MusicalRevueOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 09, 1978
Closing Date
Feb 21, 1982
1st Preview
Apr 28, 1978
1st Preview
Apr 28, 1978
Previews
14
Performances
1,604
MusicalRevueOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Longacre Theatre
(May 09, 1978 - Jan 28, 1979)
Plymouth Theatre
(Jan 29, 1979 - Jan 24, 1981)
Belasco Theatre
(Jan 26, 1981 - Feb 21, 1982)

Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller; Featuring songs by Porter Grainger ("'T Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Fat and Greasy"), Everett Robbins ("'T Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do"), Jimmy McHugh ("Spreadin' Rhythm Around", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"), Roy Turk ("Mean to Me"), Fred E. Ahlert ("Mean to Me", "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"), Ada Benson ("Your Feet's Too Big"), Fred Fisher ("Your Feet's Too Big"), Nat "King" Cole ("That Ain't Right"), Charlie Johnson ("Fat and Greasy"), Hoagy Carmichael ("Two Sleepy People") and Billy Mayhew ("It's a Sin to Tell a Lie"); 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"); Featuring songs with lyrics by Andy Razaf ("Ain't Misbehavin'"; "Honeysuckle Rose"; "Off-Time"; "The Joint is Jumpin'"; "Find Out What They Like"; "Keepin' out of Mischief Now"), Lester A. Santly ("Lookin' Good But Feelin' Bad"), Porter Grainger ("'T Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Fat and Greasy"), Everett Robbins ("'T Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do"), Richard Maltby, Jr. ("'T Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Spreadin' Rhythm Around", "That Ain't Right","Handful of Keys", "Jitterbug Waltz", "Lounging at the Waldorf"), Murray Horwitz ("'T Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "That Ain't Right", "Handful of Keys"), Billy Rose ("I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling"), Clarence Williams ("Squeeze Me"), J. C. Johnson ("How Ya Baby", "Yacht Club Swing", "The Joint is Jumpin'"), George Marion, Jr. ("The Ladies Who Sing with the Band", "When the Nylons Bloom Again"), Ed Kirkeby ("Cash for Your Trash"), Ted Koehler ("Spreadin' Rhythm Around", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed"), Roy Turk ("Mean to Me"), Fred E. Ahlert ("Mean to Me"), Ada Benson ("Your Feet's Too Big"), Fred Fisher ("Your Feet's Too Big"), Nat "King" Cole ("That Ain't Right"), Charlie Johnson ("Fat and Greasy"), Joe Young ("I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"), Frank Loesser ("Two Sleepy People"), Dorothy Fields ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love"), Billy Mayhew ("It's a Sin to Tell a Lie") and Marty Grosz ("Handful of Keys"); 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; Asst. to Mr. Beatty: David Potts; Asst. to Ms. Collins: Jeremy Johnson
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
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Standby: Judy Gibson (Performer), Yolanda Graves (Performer) and Irving Lee (Performer)

Longacre Theatre (May 09, 1978 - Jan 28, 1979)

Cast

Performer
Performer
Standby: Gail Boggs (Performer), Shezwae Powell (Performer) and Jozella Reed (Performer)

Plymouth Theatre (Jan 29, 1979 - Jan 24, 1981)

Cast

Debbie Allen
Replaced Charlaine Woodard
Performer
Teresa Bowers
Replaced Armelia McQueen
Performer
Yvette Freeman
Replaced Nell Carter
Performer
Adriane Lenox
Replaced Charlaine Woodard
Performer
Performer
Ken Prymus
Replaced Ken Page
Performer
Roz Ryan
Replaced Nell Carter
Performer
Avery Sommers
Replaced Nell Carter
Performer
Zoe Walker
Replaced Nell Carter
Performer
Alan Weeks
Replaced Andre De Shields
Performer

Belasco Theatre (Jan 26, 1981 - Feb 21, 1982)

Assistant Manager: Bruce Birkenhead
Production Supervisor: Clint Spencer
Press Representative: Howard Atlee; Dance Captain: Wendy Stuart

Cast

Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Lonnie McNeil
Replaced Alan Weeks
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Standby: Annie Joe Edwards (Performer), Ellia English (Performer), Ms. Heaven (Performer), George Merritt (Performer) and Eric Riley (Performer)
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)

Tony Award®

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1978 Winner
Nell Carter
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1978 Nominee
Charlaine Woodard
 

Best Choreography

1978 Nominee
Musical Staging by Arthur Faria

Best Direction of a Musical

1978 Winner
Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1978 Winner
Ken Page
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1978 Nominee
André De Shields

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1978 Winner
Nell Carter
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1978 Nominee
Charlaine Woodard
 

Outstanding Choreography

1978 Nominee
Musical Staging by Arthur Faria

Theatre World

Award

1978 Recipient
Nell Carter and Armelia McQueen
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