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Broadway Temptations Ends January – Billboard

Ain’t Too Proud – Life and times of temptation its ending is Broadway run this winter.

The show’s producers announced Tuesday that after nearly 500 performances including previews, the curtain will close with a musical about the R&B group’s journey from Detroit to the Hall of Fame. Rock & Roll, and featured hits like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” The final performance of the Tony Award-winning show at the Theater Royal will take place on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Current top cast of Not too proud, which has been nominated for a total of 12 Tony Awards, stars Nik Walker as Otis Williams, James Harkness as Paul Williams, Jawan M. Jackson as Melvin Franklin, Matt Manuel as David Ruffin and Jelani Remy as Eddie Kendricks .

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The show’s end announcement follows a string of Christmas performances that were canceled due to breakout COVID cases in the cast. In the announcement, producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce did not give a specific reason why the show will end next month after its Broadway premiere in March 2019. The musical’s premiere The musical’s first national tour is also underway. visit more than 50 cities, including The Temptations’ hometown in Detroit.

Not too proud Now is the eighth Broadway musical or play to announce closures following the much-anticipated full-scale reopening of Broadway in September. Last weekend, Waitress and Thoughts of a Colored Man joined Jagged Little Pill and Chicken & Biscuits as the latest productions citing COVID as the reason they were shortened. The musical Diana as well as the shows Dana H. and Is This a Room also announced they would be closing this fall, citing low ticket sales.

After reopening on September 14, about 30 shows have restarted on Broadway, following an 18-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Up until mid-December, only a handful of shows have announced the cancellation or closure of COVID-related shows, including Aladdin – which has canceled performances for nearly two weeks – and Chicken & Biscuits, Dana H. . and Is This a Room both announced early closing .

But just days after Diana’s announcement to close on December 11, Broadway suffered a wave of single-show cancellations, affecting about a third of 2021. The following week, the productions will hit theaters. leading Aladdin’s early fall, turning their single or couple show cancellations into weeklong closures leading up to Christmas and even pre-holiday cancellations.

The rise in both show cancellations and production closures followed a surge in omicron variant cases across New York, with the city and state setting new daily records for positive cases. through the second half of December. Despite a surge in cases and many shows announcing the end of their runs, Broadway League president Charlotte St. Martin said The Hollywood Reporter Broadway generally does not currently have plans to reopen and is working with epidemiologists to determine what new protocols, if any, may be required for production in the new year and spring.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/temptations-musical-closing-aint-too-proud-broadway-1235014179/ Broadway Temptations Ends January – Billboard

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