‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Theater Review: The Temptations’ Musical Offers Something To Sing About
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life & Times Of The Temptations opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre on Thursday night with a flash of energy as electric as the band it portrays. The show features the best hits of the iconic R&B band’s music – “Get Ready,” “Superstar,” “I’m Losing You” and, of course, “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg.” The show tells the story of the band’s tumultuous rise and incredible staying power despite near-constant conflicts and turnover. Primarily told through the voice of Otis Williams (Derrick Baskins), who also serves as narrator, it skews toward Williams’ version of events.
With so many other ‘jukebox musicals’ now peppering Broadway (The Cher Show, Beautiful, The Donna Summer Musical), one might fairly ask is this too much of a good thing? Ain’t Too Proud proves itself worthy with a its brisk pace, superb dance and never-ending infectious beats.