Ain't Misbehavin'

Ambassador Theatre

Previews Began: August 9, 1988

Opening Night: August 15, 1988

Closing Night: January 15, 1989

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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
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)


Nell Carter
André De Shields
Armelia McQueen
Ken Page
Charlaine Woodard

Standby: Judy Gibson, Yolanda Graves, Irving Lee

Patti Austin
Jackie Lowe
Ken Prymus
Eric Riley
Terri White

Other Productions

1978 Broadway Production

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