Imperial Theatre | Manhattan, New York
Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations. The electrifying new musical smash hit that tells the story of The Temptations. Brought to you by the resplendent Imperial Theatre in the city of New York City on the Saturday 29th January 2022. After smashing house records at both Berkeley Rep and The Kennedy Center, AIN'T TOO PROUD, written by three‑time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two‑time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, and featuring choreography by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo, now brings the untold story of this illustrious quintet to tantalizing life in the musical. Get ready — 'cause here they come! tap that buy button right now for a foot tappin’ excellent time at Imperial Theatre.
At the center of the Temptations vortex stands Derrick Baskin, in a truly 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 moodiness of Pope’s Eddie. Rounding out the original five, Jawan M. Jackson plays bass singer Melvin Franklin exuberantly as a comically uncomplicated appendage, while James Harkness deftly conveys the broken spirit of Paul Williams, who drowned his insecurities in booze. Why not come and watch this unique journey at the iconic Imperial Theatre in New York?