Frenchie Davis
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Frenchie Davis
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and former American Idol contestant and Rent star Frenchie Davis will head the cast of Big League Productions' 30th anniversary tour of the Tony Award-winning revue Ain't Misbehavin', which will launch on November 14.

Richard Maltby, Jr will direct the show, which is scheduled to play Boston, Los Angeles, Wilmington, D.C., Birmingham, Salt Lake City, Pueblo, and Erie, among other cities. Additional casting and cities will be announced at a later date.

Conceived and originally directed by Maltby, Ain't Misbehavin' is based on the music of the legendary composer Fats Waller, whose hits include "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Mean to Me."

Studdard has released three albums, Soulful, I Need an Angel, and The Return. Davis, who was recently seen at Hartford Stage in the title role of Mahalia-A Gospel Musical, made her Broadway debut in Rent, and played Effie in a regional tour of Dreamgirls.

For more information visit www.bigleague.org.