D. Woods Leads AIN’T MISBEHAVIN At The Strand Thru 3/4
Atlanta Lyric Theatre today announced the casting for "Ain't Misbehavin'." The Fats Waller Musical Show performs at The Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square. The company will host twelve performances that play through March 4, 2012.
Directed by Lyric Artistic Director Brandt Blocker and choreographed by Ricardo Aponte, the "Ain't Misbehavin'" cast stars D. Woods, a celebrated recording artist and former member of the girl group Danity Kane. Woods successfully auditioned in 2005 on the second season of the MTV reality television program "Making the Band 3," produced by recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs. Danity Kane's first album subsequently debuTed August 22, 2006 at No. 1. Danity Kane, along with the Pussycat Dolls, toured as an opening act for Christina Aguilera's 2007 Back to Basics Tour. Before joining Danity Kane, Woods toured as a background dancer with several major recording artists, such as Bow Wow, Lloyd Avant, Snoop Dogg and Letoya Luckett. She also performed in off-Broadway theatre productions and theatre festivals, including the National Black Theatre Festival and Windybrow Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Woods worked as an intern with Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Production Company and has appeared in music videos by Jay-Z, Ludacris and Lil' Wayne. Her solo album, "The Gray Area" was released in July 2011 by Woods' own label, Woodgrane EntertainmenT. Woods holds a BFA in musical theatre from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Also starring in the Lyric cast is contemporary gospel recording artist Eric Moore. Moore was recently seen on the ALLIANCE THEATRE stage in "Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel" and "I Dream," and at Theatrical Outfit in "Big River," "Godspell" and "To Kill A Mockingbird." He is a 2008 Suzi Bass Award winner as best featured actor in "Godspell."