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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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VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2018

The Broadway-bound production of the new bio-musical, Ain't Too Proud, recently celebrated its opening night at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre! Check out all the action from inside opening night below! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at all new video from the Los Angeles run of Ain't Too Proud at the Ahmanson Theatre! Check out the montage below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 14, 2018
by - Sep 14, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD Breaks Box Office Record at CTG's Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has broken the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre records for the highest grossing pre-Broadway engagement with a gross of $5,992,378.50, and for highest attendance with 82,792 people having seen the show in Los Angeles. (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD to Begin Performances February 28, Opening Night March 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, February 28, 2019, with an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019. As previously announced, Ain't Too Proud will play the legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD in Toronto?
by Review Roundups - Oct 18, 2018

The pre-Broadway run of 'Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations' officially opened in Toronto last night! (more...)

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Succeeds on its Stunning Talent
by Taylor Long - Oct 18, 2018

The soul of Motown is alive in Toronto. On its final stop before Broadway, Ain't Too Proud busts open the Motown catalogue at Mirvish's Princess of Wales Theatre. With explosive vocals that reach every extreme of the human voice, high-energy choreography, and a playlist of 31 Motown favourites - Ain't Too Proud works hard to be a hit. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: AIN'T TOO PROUD Opens in Toronto, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Ain't Too Proud opens its pre-Broadway run in Toronto tonight, and more! (more...)

Broadway Bound AIN'T TOO PROUD Begins Performances Tonight at Princess Of Wales Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations plays a strictly limited pre-Broadway engagement beginning tonight, October 11 - November 17 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre following this summer's highly acclaimed engagements at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. and the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Media night in Toronto is Tuesday October 16, 2018. (more...)

Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, and Ephraim Sykes Will Lead AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Official casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations. Also announced today are the ticket on-sale dates for the Broadway production. (more...)

Bid to Meet Derrick Baskin with 2 Tickets to Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations Plus Dinner at Joe Allen Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

This fabulous package includes a $100 gift certificate for dinner at Joe Allen restaurant in the Theatre District, plus (2) tickets to the hottest Broadway ticket in town, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations including backstage meet and greet with the star, Derrick Baskin. (more...)

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...)

BWW Interview: E. Clayton Cornelious on How Destiny Lead Him to AIN'T TOO PROUD
by Isabella Perrone - Nov 5, 2018

As the Toronto run of Ain't Too Proud enters the last few weeks of its run, so too does the pre-Broadway tour of the ground-breaking new show based on the formation, life, and legacy of The Temptations. For E. Clayton Cornelious, who's been involved since initial readings, it's been a life and career-changing opportunity. He's earned his first regional nomination in the 2018 TBA Awards for Outstanding Performance In A Featured Role In A Musical, and is preparing for a range of shows and charity work in both New York and his hometown Pittsburgh before opening the show on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in early 2019. (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...)

Win A Trip And Go Backstage at AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

This fabulous package includes a $100 gift certificate for dinner at Joe Allen restaurant in the Theatre District, plus (2) tickets to the hottest ticket in town, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations including backstage meet and greet with Broadway star, Derrick Baskin. (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...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD Breaks Kennedy Center Box Office Record
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of the Temptations, which premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, has broken the single-week box office record for the week ending Sunday, July 22, with a gross of $955,660.50. The critically acclaimed production, that ended its sold-out, five-week, pre-Broadway run on Sunday, broke the previous record of $916,877.00, held by the Kennedy Center's own 2011 hit production of Follies. (more...)

Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, and More Lead CTG's AIN'T TOO PROUD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Center Theatre Group announces casting for the pre-Broadway run of 'Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations' at the Ahmanson Theatre August 21 through September 30, 2018.  (more...)

Broadway Producer Jim Kierstead Invites You To An Erotic Game Of Cat & Mouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at AIN'T TOO PROUD in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld has all new photos from the Los Angeles run of Ain't Too Proud at the Ahmanson theatre! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates Opening Night in LA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Ain't Too Proud celebrated opening night at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre on August 24, 2018. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson?
by Review Roundups - Aug 27, 2018

The pre-Broadway run of 'Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations' at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre officially opened on August 24 at 8 p.m. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

BWW Flashback: Watch Broadway-Bound AIN'T TOO PROUD Take Over DC and Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Ain't Too Proud has found its home on Broadway! Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce have announced today that the new musical 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 Broadway in Spring 2019 at the legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD Will Play Broadway's Imperial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Ain't Too Proud has found its home on Broadway! Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce have announced today that the new musical 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 Broadway in Spring 2019 at the legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD Begins Performances Tonight At The Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

The pre-Broadway run of “Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre will begin performances on Tuesday, August 21. The opening is set for August 24 at 8 p.m., and performances will continue through September 30, 2018. (more...)

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