Theatre Under the Stars Brings Vibrant Beauty of Harlem Renaissance to Life on Stage with Ain’t Misbehavin’

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is the first show of the 2022/23 Season

Tony-Award-winning musical celebrates the music of Fats Waller and the artists of the Harlem Renaissance

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a celebration of the music of Fats Waller with the cast using their own names, while honoring the roles of the original Broadway cast.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is the Tony-Award-winning musical originally created and directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. that celebrates the music of Fats Waller and the Black artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Sly, genial, and bursting with the wit and energy of one of the most innovative periods in American music, this unforgettable hit musical will rock your world. 

The incredible cast bringing Ain’t Misbehavin’ to the stage is:

Ashely Tamar Davis as “Charlaine”

Will Mann as “Ken”

Melrose Johnson as “Armelia”

David LaMarr as “Andre”

Paris Bennett as “Nell”

Joining them are Sterling Lovett as “Male Swing,” Regina Hearne as “Female Swing,” Anthony Boggess-Glover as “Male Swing,” and Ambi Anuh-Ndumu, “Female Swing.”

Knechtges believes this new production will strike a chord with audiences of all ages.

“We wanted our modern audience to connect to the piece and be astonished that it has the same power and emotion, perhaps even more so, than when it premiered at TUTS in 1972,” said Knechtges.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ runs September 20 through October 2 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets start at just $40, and are available online at, or by contacting the TUTS Box Office by phone at (713) 558-8887 or in person by visiting the Box Office located at 800 Bagby Street