Ain't Misbehavin'

  • written by Murray Horwitz & Richard Maltby Jr.
  • music & lyrics by Fats Waller
  • directed by Yvette Freeman
  • choreography by Roxanne Carrasco
  • musical director Abdul Hamid-Royal
  • scenic design by Ed Haynes
  • costume design by Wendell Carmichael
  • lighting design by Jared Sayeg
  • sound design by Ian Scot
  • props design by Kevin Williams
  • production stage management by Bernita Robinson
Adult Language
Sexual Situations and Themes
Fun for the Whole Family


It’s 1930’s Harlem, and the joint is jumpin’! Nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom are the playgrounds of high society, and dive bars on Lenox Avenue pulse with piano players banging out new tunes that are a wild mix of raucous, rowdy, and mournful. Featuring the intoxicating music of Thomas “Fats” Waller – the big-hearted, bigger-than-life impresario and international jazz pianist who helped create and define American swing, Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a roof-raising musical tribute to the era. Delight in such favorites as “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” and dozens more. Get your tickets early, because this stellar show, winner of both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards, will sell out quickly. You’ll be tapping your feet to an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs.

"…intoxicating combination of a dry martini and a dirty joke." - Los Angeles Times

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