André De Shields directs a quintet that includes Tyrone Davis, Zurin Villanueva, Rheaume Crenshaw, Johmaalya Adelekan and Shrek veteran Jacob Ming-Trent.
De Shields was Drama Desk Award-nominated for his appearance in the original 1978 production of Ain't Misbehavin'. The show won the Tony Award for Best Musical; Maltby won for his direction; Nell Carter won as featured actress. At Crossroads, Tyrone Davis will play the track that De Shields originated.
Ain't Misbehavin' features favorites associated with pianist-singer-songwriter Waller (1904-43), including "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby," "Honeysuckle Rose," "You Feet's Too Big," "Black and Blue," "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie," "Squeeze Me" and "Ain't Misbehavin'."
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Crossroads Theatre Company was founded in 1978 by Ricardo Khan and L. Kenneth Richardson with the vision that African-American theatre is intended for a broad-based, diverse audience. "As a major force in the development of new ideas and the introduction of formerly marginalized writers, Crossroads produces works that enrich and diversify the representation of African American culture on the American stage." Crossroads has produced more than 40 world premieres and received the Tony Award in 1999 for Outstanding Regional Theatre in the United States.