“Ain’t Too Proud” will bring its existing cast to Broadway.
The Temptations musical, which has played several out-of-town performances, will star 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 ensemble will feature Esther Antoine, Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Rodney Earl Jackson Jr.,Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Curtis Wiley and Candice Marie Woods.
The musical, produced by Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce, is currently playing Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre and previously had runs in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Calif. and Washington D.C.
It begins Broadway performances at the Imperial Theatre on Feb. 28, 2019, with an opening night set for March 21.