by Fats Waller
January 21 - February 6, 2005
The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway's best. The inimitable Thomas Fats Waller rose to international fame during the Golden age of the Cotton Club, honky- tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin' new beat, swing. Ain't Misbehavin' evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums, and sings the songs Waller made famous. 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--- sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, with moments of devastating beauty.