'Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations' Coming To Broadway This Spring With Danielle Brooks Among Exec Producers

August 27 2018

Danielle Brooks is helping bring the story of The Temptations to Broadway.

The Orange is the New Black actress announced on Twitter her new role as executive producer for Ain't Too Proud--The Life and Times of the Temptations.

"So proud to come on board as #ExecutiveProducer of this show," she wrote on her Twitter page. "It's only the beginning for these guys."

Ain't Too Proud will tell the story about the rise of The Temptations, including renditions of many of the group's most popular songs. As Playbill states, the musical stars Ephraim Sykes, Derrick Baskin, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope and James Harkness and the book will be written by Dominique Morisseau in her Broadway debut. Des McAnuff will direct and the musicals choreography will be overseen by Sergio Trujillo.

The show has had a long road towards its Broadway debut. According to Playbill, Ain't Too Proud premiered in 2017 at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. It's also played at venues across the country before landing its Broadway home, the Imperial Theatre. Ain't Too Proud will debut on Broadway next spring.

Brooks has several film projects coming up, including Clemency with Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge, All the Little Things We Kill alongside Thirteen Reasons Why star Steven Silver and an untitled Chris Morris film with Snowfall's Malcolm M. Mays and fellow OITNB actor Curtiss Cook Jr.