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Ain't Too Proud Announces Digital Ticket Lottery, Student Rush Policy

The Temptations musical features a book by Dominique Morisseau.

Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Jawan M. Jackson, Ephraim Sykes, and James Harkness in Ain't Too Proud.
(© Matthew Murphy)

On the eve of its first preview tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations has announced its digital lottery and student rush ticket policies.

The $42 digital lottery will be available for select performances, to be posted here as early as 12am ET the day of the performance, with matinee lotteries closing at 9am and evening lotteries closing at 2pm. Winners can purchase their tickets here and will pick up their tickets at the Imperial Theatre box office with their credit card.

Student rusk tickets for $29 will be sold in person at the box office on the day of the performances beginning when the box office opens (Monday-Saturday at 10am, Sunday at noon). Customers will be limited to two tickets per person with a valid student ID. Seat locations will be based on availability.

The show is described as follows: "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 Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. The rest is history — how they met, how they rose, 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."

Directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff, the musical features a book by Dominique Morisseau, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, and a score culled from Motown hits like "My Girl," "Just My Imagination," and more.

Heading the company 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 ensemble will be made up of 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.