Ain't Misbehavin'

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Show Credits: Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller
Conceived by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Lyrics by Various

Description:
Assembled under the expert eye of director/lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr., Ain't Misbehavin' is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and winner of the 1978 TONY Award for Best Musical.

The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, Ain't Misbehavin' evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Featuring five triple threat actors and a unit set, Ain't Misbehavin' provides the perfect opportunity to deliver a smash hit while minimizing resources. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.


Accolades/
Awards:
The show was nominated for five Tony Awards, winning for Musical and Actress Nell Carter. It was also honored with the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and a Special Citation from the off-Broadway Obie Awards.

Insight from the experts Staging Tip: A piano. The environment can be as elaborate as you want. Some companies like to keep things very casual, even providing beverages for the cast while they are on stage. You might consider serving food during the performances to make the audience feel at home or make some extra money. (But be sure that if you serve alcohol you have the proper licenses!)

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(June 8, 2012, 3:01 pm)

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(February 9, 2012, 12:42 pm)

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