Ain't Misbehavin', with De Haas, Fleming and Greaves, Begins Feb. 29

News   Ain't Misbehavin', with De Haas, Fleming and Greaves, Begins Feb. 29 The Tony-winning Fats Waller revue Ain't Misbehavin begins performances at the White Plains Performing Arts Center Feb. 29.
Aisha de Haas
Aisha de Haas Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Broadway actor Jerry Dixon directs the production at the White Plains, NY, venue, which will play a limited engagement through March 16. The cast features Aisha de Haas (Caroline, or Change), Eugene Fleming (Fosse), Danielle Lee Greaves (Hairspray), Anastacia McClesky (Tarzan) and Wayne W. Pretlow (Civil War). The creative team also includes Michael Arnold (choreography), Carlton Holmes (musical direction), Todd Edward Ivins (set design), Matthew Hemesath (costume design), Joel E. Silver (lighting design) and Nick Borisjuk (sound design). B.J. Forman is the production stage manager.

The show is produced by Jack W. Batman for the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

Conceived and originally directed by Richard Maltby, Jr., Ain't Misbehavin' was based on an idea by Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. The original 1978 Broadway production made a star out of its leading lady, the late Nell Carter, and featured such Fats Waller tunes as "Mean to Me," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Black and Blue" and the title tune. The musical won Tonys for Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Carter) and Best Direction of a Musical (Maltby, Jr.).

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center at the corner of Main and Mamaroneck in downtown White Plains, NY. For tickets, priced $50 and $60, call (914) 328-1600 or visit www.wppac.com.

The <i>Ain't Misbehavin'</i> cast.
The Ain't Misbehavin' cast. Photo by Carlos Gustavo Monroy