Ain't Too Proud

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine 2017).

They were five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history-

how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how, as the nation fell into civil unrest, personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart.

Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff bring you this thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal. Iconic hits like "My Girl," "Just My Imagination," and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and the signature dance moves that made the "Classic Five" Temptations part of our cultural history forever.

Schedule

Berkley Rep (Roda Theatre)

(Berkeley, CA, )
2015 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA,
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by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 31, 2019
You asked, and we've answered! We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question asking about the Legacy Robe. We've put together a guide to let you know all about the history behind the ritual of the robe and to give you a glimpse inside what the ceremony is like. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
There was a celebration at the Imperial Theatre earlier this week as the company of Ain't Too Proud came together to celebrate the man behind the story, Otis Willimas. Otis, one of the founding members of the Temptations, turned 78 years old. Check out photos from the festivities below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
José Rivera will discuss his career as a writer in theater, film, and TV with Ben Snyder, the Dramatic Writing Coordinator for St. Francis College's MFA Program, on November 9, 2019 from 5 to 7pm at St. Francis College's Brooklyn Heights campus: 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Center Theatre Group has selected participants for the 2019-2020 L.A. Writers' Workshop, where local playwrights are invited to spend eight months in residence at the company researching and writing new works with the feedback from artistic staff and their fellow writers. The workshop, administrated by Center Theatre Group's Artistic Department, is designed to foster new voices, inspire playwrights to create their best work, encourage bold writing and build relationships among local playwrights, Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles theatre community. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by TV Scoop - Nov 8, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE VIEW, 11/11-11/15, airing on ABC!
by Review Roundups - Nov 7, 2019
A new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL opens on Broadway tonight!
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 6, 2019
Audiences might be familiar with the 1993 film, a?oeA Bronx Tale,a?? which was directed by and starred Robert De Niro. It's the tale of a young man growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s who is torn between his father and the Mafia boss who takes him under his wing. The film also featured its writer, Chazz Palminteri, and was based on his one-man play of the same name. The musical A BRONX TALE was adapted by Palminteri from that play over the course of a decade and opened on Broadway in 2016. It is this production that is at DPAC this week, as a stop on its second national tour.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Nominees for the 30th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on Tuesday, November 5 on at This Stage [ThisStage.la]. The ceremony will take place Monday, January 13, 2020 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Among the nominees are director Michael Arden and actor Jefferson Mays for A Christmas Carol, and Tina star Daniel J. Watts.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Playing on Air has announced preliminary casting for its star-studded live recording and benefit on Monday, November 18th. Presented at the Pershing Square Signature Center, the evening will feature performances by Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub (The Band's Visit, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' 'Monk'), Lucille Lortel Award winner Mirirai Sithole (School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, 'Russian Doll,' 'Broad City'), and Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen (Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Playing on Air's Wildwood Park) in short plays by MacArthur 'Genius Grant' winner Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of the Temptations, The Detroit Projects), and Amanda Quaid. Tony-nominated actor and Playing on Air artistic associate Steven Boyer will once again host the annual fête and star in Jason Gray Platt's HUMAN RESOURCES.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Playing on Air has announced preliminary casting for its star-studded live recording and benefit on Monday, November 18th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/3/2019.
by BWW Special - Nov 4, 2019
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 11/3/2019.
by Walter McBride - Nov 4, 2019
This holiday season, Times Square celebrates the creativity of Broadway designers and the power of live theater with four Show Globes. These globes feature designs inspired by some of the most-loved musicals on Broadway and invite passersby to admire the imagination and talent that give life to every show. The 2019 Show Globes are inspired by the designs of Ain't Too Proud a?" The Life and Times of The Temptations, Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Wicked.
by Alan Henry - Nov 4, 2019
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (4.33%), Beetlejuice (3.35%), Freestyle Love Supreme (2.65%), Ain't Too Proud (1.44%) and The Lightning Thief (1.35%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Betrayal (16.14%), Slave Play (8.25%), American Utopia (6.45%), The Great Society (4.36%) and To Kill A Mockingbird (1.15%).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
While we countdown the big day, take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite parade performances of years gone by!
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019
The cast of Ain't Too Proud kicked off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a medley of a?oeGet Ready,a?? a?oeAin't Too Proud To Bega?? and a?oeI Can't Get Next To You.a?? Watch below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 26, 2019
The 93rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® once again kicks off the holiday season. Millions of families will tune in to watch the excitement unfold on Thursday, Nov. 28 as Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of NBC News' 'TODAY' host the broadcast from 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will kick off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, alongside 'TODAY' show hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker, with performances from the hit Broadway musical. The entire cast and band of Ain't Too Proud will perform a medley of 'Get Ready,' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg,' and 'I Can't Get Next To You', which will air LIVE on NBC on Thursday, November 28 from 9 a.m. - noon (in all time zones).
by Alan Henry - Nov 25, 2019
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (24.28%), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (8.10%), Beetlejuice (2.64%), Freestyle Love Supreme (2.20%) and Hadestown (1.43%). The top growing current Broadway plays were A Christmas Carol (27.34%), American Utopia (5.93%), Slave Play (4.75%), The Great Society (3.73%) and To Kill A Mockingbird (2.41%).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/24/2019.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 23, 2019
Carols for a Cure is back for 2019 in its 21st edition! Below, Check out exclusive photos as the cast of Ain't Too Proud gathers to record their track- 'Come All Ye Faithful.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
For over twenty years, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' holiday CD, Broadway's Carols for a Cure, has been a staple of every theatre-lover's wish list. The beloved series pairs casts from award-winning Broadway musicals with seasonal songs that are both classic and new. This year's compilation, Broadway's Carols for a Cure Volume 21, features 18 tracks from the companies of Hadestown, Beetlejuice, Ain't Too Proud, Freestyle Love Supreme, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, and more!
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
This morning, nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards were announced. 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical winner Hadestown and Best Revival of a Musical winner Oklahoma! were among the nominees for 'Best Musical Theater Album.' See the full list of musicals nominated below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) (Scott Pyne, Executive Director and West Hyler, Producing Artistic Director) last night held the 2019 Benefit Concert honoring Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine, both alumni of NYMF. The 2019 Benefit Concert took place on Monday, November 18 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/17/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
With hit shows like Hadestown, Hamilton, Moulin Rouge! The Musical and To Kill a Mockingbird playing to sold-out audiences every night on Broadway this holiday season, securing tickets to the hottest shows in town can seem like an impossible feat. Fortunately, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Care-Tix program offers the best seats in the house to Broadway's toughest-to-get tickets.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2019
Today's top stories: Listen to Taylor Swift's new song from the upcoming Cats film, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors will be able to see Jawan M. Jackson on the 'Upper West Side' of Broadway as the special guest emcee and host for the 20th annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) on Monday night, December 2nd.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2019
Today's top stories: Hadestown, Beetlejuice, Tina, and Ain't Too Proud will perform on the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, and more!
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The cast of Ain't Too Proud stopped by The View on Thursday to perform a medley of songs from the Broadway musical.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
A spectacle like no other awaits millions as the 93rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, the nation's most cherished holiday tradition, once again kicks off the holiday season. Millions of families will tune in to watch the excitement unfold on Thursday, Nov. 28 as Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of NBC News' a?oeTODAYa?? host the broadcast from 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones that will also include a special debut performance from her new album Courage by the incomparable Celine Dion. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Last month at Joe's Pub, The Musical Theatre Factory presented a sold-out album release concert of Beau, Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar's thrilling new musical. The evening was a celebration of the world premiere album, recently released on Sony Masterworks Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) will honor Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine at its 2019 Benefit Concert on Monday, November 18 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).
by BWW Special - Nov 11, 2019
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 11/10/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/10/2019.
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 1, 2019
Tyler Dema plays Crazy Mario and is in the ensemble of the US tour of A Bronx Tale, coming to DPAC November 5-10. A Bronx Tale is set in the Bronx in the 1960s and is based on the writer Chazz Palminteri's true life story. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, this musical is sure to appeal to everyone. A New York native, Tyler graduated from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina this year. This is Tyler's national tour debut.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Times Square Alliance unveiled today the first holiday “Show Globes” in Times Square on the Broadway Plaza between 44th and 45th Streets. The event included remarks by the Alliance President, Tim Tompkins as well as representatives from each of the four Broadway shows. “Show Globes” will be on display in Times Square through December 26, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that the smash hit Broadway musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has set a new box office record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 8, 2019, was $1,710,207.90 in the 1,424 seat theater, the highest for any week at the Imperial Theatre. Prior to Ain't Too Proud, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the house record ($1,663,895.00) set in January 2010.
by Alan Henry - Dec 9, 2019
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (12.51%), Beetlejuice (2.16%), Ain't Too Proud (1.60%), Frozen (1.40%) and Oklahoma! (1.07%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Slave Play (7.28%), A Christmas Carol (5.25%), Darren Brown: Secret (3.82%), American Utopia (3.57%) and Betrayal (2.88%).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/8/2019.
by BWW Special - Dec 9, 2019
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 12/8/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019
President and CEO of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. a?oeLynna?? Singleton has announced PPAC's 2020/2021 Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
The season of giving becomes the season of giving back today as beloved Broadway shows and organizations rally on social media in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on this #GivingTuesday.
by Alan Henry - Dec 2, 2019
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (4.41%), Ain't Too Proud (3.94%), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (2.84%), Beetlejuice (2.69%) and Hadestown (1.21%).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/1/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
This week, President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton stopped by Broadway's Ain't Too Proud and swung by backstage after the show to meet with the cast.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Broadway casting director Tara Rubin (Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin) and choreographer Al Blackstone (SYTYCD) kicked off the premiere workshops of Open Jar Institute's Broadway Masterclass Series, which will feature ongoing workshops with award-winning Broadway professionals including Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, Tony-Winner Joanna Gleason, five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Dallas, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA), will go on sale Friday, December 13.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising erupted into two extraordinary performances of lighthearted parodies, inspiring calls-to-action and exceptional dance at this year's Red Bucket Follies. The show, which was performed December 9 and 10, 2019, celebrated the 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies that participated in fall fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.