Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show

Wilson Stage
January 17 – February 12, 2023

Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz
Directed & choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page
Co-production with Barrington Stage and Westport Country Playhouse

Winner of 3 Tony Awards – including Best Musical

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a vibrant celebration of jazz pioneer Fats Waller’s extraordinary career. Jeffrey L. Page (a Broadway director and longtime choreographer for Beyoncé) brings a radical new approach to the show which reveals the masks Fats Waller and his musicians assumed while performing for white audiences – as they created the music of a new era.

Featuring classics from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s-40s such as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Your Feet’s Too Big” and “T’Aint Nobody’s Business if I Do,” performed by a cast of five and a live, onstage jazz band, this new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ will energize, enlighten and entertain.

In Show Photo: Allison Blackwell, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Maiesha McQueen, Arnold Harper II and Anastacia McCleskey from the Barrington Stage production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Photo by Daniel Rader.


On select performance dates, come see an in-person prologue one hour before curtain. Prologue is free to attend, even if you do not have tickets for that performance date.


Click here to see the full season schedule of prologue dates.