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Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Richard Maltby, Jr.

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Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'




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 ‘30


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Composer

Composer
Thomas "Fats" Waller

Librettist

Concept
Richard Maltby, Jr.



  • Premiere
  • 1988

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Longacre Theatre, Plymouth Theatre, Belasco Theatre
Opening Night
May 9, 1978
Total Performances
1,604
Original Cast
Nell Carter, André De Shields, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, Charlaine Woodard
Director
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Choreographer
Arthur Faria
Producer
Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization, Jane Gaynor and Ron Dante
Orchestrations
Luther Henderson
Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty
Costume Design
Randy Barcelo
Lighting Design
Pat Collins

1988 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Ambassador Theatre
Opening Night
Aug 15, 1988
Total Performances
176
Original Cast
Nell Carter, André De Shields, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, Charlaine Woodard
Director
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Choreographer
Arthur Faria
Producer
The Shubert Organization, Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein and Roger Berlind
Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty
Costume Design
Randy Barcelo
Lighting Design
Pat Collins






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2009 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


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1978 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Nell Carter
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Charlaine Woodard
Best Choreography

1978 Theatre World Award Nominations

Nell Carter
Armelia McQueen

1978 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Ken Page
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Nell Carter
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - André De Shields
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Charlaine Woodard
Outstanding Choreography

1989 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival

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