A Motor City native’s musical about one of her hometown’s biggest exports, The Temptations, will arrive on Broadway nearly two years after its debut run.
Shadow and Act reports today (August 27) that "Orange is the New Black" actress Danielle Brooks is executive producing the Broadway premiere of "Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations." Playwright Dominique Morisseau, who explored the intersection between Motown music’s popularity and the 1967 Detroit uprising in "Detroit ’67," wrote the musical’s book. The first iteration of Morisseau’s musical ran at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2017, and the show’s website said it highlights "how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the nation fell into civil unrest."
Playbill notes that the musical will debut at the Imperial Theatre in the spring of 2019.