Photo: Otis Williams (promo) | By Ed Masley, Arizona Republic | Seeing the pages of his memoir brought to life in “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations” on a Broadway stage was a profound emotional experience for Otis Williams.

The jukebox musical, which picked up a Tony for best choreography and a Grammy for the cast recording, was still in what the singer calls “its very embryonic stages” when he took in an early rehearsal.

“I sat there and I started crying,” Williams says.

“Here’s a little country boy from Texarkana, Texas. We’d run up and down the gravel road with our hot water cornbread, barefoot with coveralls on. Now my life story is being told on Broadway. I never would’ve imagined. I’m just a very blessed fellow.”

It’s “something that God must’ve wanted to happen,” he says.

With a national tour of the musical hitting the road, the Temptations are headed to Phoenix with the Four Tops on a tour celebrating their 60th anniversary.
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