Big League Productions - the company that books Broadway musicals for touring throughout the world - is launching a traveling revival of the Tony-winning play "Ain't Misbehavin." Its headliners?
American Idol singers Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis.
Reportedly, Richard Maltby, Jr., who wrote and staged the original 1978 production, will direct the tour, as well. The original Broadway production made a star out of its leading lady, the late Nell Carter.
The musical won Tonys for Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Carter) and Best Direction of a Musical (Maltby, Jr.). The national tour is scheduled for 2008-09, although specific dates have yet to be announced.