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Ain’t Misbehavin

Broadway production of the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” (New York)

Debra Byrd, Yvonne Talton Kersey, Jackie Lowe

The cast includes Evan Bell, Debra Byrd, Yvonne Talton Kersey, Jackie Lowe, Lonnie McNeil, and Shelton Becton.  Music mostly by Fats Waller and conceived by Richard Maltby Jr (based on an idea by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr).  Directed by Richard Maltby Jr and staged by Arthur Faria.

Broadway production of the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin‘”.

Yvonne Talton Kersey, Lonnie McNeil, and Debra Bryd

Yvonne Talton Kersey, and Debra Bryd

Evan Bell and Debra Byrd


Roz Ryan, Adrian Lenox, Ken Prymus,  Andre’Robin DeShields, Debra Byrd and Leonard Oxley

Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts

Haarlem Nocturne

Marc Shaiman, Debra Byrd, Ella English, André Robin De Shields, and Freida Williams.

Photos by Kenn Duncan

The musical revue pays homage to the nightclubs of Harlem’s golden age. Conceived, co-written, and co-directed by star André Robin De Shields.
Revue – Original
Latin Quarter
Data not verified
First Preview: October 30, 1984
Opening Date: November 18, 1984
Closing Date: December 30, 1984

Photos by Kenn Duncan



Photo by Michal Daniel

Bring in ‘Da Noise Bring in ‘Da Funk at the Golden Gate Theater
in SF. Shown: a number in the first act called Industrialization
Katy Raddatz 11/10/98 SLUG: NOISE/Industrialization