Producers of Broadway-to-West End musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations have extended the show’s run at the Prince Edward Theatre in London.
The Tony Award-winning musical is now playing in London to 7 January 2024.
The show stars Cameron Bernard Jones as Melvin Franklin, Kyle Cox as Paul Williams, Sifiso Mazibuko as Otis Williams, Mitchell Zhangazha as Eddie Kendricks and Mitchell Zhangazha as Eddie Kendricks and Matt Manuel as David Ruffin, with Tosh Wanogho-Maud returning to the role of David Ruffin soon.
The cast also includes Evonnee Bentley-Holder, Natalia Brown, Ryan Carter, Hannah Fairclough, Christopher Gopaul, Daniel Haswell, Naomi Katiyo, Akmed Junior Khemalai, Holly Liburd, Darnell Mathew-James, Simeon Montague, Posi Morakinyo, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Michael James Stewart, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Dylan Turner and Kevin Yates.
Ain’t Too Proud won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, and follows the remarkable journey of The Temptations – from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Their story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal is set to the beat of the group’s Grammy Award-winning music, including their hits My Girl, Just My Imagination, Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone, Get Ready, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg and many more.
With a book by Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Ain’t Too Proud reunites two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff, with Tony and Olivier Award winning choreographer Sergio Trujilio, following their success on Jersey Boys.
Other members of the creative team include Scenic Design by Tony Award nominee Robert Brill with Costume Design by Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell. Tony Award winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley and Tony Award winning Sound Designer Steve Canyon Kennedy united once again following their success working together on Jersey Boys. Projection Design is by Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini, Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe. Music Supervision and Arrangements are by Kenny Seymour, Orchestrations by Drama Desk Award winner Harold Wheeler, Music Direction by Matt Smith and Casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
Ain’t Too Proud is produced in the West End by Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Stephen Gabriel and Jamie Wilson.
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