Get ready, Broadway, because here comes the Temptations biographical musical. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations is running for a limited five-week run this summer at the famed arts center in a “pre-Broadway engagement.” The show follows the astronomical rise to fame of the Motown singing group, from humble beginnings in Detroit to multiple chart-topping hits. The musical premiered at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California last fall, where it received good reviews and became the theater’s highest-grossing production. The production is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo — a team that previously worked together on a similar project, the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons jukebox musical Jersey Boys.
Ain’t Too Proud is set to run at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater June 19 to July 22. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Kennedy Center engagement is meant to be a stepping-stone to a Broadway run.