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David Ruffin

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 2006
Performer

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"Greased Lightnin'" Will Blum, Brian Crum, David Ruffin, Eric Schneider and Nick Verina

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Date:
02/17/2009


Brian Crum, Will Blum, Roxie Lucas, David Ruffin, Nick Verina

From: 
Date:
02/17/2009

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 2006
Performer






David Ruffin News

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Shea's Buffalo Theatre Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 11, 2022

The evolution of the American musical has morphed from operetta to Vaudevillian musical revue to the classic  integrated musical comedy. The advent of the jukebox musical began as MAMMA  MIA and ALL SHOOK UP shoehorned popular music into a script to showcase Abba or Elvis Presley’s music into paper-thin plots. Now, for better or worse, the bio-concert emerges, as the slick new touring production of AIN’T TOO PROUD : The Life and Times of THE TEMPTATIONS opened at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. The music of the Motown wonder group THE TEMPTATIONS is one of the  latest properties to take to the Broadway stage. And since it's debut, other biographical musicals are being given similar treatment, telling the stories of Cher, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Hippodrome
by Timoth David Copney - May 4, 2022

For audience members of a certain age (like moi), jukebox musicals are much more than an evening’s entertainment. Sometimes they are a Soul Train dance down the days of our youth. Such is the case with Ain’t Too Proud, The Life and Times of The Temptations. Now playing in Baltimore at the Hippodrome, it is nothing short of spectacular.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Providence Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Providence Performing Arts Center
by John McDaid - Apr 13, 2022

The music needs no introduction: all the hits that made The Temptations a household name are represented in this energetic and enjoyable national tour of 'Ain't Too Proud.' But what this jukebox musical adds is the story behind the songs, told with deft, impressionistic touches that will resonate long after you leave the theater.

GOING UP THE COUNTRY Gets Going At Lost Nation Theater Photo GOING UP THE COUNTRY Gets Going At Lost Nation Theater
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022

They say you've got to know the past to move forward, and with Eric Peterson & John Foley's stage adaptation of Yvonne Daley's book Going Up the Country, presented Saturday April 9th as an in-person staged-reading at LNT, we get to do just that!

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD National Tour Comes To Ft. Lauderdale Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD National Tour Comes To Ft. Lauderdale
by Richard Cameron - Feb 22, 2022

Temptations Moves and Music Magnified in Broadway National Tour. AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE and TIMES of the TEMPTATIONS is captivating Broadway's Musical Lovers. Don't miss this gifted cast and Tony Award winning Musical. Direct from Broadway company are Marcus Paul James as Otis Williams and Elijah Ahmed Lewis as David Ruffin. The cast features James T Lane as Paul, Jalen Harris as Eddie Kendricks, and Harrell Holmes Jr. as Melvin Franklin. The National Tour is currently running till 2023. For more info visit www.Ainttooproud.com

Wake Up With BWW 1/27: SKELETON CREW Reviews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/27: SKELETON CREW Reviews, and More!
by - Jan 27, 2022

Last night, Skeleton Crew opened on Broadway. Check out all of the reviews in our roundup! Plus, Sharon Sachs will take over the role of Madame Morrible in Wicked, beginning performances on February 14, 2022.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Pairs Familiar Songs with Familiar Story Beats at Dr. Phi Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Pairs Familiar Songs with Familiar Story Beats at Dr. Phillips Center
by Aaron Wallace - Jan 26, 2022

But even if AIN’T TOO PROUD commits a few sins on its way to Motown glory, it is at least absolved to some extent by the sheer quality of that songbook. And, in the current touring production at Dr. Phillips Center, it gets some extra absolution from its incredibly talented cast...

Photos: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD On Tour Photo Photos: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD On Tour
by BWW Staff - Jan 26, 2022

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast of Ain't Too Proud in action! Leading the cast of Ain't Too Proud as The Temptations are Jalen Harris as 'Eddie Kendricks,' Harrell Holmes Jr. as 'Melvin Franklin,' James T. Lane as 'Paul Williams,' and joining directly from the Broadway company are Marcus Paul James as 'Otis Williams,' and Elijah Ahmad Lewis as 'David Ruffin.'

AIN'T TOO PROUD â€" THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is Coming to the Citizens B Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD â€" THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is Coming to the Citizens Bank Opera House
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022

AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is coming to the Citizens Bank Opera House.  Performances April 19 – May 1, 2022 as part of the Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG at Belk Theater Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG at Belk Theater
by Vickie Evans - Jan 24, 2022

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (ATPTB), The Life and Times Of The Temptations, based on the book by Dominique Morisseau, is a compelling, “tell-all” biographical musical about the triumphs and trials of Motown’s number one male group.

David Ruffin Videos

VIDEO: Kathy Voytko, Sir Brock Warren & More Broadway Swings Featured on GOOD MORNING VideoVIDEO: Kathy Voytko, Sir Brock Warren & More Broadway Swings Featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2022

The Music Man's Kathy Voytko, Ain't Too Proud's Sir Brock Warren, Aladdin's Angelo Soriano, and The Lion King's Corey J. Skelton were featured on a recent episode of Good Morning America. Watch the full segment now!

VIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD VideoVIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2021

Grammy Award-winning superstar John Legend and producing partner Mike Jackson paid a visit to the cast and creative team of the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations!

VIDEO: Go Inside AIN'T TOO PROUD's Broadway Reopening Night! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside AIN'T TOO PROUD's Broadway Reopening Night!
by Team BWW - Oct 18, 2021

Get ready! The Temptations are back on Broadway. Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations officially returned to Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday night and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

The cast performed a medley of Temptations hits, including “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.” Watch the full performance now!

BWW TV: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Company Come Together for 'The Way You Do the Thing VideoBWW TV: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Company Come Together for 'The Way You Do the Things You Do'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

What happens when a Broadway company has to stay apart? They come together via technology! Ain't Too Proud Music Director Kenny Seymour asked the show's Classic Five Temptations as well as everyone in the orchestra send in videos performing the opening number- a?oeThe Way You Do The Things You Do.a??

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley VideoVIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019

The cast of Ain't Too Proud kicked off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a medley of 'Get Ready,' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' and 'I Can't Get Next To You.'

Tonys Talk: Ephraim Sykes Ain't Too Proud to Beg for a Tony Award! VideoTonys Talk: Ephraim Sykes Ain't Too Proud to Beg for a Tony Award!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 2, 2019

The legacy of David Ruffin lives on at the Imperial Theatre. That's because 2019 Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes has brought the legend back to life in Ain't Too Proud- the twelve-time Tony- nominated musical about the Temptations. 

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees:  Ephraim Sykes VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ephraim Sykes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2019

This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Ephraim Sykes!

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs on TODAY VideoVIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2019

The cast of 'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations' kicks off TODAY's Best of Broadway Week with a live performance of the show's title track.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2019

Ain't Too Proud is up and running at the Imperial Theatre, where it officially opened just last month. Below, check out brand new highlights of the cast in action!