Ain't Misbehavin'

Longacre Theatre

May 9, 1978 - January 28, 1979

Plymouth Theatre

January 29, 1979 - January 24, 1981

Belasco Theatre

January 26, 1981 - February 21, 1982

Previews Began: April 28, 1978

Opening Night: May 9, 1978

Closing Night: February 21, 1982

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Music: Thomas "Fats" Waller

Multiple Artists

Lyrics: Thomas "Fats" Waller

Multiple Artists

Concept: Richard Maltby, Jr.

Named after the 1929 Fats Waller song, Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical revue tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and ’30s.

Musical Numbers

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Lookin’ Good But Feeling Bad
T Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do
Honeysuckle Rose
Squeeze Me
Handful of Keys
I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
How Ya Baby
The Jitterbug Waltz
The Ladies Who Sing with the Band
Yacht Club Swing
When the Nylons Bloom Again
Cash for Your Trash
Off-Time
The Joint Is Jumpin’

Spreadin’ Rhythm Around
Lounging at the Waldorf
The Viper’s Drag
The Reefer Song
Mean to Me
Your Feet’s Too Big
That Ain’t Right
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
Find Out What They Like (and How They Like It)
Fat and Greasy
Black and Blue
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Two Sleepy People
I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie
Honeysuckle Rose (Reprise)

CAST

Nell Carter
André De Shields
Armelia McQueen
Ken Page
Charlaine Woodard

Standby: Judy Gibson, Yolanda Graves, Irving Lee

Hank Jones
Frank Owens
Debbie Allen
Teresa Bowers
Yvette Freeman
Adriane Lenox
George Merritt
Ken Prymus
Roz Ryan
Avery Sommers
Zoe Walker
Alan Weeks
Jason Booker
Loretta Bowers
Teresa Bowers
Adriane Lenox
Lonnie McNeil
Ken Prymus

Standby: Gail Boggs, Shezwae Powell, Jozella Reed, Annie Joe Edwards, Ellia English, Ms. Heaven, Eric Riley

Other Productions

1988 Broadway Revival

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