Step into Harlem for a swinging, dancing celebration of big band and the songs of Thomas “Fats” Waller. This sultry Tony Award®-winning musical tribute features all of Waller’s beloved tunes including “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Handful of Keys” and more.
A cast of Signature favorites including Nova Y. Payton (Jelly’s Last Jam), Kevin McAllister (Titanic) and Iyona Blake (Titanic) strut the stage while Jelly’s Last Jam’s Mark G. Meadows tickles the ivories.
“The show radiates contagious good cheer and an irresistible combination of funkiness and class.” – The New York Times
Run time approximately 2 hours including one 15 minute intermission.
Lead sponsor: Bernard Family Foundation
Sponsor: Deborah G. Gandy
Hot and smoky and funny and sexy
A high-wattage Fats Waller power surge
The five performers tear the house down
The pure energy of this show will seduce you
Musical revues don’t get much better than this
A vivacious cast weaves a seductive spell
The production sings, swings and fills the heart with joy
Richard Maltby, Jr. & Murray Horwitz
Created & Originally Directed by
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Original Choreography & Musical Staging by
Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by
Vocal & Musical Concepts by
Musical Arrangements by
Jeffrey Gutcheon & William Elliott
Originally produced by
The Manhattan Theatre Club
Originally produced on Broadway by
Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization, Jane Gaynor & Ron Dante
Music Direction by
Mark G. Meadows
Scenic Design by
Costume Design by
Sarita P. Fellows
Lighting Design by
Sound Design by
Wig and Hair Design by
DeWitt Fleming Jr.
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Signature Casting Agent
Kelly Crandall d'Amboise