Imperial Theatre | Manhattan, New York
Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, is the exhilarating new musical that follows The Temptations, with their signature dance moves and particular harmonies. Brought to you by the resplendent Imperial Theatre in the city of New York City on the Tuesday 7th September 2021. It has already enthralled thousands of theatergoers during sell-out shows on Broadway, and for good reason, winning the Tony Award for Best Choreography means these boys sure have some moves on them. This awesome journey from the mean streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is packed with the best of The Temptations top hits. So, buy your tickets now for a remarkable night out on the town!
At the middle of the Temptations vortex stands Derrick Baskin, in a wholly satisfying turn as likable Otis Williams, the group’s sensible anchor and the evening’s narrator. Baskin’s Otis is the earthbound antidote to the flash of Sykes’s David and the grumpiness of Pope’s Eddie. Rounding out the classic five, Jawan M. Jackson plays bass singer Melvin Franklin exuberantly as a comically uncomplicated appendage, while James Harkness deftly portrays the broken spirit of Paul Williams, who drowned his insecurities in booze. Why not come and see this unique journey at the illustrious Imperial Theatre in New York?