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Dominique Morisseau

 
Bio:
Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle), which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit '67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and NBT). Additional plays include Pipeline ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle), which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit '67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and NBT). Additional plays include Pipeline ... (read complete bio)

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Dominique Morisseau Biography

Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle), which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit '67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and NBT). Additional plays include Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theater), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theater), Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre), and Follow Me To Nellie's (Premiere Stages). Dominique is an alumna of the Center Theatre Group L.A. Writers' Workshop, The Public Theater Emerging Writers Group, Women's Project Lab, and Lark Playwrights' Workshop, and has developed work at Sundance Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference. Her work has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre, Women's Project, South Coast Rep, People's Light and Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She most recently served as co-producer on the Showtime series Shameless. Following its record-breaking run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2017, her new musical Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations opened at the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), the Ahmanson (Los Angeles), and the Princess of Wales Theatre (Toronto). Awards include Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, AUDELCO Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, Obie Award, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and being named one of Variety's Women of Impact for 2017-18.

Dominique Morisseau Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Dominique Morisseau, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Book of a Musical
Dominique Morisseau, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - John Gassner Award
Dominique Morisseau, Pipeline
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Play
Dominique Morisseau, Pipeline
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Dominique MorisseauSkeleton Crew

Dominique Morisseau News

Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings Photo Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Concord Theatricals announced the launch of its new record label, Concord Theatricals Recordings. The label will be the home to many of the finest cast albums and theater artist recordings, including Concord Theatricals’ previous releases with Concord’s Craft Recordings label.

How Female Playwrights Are Making the Industry Better Photo How Female Playwrights Are Making the Industry Better
by Cara Joy David - Nov 18, 2022

Other than a handful of playwrights 30 and under, all the playwrights spoken to for this piece believe their sex has impacted their careers in the theater. Women feel that they have trouble getting in the room and being taken seriously once there. But there is something more, a sense that when things get really bad -- beyond mansplaining bad -- there aren't many people to turn to in the theater.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
by Linda Hodges - Nov 13, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, SF?

Where Are All of the Female Theatre Critics? Photo Where Are All of the Female Theatre Critics?
by Cara Joy David - Nov 11, 2022

In this, the second installment in our series on women playwrights, the playwrights speak about critical interpretation of their work and the lack of powerful female critics. Please read Part I here, which discusses the more general issues female playwrights face.

One-Time Performance of Ed Napier's MUSIC LESSONS to be Presented at Williamstown The Photo One-Time Performance of Ed Napier's MUSIC LESSONS to be Presented at Williamstown Theatre Festival in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival will present a special one-time-only performance of Ed Napier’s Music Lessons at the Clark Art Institute’s auditorium as part of the Williamstown Holiday Walk festivities and the Clark’s “First Sunday Free” program on Sunday, December 4th at 2 PM.

Tickets to AIN'T TOO PROUD â€" THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Bass Concert  Photo Tickets to AIN'T TOO PROUD â€" THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Bass Concert Hall Go On Sale Friday
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022

The smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS will have its Austin premiere as part of Texas Performing Arts 2022-23 Broadway in Austin season. AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS will play Bass Concert Hall March 28 – April 2, 2023.

FRIGID New York Will Present 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival in January 2023 Photo FRIGID New York Will Present 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival in January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003), January 16-29, 2023. 

AIN'T TOO PROUD- THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS On Sale At Eccles Theater, No Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD- THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS On Sale At Eccles Theater, November 11
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2022

Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles has announced that single tickets for the Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, will go on sale Friday, November 11 at 10am.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Concert Response to MY BROKEN LANGUAGE & More Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Concert Response to MY BROKEN LANGUAGE & More in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

Following HalfPint at Night, SigSpace will feature, on November 13 from 5:30-6:30pm, a concert response to Quiara Alegría Hudes’ memoir My Broken Language from Bushwick Book Club—the theatrical adaptation of which is currently being performed in the Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (through November 27).

Women Playwrights Speak Out on Life in the Theater: Part 1 Photo Women Playwrights Speak Out on Life in the Theater: Part 1
by Cara Joy David - Nov 4, 2022

In this three-part series, BroadwayWorld spoke to over 20 female playwrights who have been produced in major NY theaters about what life in the theater is really like for them -- and what can be done to make it better.

Dominique Morisseau Videos

VIDEO: Dominique Morisseau and Company Talk Bringing SKELETON CREW to Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Dominique Morisseau and Company Talk Bringing SKELETON CREW to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2022

Skeleton Crew, the new play by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, is taking Broadway by storm at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it opened on January 26.

VIDEO: Watch Scenes from SKELETON CREW on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Scenes from SKELETON CREW on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 25, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production opens tomorrow, Wednesday, January 26, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center Honors

by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2021

The cast of Ain't Too Proud took to the stage at the Kennedy Center Honors to honor Berry Gordy. The cast, consisting of Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Matt Manuel, and Jelani Remy, performed 'I'm Gonna Make You Love Me' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg'. Watch an exclusive clip of the performance now!

VIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Videoplay
VIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2021

Grammy Award-winning superstar John Legend and producing partner Mike Jackson paid a visit to the cast and creative team of the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

The cast performed a medley of Temptations hits, including “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.” Watch the full performance now!

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Gets Broadway-Ready at the Imperial Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Gets Broadway-Ready at the Imperial Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2021

It's not just your imagination! Broadway is coming back and so are the Temptations!  Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical is getting ready to resume Broadway performances on October 16 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).

Breaking: AIN'T TOO PROUD Will Return to Broadway in October Videoplay
Breaking: AIN'T TOO PROUD Will Return to Broadway in October

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2021

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical will resume Broadway performances on October 16, subject to government approval, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance heralding the return of Broadway.

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BRO Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY

by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

NBC's special One Night Only: The Best of Broadway premiered last night, December 10 at 8pm ET. Cast members from Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Chicago, Ain't Too Proud, Jersey Boys, Rent, and more performed at the event. The cast of Ain't Too Proud performed 'Rain' which can be watched here!

VIDEO: Watch James Jackson's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A  Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch James Jackson's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A STRANGE LOOP

by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2020

For their astounding work the judges have awarded a Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of A STRANGE LOOP.

VIDEO: Watch Antwayn Hopper's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Antwayn Hopper's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A STRANGE LOOP

by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2020

For their astounding work the judges have awarded a Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of A STRANGE LOOP.


Dominique Morisseau Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Dominique Morisseau written?
Dominique Morisseau has written 5 shows including Pipeline (Author), Ain't Too Proud (Bookwriter), Paradise Blue (Playwright), Confederates (Playwright), Soul Train (Writer).

What awards has Dominique Morisseau been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations , John Gassner Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pipeline Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Pipeline and Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Skeleton Crew .