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Ain't Too Proud - 2017 - Regional (US)

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.


Berkley Rep (Roda Theatre)

(Berkeley, CA, )
2015 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA,


by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 4, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
During a time in history where there is so much uncertainty , so much loss, Marcus Paul James (Ain't Too Proud, Miss You Like Hell, Motown, RENT) is bringing music to remind us that we are still here, that we are still strong.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Founder Rosie O'Donnell and Artistic & Executive Director Lori Klinger of Rosie's Theater Kids have announced a virtual celebratory gathering, Together We Rise - Zoom In: Rise Up!, which will spotlight the incredible young people who make up RTKids.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Ain't Too Proud on Broadway will host a virtual event exploring the Black Lives Matter movement and the impact of history on the modern fight for racial equality.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
The digital day of auctions, meet-and-greets and theatrical treasure hunting raised a spectacular $316,282 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction goes online for the first time today, Sunday, September 20, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Co-founders of the Theatre Bay Area (TBA) award-winning company SFBATCO, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr. and Marcelo Javier, will present a virtual variety show: SFBATCO Live with Rod and Marce, streaming Thursdays at 6 pm (PDT) on the platform Twitch.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Work Light Productions and Mama Foundation for the Arts are partnering on a new program called 'Backstage' that will recruit, train, and employ BIPOC talent in multiple departments of Work Light's theatrical operation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020
As part of Berkeley Rep's virtual programming, on October 3, 2020, for six consecutive Saturdays, a group of the Theatre's esteemed artists will lead virtual three-hour workshops, each on a different aspect of theatrical art-making. Deep Dive: Further Your Craft with Berkeley Rep Artistic Innovators will engage participants in active ways, and provide insight into how working professionals approach their art. Available as a series or individually, these sessions will energize your mind and push you to Further Your Craft.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
The Louis Armstrong House Museum has announced its new program Armstrong Now. In its inaugural season, contemporary Black artists respond to Louis Armstrong in an integrative video series that will roll out from October 5 through December 31, 2020, culminating in a series of live online discussions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
On Monday October 5th, MONDAYS For BIDEN, a group created by Broadway Veteran Jeffrey Schecter, held DANCING For DEMOCRACY, a virtual fundraiser to benefit the Biden Victory Fund. The event was held on the Broadway Sessions YouTube Channel and was hosted by Schecter and fellow A Chorus Line Alum, J. Elaine Marcos.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
The Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation have announced a one-night-only Halloween benefit concert presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney's classic animated film, as interpreted by some of Broadway's most ghoulishly talented artists.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
TheaterWorksUSA has mounted a fully staged, socially distanced live production of WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! Filmed live (without an audience) on the Paper Mill Playhouse stage on October 4, and produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, the capture will be streamed to families across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts today announced that the nonprofit cultural organization, together with a talented collection of Broadway stars, Emmy and Tony winners, and songwriters, will present Broadway Boosts Bethel on October 22nd at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros, in association with Cal State East Bay Department of Theatre and Dance, presents BLOOD AT THE ROOT, written by Dominique Morriseau, directed by Darryl V. Jones, and choreography by Laura E. Ellis.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
On The Spot, the 'always new' musical comedy show, is running every Monday night, live-streamed (via Zoom) on YouTube. Running Off-Broadway every week since 2015, the show is thrilled to be able to help keep comedy and the arts alive in this difficult time.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2020
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS!  By Joe Iconis, Eli Bolin, Douglas Lyons & More.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
See two of the most iconic Motown groups of all time live in concert at the Stage Theatre New Jersey as they perform their top hits including 'My Girl,' 'Just My Imagination,' 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone,' 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),' 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg,' 'Baby, I Need Your Loving,' and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
The MaskUpCurtainUp campaign announced the launch of a new webstore featuring exclusive face masks from Broadway, West End and touring productions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Black Hair in the Big Leagues, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network has announced a new Broadway podcast which features black voices and experiences. Black Hair in the Big Leagues is hosted by Beautiful on Broadway's Salisha Thomas and will be available for weekly downloads beginning today, Thursday, October 22, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Hamilton's Schuyler Sisters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ramin Karimloo, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Together We Rise - Zoom In: Rise Up! is hosted by Rosie O'Donnell tonight at 7pm ET.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
A brand new music video to the Temptations hit 'I'm Losing You,' featuring the cast and orchestra of Broadway's Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, was released today.
by Student Blogger: Izzy Betz - Oct 20, 2020
Right off the bat, I will say that this is going to be the most interesting Tony Awards ever.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020
Yesterday, the nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards were announced! Jagged Little Pill leads with 15 noms. Did your favorite get nominated? Check out the full list below, as well as reactions from some of the nominees! 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Today (October 13) in live streaming: the cast of Ain't Too Proud reunites, Tiler Peck visits Backstage Live, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, is facilitating connections between Broadway performers and the Academy of Fine Arts, which brings together more than 80 students across 10 public high schools who are interested in learning visual art, dance, music and theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
Starting tomorrow at 7 PM ET, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, in partnership with American Express, will premiere an exclusive virtual event hosted by Whoopi Goldberg featuring performances from the Tony Award®-winning musical along with intimate conversations with Otis Williams, founder of The Temptations, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
The Summer lives on for Ogunquit Playhouse, as we re-open our immaculate grounds for a limited seating, COVID-safe, open air Playhouse Patio Cabaret featuring some of Broadway's finest alumni vocal talents from our most popular shows including Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Kinky Boots, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Grammy Award nominee Jawan M. Jackson, who originated the role of Melvin Franklin in Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, has been tapped to play the role of Jake in Theresa Rebeck's comedy THE UNDERSTUDY for Play Reading Fridays.
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Temptations and The Four Tops Tour with special Guests Odyssey has been re-scheduled to October 2021. Tickets remain valid for the new dates.
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Jeremy Pope and Janet Mock have teamed up for the upcoming film Scandalous! 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Atlanta's Alliance Theatre has announced the productions of the Alliance's 52nd season. This season, the Alliance is reimagining how to gather, where to take the stage, and how a story comes to life.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Following the success of their first virtual concert this past April, is producing their second 70-minute virtual concert on Monday, August 3 at 7 PM (EST) in support of Black Theatre United.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Times Square Alliance has announced a continuation of the celebration of Broadway and the songwriting community with the return of the third annual Broadway Buskers series - which this year will move off of the Broadway pedestrian plazas and onto audiences' screens.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Michael James Scott (Aladdin, Book of Mormon), Kate Reinders (Something Rotten, Wicked, Gypsy, 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series'on Disney+), and Miguel Cervantes (Hamilton, If/Then) are the latest Broadway stars to join host David Alpert (If/Then) on the new podcast 'E-Ticket to Broadway.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2020
Transatlantic writing duo Barry Anderson and Mark Robert Petty (Anderson & Petty) will be releasing three singles over the next month which have never been available to stream before.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
On August 8, 2020, P.A. TOKYO will launch the world premiere of their cross-continental musical collaboration, WeSongCycle, on YouTube. The virtual song cycle will be available beginning 8:45am (EST) / 7:45am (CST) in the United States on YouTube.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
At 8:00 PM EST on August 9th, 2020, BFA Musical Theatre students along with Broadway performers from all over the country will perform LIVE on Instagram- to stand in solidarity with- and support the Black Trans Community.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales presents James Harkness. From dancing in high school in Texas, to evening dance classes in San Diego while in the Navy, this Broadway veteran shares his unexpected journey to Broadway, and how the 'business kept finding him.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Olivier Award Winner Leigh Zimmerman (Chicago,), Ain't Too Proud star James Harkness, Jaygee Macapugay (School of Rock) and Johann George are the initial guests on The Voracious Student. The new podcast launched on July 30 with four episodes.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2020
This week's newly-announced releases include a new single from Lea Salonga, an album from Seth MacFarlane featuring songs from film and theatre, and a new book from James Lapine about the creation of Sunday in the Park with George!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020
Broadway in Detroit has announced its tentative plans for an upcoming 2021 season. The season will include Mean Girls, Hairspray, Ain't Too Proud, and more! In addition, subscribers have the option to see Hamilton as an add-on.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Mirvish Productions mourns the death of Howell Binkley, one of the premier lighting designers in the world. He died August 14, 2020 in North Carolina, his wife, Joyce, told the Winston-Salem Journal. He was 64 and had lung cancer. In honour of Howell Binkley, the lights of the Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales Theatre will be dimmed on 8/18.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2020
Yesterday, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the passing of lighting designer Howell Binkley after a battle with lung cancer. Members of the theatre community have been paying tribute to Binkley on social media.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
Tony Award-winning lighting designer, Howell Binkley, has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Binkley is currently represented on Broadway by his work on Hamilton, Ain't Too Proud, and Come From Away.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
Broadway From Home hosting its first ever Coaches Concert - a virtual cabaret to raise money for the Broadway from Home Scholarship Fund. These professional Broadway actors will sing popular songs from the stage with 100% of proceeds going to the Broadway From Home Scholarship Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2020
The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced the postponement of three fall shows that were to open the 2020-2021 U.S. Bank Broadway Season Ticket package and one season special.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
Online show Listen and Heal airs every other Monday on and features talented New York City performers and an interview with a spiritual leader or a life coach.