MusicalRevueRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Aug 15, 1988
Closing Date
Jan 15, 1989
1st Preview
Aug 09, 1988
1st Preview
Aug 09, 1988
Previews
8
Performances
176
MusicalRevueRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Ambassador Theatre
(Aug 15, 1988 - Jan 15, 1989)

Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller; Music Supervision and Arrangements by Luther Henderson; Vocal arrangements by William Elliott and Jeffrey Gutcheon; Music (with Waller) by Herman Autry ("Yacht Club Swing"), Harry Brooks ("Ain't Misbehavin'", "Off-Time", "Black and Blue") and Harry Link ("I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling"); Featuring songs by Fred E. Ahlert ("Mean to Me", "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"), Ada Benson ("Your Feet's Too Big"), Hoagy Carmichael ("Two Sleepy People"), Nat "King" Cole ("That Ain't Right"), Fred Fisher ("Your Feet's Too Big"), Porter Grainger ("'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do", "Fat and Greasy"), Charlie Johnson ("Fat and Greasy"), Billy Mayhew ("It's a Sin to Tell a Lie"), Jimmy McHugh ("Spreadin' Rhythm Around", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"), Everett Robbins ("'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do") and Roy Turk ("Mean to Me"); Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred E. Ahlert ("Mean to Me"), Ada Benson ("Your Feet's Too Big"), Nat "King" Cole ("That Ain't Right"), Dorothy Fields ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love"), Fred Fisher ("Your Feet's Too Big"), Porter Grainger ("'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do", "Fat and Greasy"), Marty Grosz, Charlie Johnson ("Fat and Greasy"), J. C. Johnson ("How Ya Baby", "Yacht Club Swing", "The Joint is Jumpin'"), Ed Kirkeby ("Cash for Your Trash"), Ted Koehler ("Spreadin' Rhythm Around", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed"), Frank Loesser ("Two Sleepy People"), George Marion, Jr. ("The Ladies Who Sing with the Band", "When the Nylons Bloom Again", "This is So Nice"), Billy Mayhew ("It's a Sin to Tell a Lie"), Andy Razaf ("Ain't Misbehavin'"; "Honeysuckle Rose"; "Off-Time"; "The Joint is Jumpin'"; "Find Out What They Like"; "Keepin' out of Mischief Now"; "Black and Blue"), Everett Robbins ("'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do"), Billy Rose ("I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling"), Lester A. Santly ("Lookin' Good But Feelin' Bad"), Roy Turk ("Mean to Me"), Clarence Williams ("Squeeze Me") and Joe Young ("I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"); Featuring songs with additional lyrics by Murray Horwitz ("'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do", "That Ain't Right", "Handful of Keys") and Richard Maltby, Jr. ("'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do", "Spreadin' Rhythm Around", "That Ain't Right", "Handful of Keys", "The Jitterbug Waltz","Lounging at the Waldorf")
Based on an idea by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.; Conceived and Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.; Musical staging and choreography 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 Tom Morse
General Manager: Berg / Birkenhead
Production Stage Manager: Scott Glenn; Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence and Linnea Sundsten; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Conductor and Pianist: Luther Henderson; Vocal and Musical Concepts by Jeffrey Gutcheon; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Associate Conductor: William Foster McDaniel and Leonard Oxley
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Artwork by Doug Johnson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates; Press Representative: Sandy Manley and Jim Randolph
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Standby: Kecia Lewis-Evans (Performer), Jackie Lowe (Performer), Ken Prymus (Performer) and Eric Riley (Performer)

Ambassador Theatre (Aug 15, 1988 - Jan 15, 1989)

Stage Manager: Tracy Crum

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music by Thomas "Fats" Waller
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Ain't Misbehavin'
(music by Harry Brooks and Thomas "Fats" Waller; 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, Murray Horwitz, Richard Maltby, Jr. and Everett Robbins)
Honeysuckle Rose
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Squeeze Me
(lyrics by Clarence Williams)
Handful of Keys
(lyrics by Marty Grosz, Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.)
I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
(music by Harry Link and Thomas "Fats" Waller; 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
(lyrics by George Marion, Jr.)
Yacht Club Swing
(music by Herman Autry and Thomas "Fats" Waller; lyrics by J. C. Johnson)
When the Nylons Bloom Again
(lyrics by George Marion, Jr.)
Cash for Your Trash
(lyrics by Ed Kirkeby)
Off-Time
(music by Harry Brooks and Thomas "Fats" Waller; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
The Joint Is Jumpin'
(lyrics by J. C. Johnson and Andy Razaf)
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 Fred E. Ahlert and Roy Turk; lyrics by Fred E. Ahlert and Roy Turk)
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, Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.)
Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Find Out What They Like (and How They Like It)
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
This Is So Nice
(lyrics by George Marion, Jr.)
Fat and Greasy
(music by Porter Grainger and Charlie Johnson; lyrics by Porter Grainger and Charlie Johnson)
Black and Blue
(music by Harry Brooks and Thomas "Fats" Waller; 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
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Frank Loesser)
I've Got My Fingers Crossed
(music by Jimmy McHugh; lyrics by Ted Koehler)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(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 (Reprise)
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
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