The Harlem swing

15.10.2012                      29.Tischrei. 5773

Musikszene:

The Harlem swing

The rollicking Broadway show ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ takes audiences back to the jazz era of the 1920s and ‘30s.

In 1978, when the first production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ premiered at the Manhattan Theater Club, writer and director Richard Maltby, Jr. had no idea of the range and lifespan of the new musical revue. A novice in the field of musical theater direction, Maltby, together with Murray Horwitz, put to stage a passion they shared – 1920s and 1930s music from Harlem. Now, more than three decades later and with many successful productions under his belt, Maltby is still amazed at the power of the songs and lyrics of his first Broadway show….