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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.


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...)

Playhouse Square's State Theatre to Host THANKSGIVING SOUL JAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The most memorable hits from the decade of Motown, disco and dance join soul forces Sat., Nov. 26 at 7 pmin Playhouse Square's State Theatre for "Thanksgiving Soul Jam."  Tickets are on sale as of 11 am Sat., Sept. 24 priced at $89, $75, $65 & $55 at playhousesquare.org . 216-241-6000 and the Ticket Office (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...)

The Temptations Play The Orleans Showroom This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2015

 Historic Motown group The Temptations return to The Orleans Showroom this weekend, Sept. 19 and 20 with members Otis Williams, Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon. (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...)

John Conlee to Pay Homage to Law Enforcement Officers , 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

John Conlee, one of the most recognizable voices in country music, is set to honor law enforcement officers around the country with his October 14th performance of "Walking Behind The Star" on the #1 rated cable morning show Fox News' FOX & Friends.   (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...)

WM Concerts Presents THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Warner Theatre will welcome The Temptations and The Four Tops as they perform together on the Main Stage on Friday, March 3 at 8:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 7 at 10:00 am. (more...)

John Conlee to Pay Homage to Law Enforcement Officers , Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

John Conlee, one of the most recognizable voices in country music, is set to honor law enforcement officers around the country with his October 14th performance of "Walking Behind The Star" on the #1 rated cable morning show Fox News' FOX & Friends.   (more...)

Warne Theatre Presents A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The music and magic of Motown will come to the Warner Theatre just in time to get you into the holiday spirit on December 17 at 7:30 pm. The Motortown All-Stars and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Original Vandellas will be singing your favorite Motown hits of the era as well as holiday classics sung in that inimitable Motown style. So, "Get Ready"... it's the most wonderful time of the year and this will be both groups' only area appearance this holiday season. (more...)

Legendary Motown Group The Temptations to Play The Orleans Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The Temptations, one of Motown's most successful and celebrated groups, will return to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 1 and 2. (more...)

Playhouse Square's State Theatre to Host THANKSGIVING SOUL JAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

The most memorable hits from the decade of Motown, disco and dance join soul forces Sat., Nov. 26 at 7 pmin Playhouse Square's State Theatre for "Thanksgiving Soul Jam."  Tickets are on sale as of 11 am Sat., Sept. 24 priced at $89, $75, $65 & $55 at playhousesquare.org . 216-241-6000 and the Ticket Office (more...)

Iconic Motown Group The Temptations Coming to The Orleans Showroom, 5/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

?Historic Motown group The Temptations will return to The Orleans Showroom on May 7 and 8. (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Will Leave Audiences Dancing into the Streets
by Mary Damiano - Mar 2, 2015

It was the music that put the Motor City on the map for something other than moving vehicles. (more...)

Ain't Too Proud to Beg! Will the Temptations Make Their Broadway Debut?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The New York Post has reported that a brand-new musical, based on the lives and career of motown legends, The Temptations, titled, 'Ain't Too Proud - The Temptations' held a staged reading was held in New York last week (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present THE SOUL OF MOTOR CITY, 6/10-7/17
by Carol Kassie - Jun 3, 2016

Kevin Black's The Soul of Motor City, which will open at Stage Door Theatre on June 10th and run through July 17th, is the happy realization of a personal goal for the multi-talented director/choreographer. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Premiere Stages will present the New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Obie Award-winning play Skeleton Crew at Kean University in Union July 13-30. In this compelling portrait of American workers struggling to hold on against the tide of technology, ambitions, secrets and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy an automotive plant's status as a sanctuary in a rough city. (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...)

Charl Brown, Jenna Leigh Green and More to Launch New Musical Mini-Series WISCO QUEENS; New Teaser!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 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...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Presents Dominique Morisseau's DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

???????Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is honored to open Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Detroit '67 will run July 21- 30th at Bratton Theater at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Presents Dominique Morisseau's DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is honored to open Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Detroit '67 will run July 21- 30th at Bratton Theater at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Presents Dominique Morisseau's DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

???????Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is honored to open Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Detroit '67 will run July 21- 30th at Bratton Theater at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of Ain't Too Proud-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau and Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen Will Be Honored with 2017 Samuel French Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, Samuel French, announced today that Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau, and the writing team of Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen will be honored at the second annual Samuel French Awards.  (more...)

R&B Singer/Songwriter Beth Releases Her Debut Single 'Pillow Talk'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Detroit's own R&B singer/songwriter, Beth, announces the release of her debut single, “Pillow Talk” on her Indie label, Anise Records. “Pillow Talk” is available now for download on all digital music platforms. (more...)

The Temptations & The Four Tops Bring Motown to Palace, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Legendary Motown singing groups The Temptations and The Four Tops unite on stage for an unforgettable evening of live music at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Sunday, Mar. 20, at 6:30p.m. Tickets for the one night only performance, sponsored by Ion Bank, range from $35 to $85 and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. (more...)

The Temptations & The Four Tops to Perform at Warner Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Warner Theatre will welcome The Temptations and The Four Tops as they perform together on the Main Stage on Friday, March 3 at 8:00 pm.   (more...)

A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR to Play the Warner Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The music and magic of Motown will come to the Warner Theatre just in time to get you into the holiday spirit on December 17 at 7:30 pm.  The Motortown All-Stars and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Original Vandellas will be singing your favorite Motown hits of the era as well as holiday classics sung in that inimitable Motown style. So, "Get Ready"... it's the most wonderful time of the year and this will be both groups' only area appearance this holiday season.   (more...)

Review Roundup: THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS Come to Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 30, 2014

Motown legends, THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS, began their special one-week engagement on Broadway last night, December 29, 2014. The show runs through January 4, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS ON BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2014

Motown legends, THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS, just began their special one-week engagement on Broadway from last night, December 29, 2014. The show runs through January 4, 2015. This special limited engagement is presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR to Play the Warner Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

The music and magic of Motown will come to the Warner Theatre just in time to get you into the holiday spirit on December 17 at 7:30 pm.  The Motortown All-Stars and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Original Vandellas will be singing your favorite Motown hits of the era as well as holiday classics sung in that inimitable Motown style. So, "Get Ready"... it's the most wonderful time of the year and this will be both groups' only area appearance this holiday season.   (more...)

The Temptations to Play The Orleans Showroom, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

 Historic Motown group The Temptations return to The Orleans Showroom on Sept. 19 and 20 with members Otis Williams, Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon. (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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Legendary Motown Group The Temptations to Play The Orleans Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Temptations, one of Motown's most successful and celebrated groups, will return to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 1 and 2. (more...)

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...)

The Temptations and The Four Tops Come to NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and The Four Tops. For more than 50 years now, The Temptations have been one of soul music's most durable super-groups, and an essential component of the one-of-a-kind Motown sound. Since they began their musical life in Detroit in the early Sixties, these pop superstars have repeatedly topped the charts with hits like "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Get Ready," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," "Treat Her Like a Lady," and many more. Along the way, they've garnered seven GRAMMY Awards and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

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