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Ain't Misbehavin' - 1988 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on an idea by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz

A revue based on compositions and/or hits of "Fats" Waller.

History:

Revival
Run Type: Open Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: August 09, 1988
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Closing: January 15, 1989

Ambassador Theatre (Broadway)

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022
The REV Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the final production of its 2022 Season – Ain’t Misbehavin’.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022
The joint is jumpin’ at the Titusville Playhouse Inc. with AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, the Fats Wlaler musical show!  
by BWW Special Offer - Sep 29, 2022
Special Offer: 'The REV's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 'Hits All The Right Notes!''
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Theatre Under The Stars has announced the cast of the brand-new musical, The Secret of My Success. Leading off the cast is Ben Fankhauser as “Brantley Foster” and Ashley Blanchet, as “Christy Lockhart.”
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022
Get a FIRST LOOK at one of the most popular musical revues of all time, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ The Fats Waller Musical Show, running September 23 – October 8, 2022 at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido!  Check out photos here!
by Armando Urdiales - Sep 26, 2022
Fats Waller is one of the many black artists over the centuries whose music still permeates popular culture. His stylistic rhythms are part the foundation of the quintessential American sound and it is due to this that his musical revue AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is a tremendous work of art. TUTS season opening production not only does his music incredibly justice but also provides a night of theater that one simply will never forget. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2022
The REV Theatre Company is now presenting its final production of its 2022 season - Ain't Misbehavin'. The show runs through October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Get a first look at footage here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022
The REV Theatre Company opens the final production of its 2022 season – Ain’t Misbehavin’. The show runs September 21st – October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Check out all new photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
The REV Theatre Company will open the final production of its 2022 season – Ain’t Misbehavin’. The show runs September 21st – October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Get a first look at photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022
Theatre Under The Stars is introducing the cast of the hot new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’, the first show of the 2022/23 Season! Ain’t Misbehavin’ runs September 20 through October 2 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2022
The Tony Award winning musical, Ain't Misbehavin', opens at The Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter, Michigan this week. At the helm is 'The Mayor of Broadway' Gerry McIntyre, whose energetic choreography was last seen at The Encore in Smokey Joe's Café.
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 17, 2022
Thomas “Fats” Waller, a pioneer in jazz piano, was a prolific composer, writing over 400 songs in his lifetime, with hits like “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose” even making it into the Grammy Hall of Fame. So, it is no surprise that in 1978 a Broadway Musical, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ premiered featuring dozens of Waller’s songs and a cast of five African American actors, including a young Andre de Shields (HADESTOWN) and the late, great Nell Carter who won a Tony Award for her performance. Since its premiere, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ has lived on, thrilling audiences all around the world including the latest production at the Titusville Playhouse in Titusville, FL – an energetic and electric production that sizzles from beginning to end.
by Katie Laban - Sep 14, 2022
The Encore Musical Theatre Company is kicking off its 14th season with Ain't Misbehavin', the sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller, which runs from 9/15 to 10/2 in Dexter. Gerry McIntyre is returning to direct on The Encore stage. BWW Detroit had a few moments to speak with him about his love for the show.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022
The Tony Award winning musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’, opens at The Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter, Michigan this week. At the helm is “The Mayor of Broadway” GERRY MCINTYRE, whose energetic choreography was last seen at The Encore in Smokey Joe’s Café. Not only an accomplished director and choreographer, McIntyre’s Broadway performance credits include Anything Goes with PATTI LUPONE, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with DONNY OSMOND, and the original company of Once on this Island. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022
Westport Country Playhouse has announced its upcoming 93rd Season, from April to November 2023, featuring five productions, including a musical, “Ain’t Misbehavin’; a thriller, “Dial ‘M’ for Murder”; a comedy, “School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play”; and a classic, “Antigone.”
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 4, 2022
 AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is a fun musical visit to the age of the Harlem Renaissance and a tribute to the music of Fats Waller. By the end of the show, the joint is definitely jumpin'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022
Westport Country Playhouse has added the delightful and witty comedy of manners, “The Cocktail Hour” by A. R. (Pete) Gurney, to its previously announced 2023 season schedule, including a musical, “Ain’t Misbehavin’; a thriller, “Dial ‘M’ for Murder”; a comedy, “School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play”; and more.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
Tony, Emmy, and GRAMMY Award-winning performing artist André De Shields ('Hadestown,' 'Ain't Misbehavin,' 'The Wiz') joins award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) at The Loft at City Winery on Monday, November 28 for 'Unscripted Live.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022
Just in time for the holidays, Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the fifth show of its 2022-2023 “Welcome Home” season, the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical celebration, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
For Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe founding member Jnana Cooper, her life’s journey hasn’t always been smooth. But she has come out the other end stronger and, to celebrate, she will return to WBTT – where her professional artistic journey began – and perform in a special concert presentation on June 13 titled “Unbreakable: An Evening with Jnana Wilson Cooper.”
by - May 16, 2022
Special Offer - Celebrate Jukebox Musicals with Tony Danza, Tom Wopat, Anais Reno and More in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 'From Ziegfeld to Moulin Rouge!' ?!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
 For the first time, the Palm Beach Symphony and Sinclair Broadcast Group will bring the thrilling excitement of Independence Day to viewers with “The Sounds of Freedom” that will be broadcast on CBS12 News and CW34. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show is now playing at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Stage. Performances run June 16-July 9. Check out all new production footage in the video here!
by Marc Savitt - Jun 20, 2022
To be clear, there is absolutely nothing about this production that is dull, dated, or dusty. The joint is most certainly jumpin’ for an evening full of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that capture the love longing and zest for life in the 1920’s/’30s.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show begins this week at Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage. Performances run June 16-July 9. Check out all new rehearsal footage here!
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Jan 25, 2023
What did our critic think of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Geva Theatre? It's curious that 'Ain't Misbehavin'' feels like such a perfect show for a Rochester audience, given that Fats Waller has no apparent Rochester connection; he was born in New York City, died in Kansas City, and spent the bulk of his short life entertaining audiences across the U.S and abroad.
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2023
Performing classics from The Wiz, The Color Purple, Company, Porgy & Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and more, the cast will feature Corbin Bleu, Nikki Renée Daniels, Tiffany Mann, Nova Payton, Stephanie Mills, Norm Lewis, John Manzari, Leah Flynn, Amber Iman, Peppermint, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ephraim Sykes, E. Clayton Cornelious, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2023
Music Mountain Theatre returns to performances on January 13 as their 2023 season begins with Ain't Misbehavin'. The production will have performances on weekends through January 29.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2023
Starting Friday, February 10 at 8PM, the 2023 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre ceremony will stream, for free, on the Broadway On Demand SmartTV channel. 
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 3, 2022
Rubicon Theatre Company has released production photos for the fifth show of its 2022-2023 “Welcome Home” season, the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical celebration, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, featuring the music of Thomas “Fats” Waller, conceived by Murray Horwitz & Richard Maltby, Jr., musical direction by William Foster McDaniel, choreography by Dominique Kelley and directed by Wren T. Brown.
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Michigan Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2022
The Encore's first offering of Season 14 bursts onto The Maas stage September 15 – October 2. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' will feature direction and choreography by “The Mayor of Broadway” GERRY MCINTYRE, whose energetic choreography was last seen at The Encore in the Season 13 opener, Smokey Joe's Café.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022
Centre Stage has announced two upcoming productions, Ain't Misbehavin' and Songs For A New World. Learn more about both shows here!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022
Music Theater Heritage has announced an innovative and exciting 2023 season at Crown Center. Utilizing three different venues, MTH's 21st Season highlights stories centered around family, escapism, and love.

Ain't Misbehavin' Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Ain't Misbehavin' have there been?
Ain't Misbehavin' has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, US Tour which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1979, US Tour which opened in 1979, US Tour which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 1988, US Tour which opened in 1995, West End which opened in 1995, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2003, Beverly, MA (Regional) which opened in 2006 and US Tour which opened in 2008.

What is the songs are in Ain't Misbehavin' and what's the order?
Lookin' Good But Feelin' Bad
Squeeze Me
Handful of Keys
I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
How Ya Baby
The Jitterbug Waltz
Yacht Club Swing
Cash for Your Trash
Off-Time
The Joint Is Jumpin'
Spreadin' Rhythm Around
Lounging at the Waldorf
The Viper's Drag
The Reefer Song
Mean to Me
Your Feet's Too Big
That Ain't Right
Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
Find Out What They Like
Fat and Greasy
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
I've Got My Fingers Crossed
It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
Ain't Misbehavin'
The Ladies Who Sing with the Band
When the Nylons Bloom Again
Black and Blue
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Honeysuckle Rose
Two Sleepy People
'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
Ain't Misbehavin'
Honeysuckle Rose
Squeeze Me
Handful of Keys
I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
How Ya Baby
The Jitterbug Waltz
The Ladies Who Sing With The Band
Yacht Club Swing
When The Nylons Bloom Again
Cash For Your Trash
Off-Time
The Joint Is Jumpin'
Spreadin' Rhythm Around
Lounging At The Waldorf
Mean To Me
Your Feet's Too Big
That Ain't Right
Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
Find Out What They Like
Fat And Greasy
Black And Blue
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Two Sleepy People
I've Got My Fingers Crossed
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie