Conceived and Directed by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz
To Thomas Wright ("Fats") Waller, the three Bs were Bach, booze and broads. He was as prodigious in his appetite as le was generous in spirit. But it is, of course, as a master pianist and composer in the classic tradition of U.S. jazz that Fats has proved larger than death.
A handsome and jubilant tribute is being paid to the man's genius at the Manhattan Theater Club's cabaret. One reservation must be made about this frolicsome revue-styled show. Waller was, above all...