Good things happen to those who wait. This is the only thing I can think of when I read the news that twelve Grammy® winning superstar John Legend and his partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorious in Get Lifted Film Co. have joined the team at production of the Broadway smash. musical sensation “Ain’t Too Proud –– The Life and Times of the Temptations.”
Is this the way COVID-19 says “I’m sorry for the mess I made”? The move follows Legend’s televised performance with the cast of “Ain’t Too Proud” on the Sunday night CBS special, “Broadway’s Back!”
The production is currently in rehearsal and is preparing to return to the Imperial Theater (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance on Saturday, October 16.
The legend is all about him and he and Jackson are returning to Broadway after winning a Tony Award as the producers of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which received the 2017 award for Best Cover of a Play.
In a statement, John Legend said, “Performing with this incredible cast is a memory that I will always cherish. The music of the Temptations is central to my own musical education and an integral part of America’s cultural heart. 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 a part of the “Ain’t Too Proud” team and to return to Broadway. “
Mike Jackson said, “We are delighted to partner with this fantastic team to help reopen Broadway. We love the live theater experience, and it’s been a long time coming. “
Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce said, “At ‘Broadway’s Back!’ Special, John unofficially joined the ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ family. Today we are making it official. We have enormous admiration and respect for John, Mike and Ty and we are delighted that they have joined our team! They have a deep love and appreciation for The Temptations, their extraordinary musical body and cultural significance, which will be a wonderful thing for “Ain’t Too Proud” when we reopen on Broadway on October 16 and then in December. , start our first national tour across the country.
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