‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’: Sassy, sultry revue pays tribute to musicians of the Harlem Renaissance
Which show earned the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical, and is considered one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time?
It’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and it opens Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, N.Y., where it will run through Sunday, Feb. 24.
This lively production brings to life the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. It was a time when the onset of swing joined ranks with the rhythms of ragtime and passions of jazz, creating an explosive musical movement, the theater said.
“Ain’t Misbehavin’” features five performers on a journey through the timeless tunes of legendary jazz artist Thomas “Fats” Waller. The theater said audience members will be jumpin’ and jivin’ to songs such as “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Black and Blue,” “This Joint is Jumpin’” and “I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling.”
Sometimes sassy and sometimes sultry, this popular show is like a big party on the stage. Performers will sing and dance to musical tales about love, longing and the zest for life.
Productions set to follow “Ain’t Misbehavin’” on the main stage at Westchester Broadway Theatre this year will be “Menopause The Musical,” “Newsies,” “On Your Feet,” Mambo Italiano” and “An American in Paris.”
Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y. Thursday, Jan. 31-Sunday, Feb. 24. Wednesday, Thursday and some Friday matinees: Lunch 11:30 a.m., show 1 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights: Dinner 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees: Lunch 12 p.m., show 1:30 p.m.; Sunday nights: Dinner 5:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Dinner and show $89-$59 plus tax, depending on show chosen. Beverages and gratuities not included in price. Discounts for kids, students and senior citizens at select shows. 914-592-2222, broadwaytheatre.com