Les Misérables, Ladj Ly’s blistering look at life in the Parisian banlieues, on Friday won the 2020 Cesar Award for best film, beating out all comers, including Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy.
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London-based Film Constellation has boarded world sales on documentary He Dreams Of Giants, the behind-the-scenes look at Terry Gilliam’s passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce.
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Lead producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations has once again broken the box office house record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain’t Too Proud’s gross for the week ending December 29, 2019, was $1,865,016.90, the highest in the history of the Imperial Theatre. The musical broke its own record of $1,710,207.90 set the week of December 8, 2019. Prior to that, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the Imperial’s house record, grossing $1,663,895.00 in January 2010.
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The world premiere of He Dreams of Giants will be held at DOCNYC on Sunday November 10th 2019.
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Sergio Trujillo has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography for Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.
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The hardest workout in New York right now has got to be the one being demonstrated eight shows a week by the principal cast of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. The actors stepping in for the Motown group’s changing lineup over the years barley pause long enough in the linking scenes between numbers to catch their breath and let the sweat dry before launching into another spirited vocal performance with vigorous dance grooves to match. Sure, there are craft issues with a show that’s more narrated than dramatized; we’ll get to those in a minute. But as a fan experience, this high-energy tribute delivers big time.
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NEW YORK- Lightning seemed to strike when “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of Temptations” arrived last summer at the Kennedy Center. And what do you know, it has struck again, at the Imperial Theatre, where this electrifying musical had its official Broadway opening Thursday night.
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As befits a show about the Temptations, the most infectiously rhythmic of chart-topping R&B groups, “Ain’t Too Proud” keeps time in style. I don’t mean that solely in terms of a beat that makes you feel like dancing.
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Oh no, the heart sinks, another jukebox musical on Broadway. So many – Cher, Donna Summer – have been varying degrees of cringe.
But after leaving Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, which opened Thursday at the Imperial Theatre (to Nov. 24), a happy revelation: This jukebox musical not only has life, it also has wit, intelligence, while also looking stunning and full of energy.
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A musical about the great Temptations is headed to Broadway. Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, directed by Des McAnuff and produced by Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce, will begin performances at the Imperial Theatre in spring 2019.
Producers describe the show as the “story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal,” all playing out against a backdrop of civil unrest and set to Temptations classics like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” the title track and many more of the group’s 42 Top Ten hits (a tally that includes 14 songs that topped the charts).
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