Musical revue bows April 24
Center Theater Group has announced casting for its production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” the Fats Waller musical revue that bows April 24 at the Ahmanson.
Eugene Barry-Hill, Doug Eskew, Armelia McQueen (who was in the original cast), Roz Ryan and Debra Walton will star in the show, conceived and directed by Richard Maltby Jr. Choreography is by Arthur Faria, who staged the original production. William McDaniel is music director.
The CTG production celebrates the 30th anni of the Tony-winning revue, which is based on the life and music of entertainer Thomas “Fats” Waller.
“Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” includes 30 songs, including “Honeysuckle Rose” “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love” and “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” in addition to the title tune.
Show begins previews April 18 and runs through May 31.