The 1978 Best Musical Tony Award winner Ain’t Misbehavin’ was a tiny show that started in a 174-seat cabaret theater, an early project of a fledgling young theater company called Manhattan Theatre Club. It went on to become one of Broadway’s most unlikely success stories, a musical that revolutionized what revues could do, which ran for over 1600 performances. In part two of the Longacre Theatre episode of The Untold Stories of Broadway podcast, Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Ain’t Misbehavin’s conceiver and director Richard Maltby Jr. explore how it all happened, from the earliest auditions to a visit from President John F. Kennedy.
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