monday – Saturday at 10:00 AM; Sunday at 12:00 PM). There will be a limit of two tickets per customer, with a valid student I.D. Seat locations will be at the discretion of the box office, and are based on availability.
Ain’t Too Proud will play Broadway’s legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with performances beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019, and an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Ain’t Too Proud has already broken records across the country: in its world premier run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the musical became the highest grossing production in that theater’s nearly 50-year history. The show subsequently broke the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Eisenhower Theater record for single-week box office gross, the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre records for the highest grossing pre-Broadway engagement and attendance, and the Princess of Wales Theatre’s pre-Broadway single-week box office record.
Ain’t Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) and featuring choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!), Ain’t Too Proud tells a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during America’s decade of civil unrest.
Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” the unforgettable untold story of this legendary quintet now comes to life on the Broadway stage.
Leading the Broadway cast as The Temptations are Derrick Baskin as Otis Williams, James Harkness as Paul Williams, Jawan M. Jackson as Melvin Franklin, Jeremy Pope as Eddie Kendricks, and Ephraim Sykes as David Ruffin. The Broadway cast will also feature Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Candice Marie Woods, Esther Antoine, Marcus Paul James, Jelani Remy, and Curtis Wiley.
The creative team 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), 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 Drama Desk Award winner Harold Wheeler with Music Direction and Arrangements by Kenny Seymour. Production Stage Manager is Molly Meg Legal and casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, Merri Sugarman, C.S.A.
Tickets for Ain’t Too Proud are available by visiting www.Telecharge.com, by calling 800-447-7400, or by visiting the Imperial Theatre Box Office (249 West 45th Street). For groups of 10 or more, visit www.BroadwayInbound.com or call 866-302-0995.