Harlem Songs of Ain't Misbehavin' Will Play Goodman in 2008

News   Harlem Songs of Ain't Misbehavin' Will Play Goodman in 2008 Goodman Theatre in Chicago announced that the Thomas "Fats" Waller musical revue, Ain't Misbehavin', has been added to the 2007-08 season.

Resident director Chuck Smith will direct the revival. The Off-Broadway and Broadway show was based on an idea by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. with music by Waller and various lyricists.

The production will be mounted in spring 2008 in the Owen Theatre.

"Ain't Misbehavin' is an incredibly fun, highly energetic piece, chock full of both outrageous, foot-stomping numbers and lyrical ballads," stated artistic director Robert Falls. "Chuck Smith's magical touch is a perfect match for this grand musical showcase."

The Harlem-set show boasts "Honeysuckle Rose," "Your Feet's Too Big" and "Mean to Me," performed by a quintet of performers (to be announced).

Still to be announced is one more play in the Owen Theatre. As previously announced, the Goodman's upcoming season will include Passion Play: a cycle by Sarah Ruhl; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Goodman dramaturg Tom Creamer; Shining City by Conor McPherson; The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote; The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza; The Boys Are Coming Home, music and lyrics by Leslie Arden, book by Rebecca Gilman; The Cook by Eduardo Machado; and the Latino Theatre Festival.