Following its acclaimed world-premiere run at Berkeley Rep, the Des McAnuff-directed show will play the Kennedy Center in Washington en route to New York.
In what is being billed as a pre-Broadway engagement, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations will play a five-week run early next summer at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
The bio-musical charts the rise of the Motown male-vocal group from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, achieving crossover success in the 1960s and '70s with their smooth harmonies and signature dance moves on classic R&B and soul tracks including "My Girl," "Just My Imagination" and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone."
Set against the backdrop of the civil unrest dividing America, the show's book was written by Detroit-born playwright Dominique Morisseau, whose acclaimed works for the stage include Skeleton Crew and Pipeline. Additionally, she is a writer on Showtime's Shameless.