In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the 1982 broadcast of the Tony-winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, starring Nell Carter, André DeShields, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, and Charlayne Woodard. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 30s, and uses the music of Fats Waller to celebrate the creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and the Golden Age of hotspots like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom. The musical was directed by Richard Maltby Jr., with choreography and musical staging by Arthur Faria.
Episode 35: QuaranStreams (Ain’t Misbehavin’)
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