It’s been announced that a new production of the Tony Award winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is to play Colchester and London this Spring.
Produced by Paul Taylor-Mills and Mercury Theatre Colchester in association with Tamasha Theatre, this new revival marks the first time that the musical has been seen in London since 1995.
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is based on the life of jazz musician Fats Waller at the height of Harlem Renaissance in 1920s Manhattan. The musical first premiered Off-Broadway in 1978 before transferring to Broadway that same year. The musical was honoured with the Tony Award for Best Musical and a West End transfer followed a year later. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ features the music of Fats Waller with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr.
This revival marks the directorial and theatre choreography debuts of Tyrone Huntley and Oti Mabuse. Huntley is an Olivier nominated performed for his role as Judas in the acclaimed Open Air revival of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He will next been seen on stage in the world premiere of LEAVE TO REMAIN, a play with songs, opening at the Lyric Hammersmith next week. Mabuse is currently a mentor on the BBC’s The Greatest Dancer and is best known to audiences for her time as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ will first run at the Mercury Theatre Colchester from 15th to 30th March before transferring to London’s Southwark Playhouse, where it will run from 19th April to 1st June. Tickets are on sale.