Two Acts, Revue, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version (1978)
The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930's 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. Although not quite a
biography, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' evokes the delightful
humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile
cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that
ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and
concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is simply unforgettable.
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The acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse production of Children Of Eden (which was compared favorably in the press to The Lion King) used several children in the chorus, who played many of the animals by means of puppetry, costumes and masks, to great effect.