By Donna Herman

One temptation you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in this spring is Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations. The only lingering results will be the urge to break into song – perhaps at inappropriate times.  Whether or not you grew up listening to their music, it is impossible not to be engaged and happy hearing the music and story of The Temptations currently at The Imperial Theatre.  For a full review, go HERE.


Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations Book by Dominique Morisseau, Music and Lyrics from the Legendary Motown Catalog, Directed by Des McAnuff, Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo

WITH:  Derrick Baskin (Otis Williams); James Harkness (Paul Williams); Jawan M. Jackson (Melvin Franklin); Jeremy Pope (Eddie Kendricks); Ephraim Sykes (David Ruffin); E. Clayton Cornelius (“Gloria” Soloist/Richard Street/Ensemble); Jarvis B. Manning, Jr. (Al Bryant/Norman Whitfield/Ensemble); Nasia Thomas (Mama Rose/Florence Ballard/Tammi Terrell/Ensemble); Taylor Symone Jackson (Johnnie Mae/Mary Wilson/Ensemble); Jahi Kearse (Berry Gordy/Ensemble); Christian Thompson (Smokey Robinson/Damon Harris/Ensemble); Candice Marie Woods (Diana Ross/Ensemble); Rashidra Scott (Josephine/Ensemble); Joshua Morgan (Shelly Berger/Ensemble); Saint Aubyn (Dennis Edwards/Ensemble); Shawn Bowers (Lamont/Ensemble).

Scenic Design by Robert Brill; Costume Design by Paul Tazewill; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Projection Design by Peter Nigrini; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Fight Director, Steve Rankin; Associate Choreographer, Edgar Godineaux; Music Coordinator, John Miller; Vocal Supervisor, Liz Caplan; Production Stage Manager, Molly Meg Legal; Stage Manager, Jay Carey; Tom Hulce & Ira Pittelman, Producers; Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Producer.  Playing at The Imperial Theater, 249 West 45th St., NYC.  Tickets are available by visiting, by calling 800-447- 7400, or by visiting the Imperial Theatre Box Office (249 West 45th Street).