At the Tony Awards, John legend performed live with members of the cast of the musical “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”. Now he takes it a step further and joins the production team for the series.
Legend and partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorious of Get Lifted Film Co. are supporting the musical on temptations, who is preparing to return to Broadway on October 16. “It’s a musical that I love and a story that I want to help share. At this pivotal time, it is so important that we support and maintain Broadway, a vital part of the soul of New York City and the entire nation. I am honored to be part of the “Ain’t Too Proud” team and coming back to Broadway, ”Legend said in a statement.
“Ain’t Too Proud” traces the rise of R&B group The Temptations, which sang hits such as “Just My Imagination”, “My Girl” and “Papa Was a Rollin ‘Stone”. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the band’s founding and a new album is planned next year, launched by the single “Is It Gonna Be Yes or No” written by Smokey Robinson.
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Recent Get Lifted Releases Include Documentaries Give voice and 40 years of prisoner, the HBO docuseries Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: Lost Children, the comedy series IFC and AMC Sherman’s showcase and Netflix rap competition Rhythm + Flow. Legend and his team also helped produce a 2017 Broadway production of August Wilson’s Jitney, for which they won the Tony for the best cover of a play.