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Berkley Rep (Roda Theatre) (Berkeley, CA, )
2015 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA,

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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.
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New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Names New Director of Marketing and Communications
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced a new director of marketing and communications. Peter Yonka takes on the position after serving as Berkeley Rep's marketing director for the past three seasons. He replaces Polly Ikonen, the former director of marketing and communications. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for San Francisco (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Berkeley Rep's AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2017

Berkeley Rep's newest musical Ain't Too Proud: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF OF THE TEMPTATIONS started previews on August 31. Go behind the scenes and hear from director Des McAnuff, writer Dominique Morisseau, choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and more as they discuss bringing this show to life. (more...)

New Temptations Musical 'AIN'T TOO PROUD' Extends Again at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

In response to critical praise and overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world-premiere musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will add two more weeks of performances to its extended run and will now close on Sunday, November 5. (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Temptations Musical - at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A new musical, Ain't Too Proud-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 14th, 2017: TIME AND THE CONWAYS Begins Previews, FROZEN Opens in Denver, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: TIME AND THE CONWAYS begins previews, FROZEN opens in Denver, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A Behind The Scenes Look At Berkeley Rep's AIN'T TOO PROUD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

A new musical, Ain't Too Proud-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre! (more...)

The Temptations and The Four Tops Head to NJPAC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and The Four Tops. If you love Motown, then you can't afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with two GRAMMY-winning legends of classic soul and R&B: The Temptations ( My Girl ) and The Four Tops ( Baby, I Need Your Loving ). (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Ain't Too Proud-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre on August 31, and runs until October 22! (more...)

New Temptations Musical 'AIN'T TOO PROUD' Breaks Berkeley Rep's House Record
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that the world-premiere musical Ain't Too Proud The Life and Times of The Temptations is the highest-grossing production in its nearly 50- year history. With box office receipts already exceeding $3.1 million and sales still not completed Ain't Too Proud has become a bona fide hit. (more...)

Temptations Musical Producer Says Show Will Head to Broadway Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

The show is eyeing a Broadway run, but it may just have to wait a little longer due to a lack of theater availability on the Great White Way. (more...)

The Fire This Time Festival Welcomes Four Playwrights to New Works Lab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

The Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival welcomes four new playwrights to the third cycle of their New Works Lab, which was created to help playwrights of African and African American descent develop new full-length projects over an eight month period, which will culminate in public readings in Spring 2018. (more...)

Industry Exclusive: The Story of Music Publisher Martin Bandier and His Tempting Broadway Opportunity
by Jay Landers - Oct 16, 2017

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Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and More Set for Ninth THE FIRE THIS TIME Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Now in its ninth season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival has commissioned six playwrights to write new 10-minute plays for the 2018 festival, which will run January 15-28, 2018 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Coming to TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 Season with the regional premiere of Skeleton Crew in a co-production with Marin Theatre Company, running March 7 - April 1, 2018. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HEATHERS Leads Best Musical Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Novato's HEATHERS Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dominique Morisseau Visits The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

The Drama Book Shop was thrilled to host a discussion and signing with award winning playwright Dominique Morisseau on Monday, May 7th. Moderating the discussion was actor, director, and executive assistant to Ms. Morisseau, Stori Ayers.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Dominique Morisseau Shameless-ly TOO PROUD of Her DETROIT CREW
by Gil Kaan - May 29, 2018

Prolific playwright Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW begins June 5, 2018 as the next Geffen Playhouse production. SKELETON CREW, the final play in Dominique's three-play cycle THE DETROIT PROJECT, focuses on four co-workers of an auto factory about to go under, circa 2008.  We had the chance to catch Dominique in between her multi-tasking of writing on her multitude of projects, including Showtime's Shameless and the upcoming Ain't Too Proud scheduled for a Broadway run. (more...)

Broadway Producer Jim Kierstead Invites You To An Erotic Game Of Cat & Mouse
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The newest member of the company - ironically - is its co-producer. Jim Kierstead has become synonymous with quality work on Broadway with credits that include KINKY BOOTS (Tony, Olivier), PIPPIN (Tony), WAITRESS, INDECENT, THE GREAT COMET, THE VISIT, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (all Tony nominated), M. BUTTERFLY, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, SIDE SHOW, ROCKY. Plus London: DREAMGIRLS, YANK!, THRILL ME. Off-Broadway: UNEXPECTED JOY, THRILL ME, YANK! Upcoming: PRETTY WOMAN, Ain't Too Proud, SPARKLER. He is currently on the Board of The York Theatre Company, The Abingdon Theatre Company, and The New York Theatre Barn. (more...)

BWW Review: Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Pleases Crowds at Kennedy Center
by Barbara Johnson - Jun 30, 2018

If you're into smooth vocals, sharp moves, and nostalgia-inducing moments that give you goosebumps, Ain't Too Proud: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is for you. The musical is completing a pre-Broadway run at the Kennedy Center, and its rock-solid performances and impeccable choreography (Sergio Trujillo) make it a cut above your typical jukebox musical. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents Bay Area Premiere Of DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company opens their 27th season with DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau, author of the hit Temptations musical Ain't Too Proud, and the Obie-award winning Skeleton Crew. Darryl V. Jones (The Royale) directs the Bay Area premiere of this redemptive story of family and survival that won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. DETROIT '67 runs August 31 - September 30. (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at the Kennedy Center - They Were Dancing in the Seats!!
by Charles Shubow - Jul 6, 2018

Broadway - get ready for another homage to a great music group. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Kennedy Center?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Ain't Too Proud The Life and Times of The Temptations in its pre-Broadway engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations is now on stage at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts! We have a first look at all new production photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway By the Bay presents NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Broadway By the Bay continues its 2017 Season with NEXT TO NORMAL, running August 11 - 27, 2017 at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Obie-Winner SKELETON CREW Comes to TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 Season with the regional premiere of the Obie Award-winning Skeleton Crew, in a co-production with Marin Theatre Company. A makeshift family of auto-plant workers navigate the possibility of foreclosure in this funny, tough, and tender American drama which captured critical raves. (more...)

Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Announces Los Angeles and Toronto Engagements
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

It was announced today that Ain't Too Proud The Life and Times of the Temptations will bring the incredible true story of the greatest R&B group of all time to Los Angeles and Toronto, following the previously announced upcoming engagement at Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this summer. (more...)

Soho Rep. Announces Complete Casting And Creative Team For Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar (Ars Nova's Underground Railroad Game), February 6 - March 11, 2018. The play, with which Soho Rep. reopens its longtime Tribeca theater, dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates. Alfie Fuller and Dame-Jasmine Hughes play Anaia and Racine, twin sisters who undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs. (more...)

Soho Rep. Extends Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS Through March 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar by two weeks, through March 25. In this play, which dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates, twin sisters Anaia (Alfie Fuller) and Racine (Dame-Jasmine Hughes) undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Pre-Broadway Engagement of AIN'T TOO PROUD, and More Join 2018/19 Mirvish Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

The 2018/19 Mirvish season will feature six Canadian premieres, one North American premiere, one pre-Broadway engagement and five new productions. A total of 16 shows will play at Mirvish theatres from June 2018 to July 2019. The main subscription season will feature seven shows and the Off-Mirvish season three shows. There will be six bonus shows that will not be on subscription. (more...)

Ahmanson Rounds Out Season with Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA and INDECENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Center Theatre Group announced two more productions for the 2018 - 2019 season at the Ahmanson Theatre. Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel's deeply moving play with music, 'Indecent,' and the return of Matthew Bourne's highly evocative production of 'Cinderella' complete the 52nd season at the Ahmanson Theatre joining the previously announced 'Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations,' 'Come From Away,' 'Dear Evan Hansen,' the Lincoln Center Theater production of 'Falsettos' and 'The Play That Goes Wrong.' (more...)

Soho Rep Adds Second Extension For IS GOD IS, Now Through 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director), has extended the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar, a second time, through March 31. (more...)

Rhiannon Giddens, Young Paris, Toshi Reagon, And Ro James Announced As Guest Artists For A TIME LIKE THIS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Carnegie Hall today announced that Rhiannon Giddens, Toshi Reagon, Young Paris, and Ro James will join Broadway's Carrie Compere (The Color Purple) as guest artists for A Time Like This: Music for Change, a special concert on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage hosted by Def Jam Poetry veteran Lemon Andersen and featuring a nineteen-piece band led by Kenny Seymour (Amazing Grace, Memphis). The performance also features singers Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Emily Eagen, and Emeline Michel. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Season - INDECENT, PIPELINE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2018-2019 Season. Victory Gardens' 44th Season will include the Tony Award-nominated play Indecent by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel; the Chicago premieres of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau and Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee; and the world premieres of Rightlynd by Ike Holter and Miriam for President by Madhuri Shekar. (more...)

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 Season with the regional premiere of the Obie Award-winning Skeleton Crew, in a co-production with Marin Theatre Company. A makeshift family of auto-plant workers navigate the possibility of foreclosure in this funny, tough, and tender American drama which captured critical raves. Rising star playwright Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Pipeline) creates a world in which ambitious dreams and corporate deception interweave, pushing friendships to the limit. Skeleton Crew will be directed by Jade King Carroll (Associate Director for Broadway revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire and The Gin Game) and will be presented by TheatreWorks March 7 - April 1, 2018 (opening night: March 10) at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HEATHERS Leads Best Local Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 13th, 2017: ELF at Madison Square Garden, Well-Strung at Feinstein's/54 Below, and more!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top news: Elf the Musical comes to Madison Square Garden, Well-Strung plays Feinstein's/54 Below, and more! (more...)

Pre-Broadway Engagement of AIN'T TOO PROUD to Run at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Ain't Too Proud The Life and Times of The Temptations in its pre-Broadway engagement. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HAMILTON Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Single Tickets Now On Sale for 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that single tickets for its 2017-18 season will be on sale beginning Sunday, August 6. Prices for tickets to individual shows vary by performance day and seating section and are subject to change based on availability. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 31st, 2017: CHARM Begins Previews at MCC Theater, A BRONX TALE Welcomes New Stars and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CHARM Begins Previews at MCC Theater, A BRONX TALE Welcomes New Stars and More! (more...)

The Temptations Head to Capitol Center for the Arts this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

It'll be Motown magic when the legendary The Temptations appear at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Two Music Soundtracks to Be Released from PBS' THE VIETNAM WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will begin airing on PBS on September 17, 2017, will be accompanied by two companion soundtracks to be released on September 15, 2017, Universal Music Enterprises announced today. (more...)

Two Soundtrack Releases To Accompany New Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Film 'The Vietnam War'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

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NJPAC Welcomes The Temptations and The Four Tops this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and The Four Tops. If you love Motown, then you can't afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with two GRAMMY-winning legends of classic soul and R&B: The Temptations ("My Girl") and The Four Tops ("Baby, I Need Your Loving"). (more...)

Charl Brown, Jenna Leigh Green and More Launch New Musical Mini-Series WISCO QUEENS Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Watch the teaser for WISCO QUEENS, a new musical mini-series starring Tony nominee Charl Brown, Jenna Leigh Green, and other Broadway vets! Episode 1 premieres on YouTube August 1st. (more...)

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