The Temptations, with original Otis Williams, play the Shubert May 24

Otis Williams, last of the five original Temptations, still tours with the group, which will perform in New Haven Friday, May 24, at the Shubert Theatre.

Past honors aside, there’s new reason for pride: a Broadway musical, “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations,” which opened in March. And the young actor who plays Williams, Derrick Baskin, is nominated for a Tony Award (the ceremony is June 9).

“I’ve seen it quite a few times,” said Williams, 77, of the show in a phone chat recently. “I tell you, it’s touching. Naturally, the music — what we’re known for. But the thing I really love about the play is when I hear people say, ‘The music is great but, Otis, your story, wow! Did you ever imagine you would go through this and now the world is being able to see it?’ So I love it; it’s the best of both worlds.”

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