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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
Standby: 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.
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
Theatre World
winner 1978 Award [recipient]
Nell Carter
winner 1978 Award [recipient]
Armelia McQueen
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)
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)