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Ain't Misbehavin'   
The New FATS WALLER Musical Show

 
Longacre Theatre , (5/09/1978 - 1/28/1979)
Plymouth Theatre , (1/29/1979 - 1/24/1981)
Belasco Theatre , (1/26/1981 - 2/21/1982)
First Preview:Apr 28, 1978 Total Previews:14
Opening Date:May 09, 1978   
Closing Date:Feb 21, 1982 Total Performances:1604

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Jane Gaynor and Ron Dante
Originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Managing Director)
Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller; Featuring songs (with Waller) by Harry Brooks ("Ain't Misbehavin'", "Off-Time", "Black and Blue"), Harry Link ("I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling") and Herman Autry ("Yacht Club Swing"); Music orchestrated by Luther Henderson; Music arranged by Luther Henderson; Vocal arrangements by William Elliott and Jeffrey Gutcheon
Based on an idea by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz; Conceived and Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.; Musical Staging by Arthur Faria; Associate Director: Murray Horwitz
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Randy Barcelo; Lighting Design by Pat Collins; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh
General Manager: Jose Véga; Company Manager: Maurice Schaded
Production Stage Manager: Richard Evans; Stage Manager: D. W. Koehler; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Musical Supervisor: Luther Henderson; Musical Coordinator: Earl Shendell
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Press Representative: Bill Evans and Mark Hunter; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Photographer: Martha Swope
Cast
Nell Carter Performer
André De Shields Performer
Armelia McQueen Performer
Ken Page Performer
Charlaine Woodard Performer
Standbys: Judy Gibson (Performer), Yolanda Graves (Performer) and Irving Lee (Performer)
Tony Award®
winner 1978 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Jane Gaynor and Ron Dante
winner 1978 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Nell Carter
 1978 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Charlaine Woodard
 1978 Best Choreography [nominee]
Arthur Faria
winner 1978 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Theatre World
nominee 1978 Award [recipient]
Nell Carter
nominee 1978 Award [recipient]
Armelia McQueen
Drama Desk Award
winner 1978 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Jane Gaynor and Ron Dante
winner 1978 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner]
Ken Page
 1978 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
André De Shields
winner 1978 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Nell Carter
 1978 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Charlaine Woodard
 1978 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Arthur Faria
music by Thomas "Fats" Waller
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1
Ain't Misbehavin' (from HOT CHOCOLATES)
(music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Lookin' Good But Feeling Bad
(lyrics by Lester A. Santly)
T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
(music by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins; lyrics by Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins, Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz)
Honeysuckle Rose (from LOAD OF COAL)
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Squeeze Me
(lyrics by Clarence Williams)
Handful of Keys
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., Murray Horwitz and Marty Grosz)
I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling (from APPLAUSE)
(music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Link; lyrics by Billy Rose)
How Ya Baby
(lyrics by J. C. Johnson)
The Jitterbug Waltz
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.)
The Ladies Who Sing with the Band (from EARLY TO BED)
(lyrics by George Marion, Jr.)
Yacht Club Swing
(music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Herman Autry; lyrics by J. C. Johnson)
When the Nylons Bloom Again (from EARLY TO BED)
(lyrics by George Marion, Jr.)
Cash for Your Trash
(lyrics by Ed Kirkeby)
Off-Time
(music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
The Joint Is Jumpin'
(lyrics by Andy Razaf and J. C. Johnson)
ACT 2
Spreadin' Rhythm Around
(music by Jimmy McHugh; lyrics by Ted Koehler and Richard Maltby, Jr.)
Lounging at the Waldorf
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.)
The Viper's Drag
The Reefer Song
Mean to Me
(music by Roy Turk and Fred E. Ahlert; lyrics by Roy Turk and Fred E. Ahlert)
Your Feet's Too Big
(music by Ada Benson and Fred Fisher; lyrics by Ada Benson and Fred Fisher)
That Ain't Right
(music by Nat "King" Cole; lyrics by Nat "King" Cole, Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz)
Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Find Out What They Like (and How They Like It)
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Fat and Greasy
(music by Porter Grainger and Charlie Johnson; lyrics by Porter Grainger and Charlie Johnson)
Black and Blue (from HOT CHOCOLATES)
(music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
(music by Fred E. Ahlert; lyrics by Joe Young)
Two Sleepy People (from THANKS FOR THE MEMORY)
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Frank Loesser)
I've Got My Fingers Crossed (from KING OF BURLESQUE)
(music by Jimmy McHugh; lyrics by Ted Koehler)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (from BLACKBIRDS OF 1929)
(music by Jimmy McHugh; lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
(music by Billy Mayhew; lyrics by Billy Mayhew)
Honeysuckle Rose (from LOAD OF COAL) (Reprise)
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)