Imperial Theatre

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Imperial Theatre
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12:15 AM - 12:30 AM

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Greg Harris
Yonkers, NY990 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Imperial Theater is a major broadway theater located in Midtown Manhattan.

Designed by theater architect, Herbert J. Krapp and opened in 1923, the Imperial Theater has hosted various successful theatrical performances ranging from Dreamgirls, Fiddler On The Roof and Les Miserable.

In November of 2021, I brought and treated my wife and myself to see sensational Broadway hit, “Ain’t Too Proud:The Life & Times Of The Temptations” at the Imperial Theater.

Ain’t Too Proud is the most successful Broadway musical to be showcased at the Imperial Theater and after seeing the show, there’s no doubt as to the reasons why.

The performance of the Ain’t Too Proud cast was absolutely amazing and they each excelled in all three areas that are included in a musical; acting, dancing and singing!!!

The chemistry shared between the cast members was superb and spot on, and the performers sang as beautifully and effortlessly as the real Temptations. The dance moves performed by the actors particularly the actors who played Otis Williams & David Ruffin was simply magnificent!!!

Aside from the performance, the Imperial theater provided comfortable seating and its interior decoration is a gorgeous sight to behold.

Both my wife and were blessed to see a wonderful musical at a wonderful theater!!!
Written December 16, 2021
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Monique R
Tallahassee, FL77 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Show was outstanding but the staff was rude, pushy and unprofessional. We were sent to the wrong seats and saw it happen to several other people. And then the staff was rude when we asked for help finding the correct seats. Staff did a lot of yelling of instructions, especially when it was time to leave. Just took a little something from the good time. There are A LOT of stairs. If you’re a person with a physical disability, spring for seats in the first floor. Also, the seats are tight with very little leg room. If you’re over 6 feet tall, purchase an aisle seat.
Written December 12, 2021
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markKTM
New York City, NY109 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Rude and disorganized staff. I was attempting to purchase tickets for the matinee one hour before start of show. Staff on the street said sure, show your vax/ID and go in to the box office. But staff at the door rudely turned me away, refusing me entrance. There was no reason to do this - I had vax proof and photo ID and simply wanted to buy the tickets and then return to the line of ticket holders. The refusal to let me enter was mindless authoritarianism, bad manners, and bad business. It worked out - we walked across the street, bought tickets to COMPANY at the Jacobs, were warmly welcomed and loved the show. Avoid the imperious Imperial!
Written December 4, 2021
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Kelli
Keller, TX603 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We went to the re-opening night of Ain’t Too Proud after the covid shutdown. What a celebration this show is! And Nik Walker is a FORCE! Don’t miss this show for sure. The theater seats are fairly roomy by Broadway standards (not truly roomy, but the arm rests weren’t digging in and there was space in front of my knees, so Broadway roomy). The restrooms are one floor up from the orchestra level.
Written October 19, 2021
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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY6,806 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The Imperial Theatre holds about 1,400 people and can appear smaller outside than inside. It’s a decent theater for a variety of plays and shows and is currently hosting “Ain’t Too Proud”.
Written August 24, 2020
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Ecald
Dallas23 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Very nice theatre, Ain’t To Proud absolutely fantastic show. Like the intimate old theatres, stage and acoustics added to the performance
Written March 5, 2020
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Hello, Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Imperial Theatre. We appreciate your patronage. Best, Theatre Operations
Written March 11, 2020
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Orlando M
Bloomfield, NJ992 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Show was great, not sure if there was only one men's bathroom, but the line was very long and it took almost the whole intermission to go. Other than that... Another beautiful theater in the Theater district.
Written March 4, 2020
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Jonathan S
Toronto, Canada1,106 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Last minute decision to catch The Temptations story at the Imperial Theatre on 45th street. 5min walk from Times Square. US$169 for seat H111 orchestra section. Fantastic show. Standing ovation. Great performance by Jawan M.Jackson who played Melvin Franklin, the bass singer!
Written February 23, 2020
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Hello, Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Imperial Theatre. We appreciate your patronage. Best, Theatre Operations
Written March 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RJK2258
Long Island, NY15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Show was great rude usher (female) yelling at grown ladies
The theatre manager was informed didnt care less seems she hears this everyday i guess the imperial theatre overlooks this being not enough bathrooms to accomodate the capacity of people
Written February 19, 2020
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loist51
Richmond, VA809 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Nice venue for musical event Ain’t Too Proud. Seating comfortable and acoustics very good. I recommend this theatre. Unfortunately, it seems people like to talk during the performance. Where are manners today?
Written February 11, 2020
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