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Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

by Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon

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Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises




A Burt Bacharach musical based on the film The Apartment.


Story:

Chuck loans his apartment to executives at the Insurance company where he works in exchange for promises of promotion and is in love with a waitress at the company restaurant named Fran. But when J.D. Sheldrake, the personnel director of the company, starts using Chuck's apartment to have an extra-marital affair with Fran, Chuck must decide just how much he is willing to sacrifice for advancement in the insurance company.


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Composer

Composer
Burt Bacharach

Lyricist

Lyricist
Hal David

Librettist

Librettist
Neil Simon



  • Premiere
  • 2010

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Shubert Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 1, 1968
Total Performances
1,281
Original Cast
Jill O'Hara, Jerry Orbach, A. Larry Haines, Edward Winter, Barbara Alston, Adrienne Angel, Rod Barry, Carole Bishop, Kelly Britt, Gene Cooper, Graciela Daniele, Bob Fitch, Margot Hanson, Betsy Haug, Ken Howard, Neil Jones, Baayork Lee, Debra Lyman, Bettye McCormick, Donna McKechnie, Marian Mercer, Vince O'Brien, Rita O'Connor, Gerry O'Hara, Dick O'Neill, Kay Oslin, Scott Pearson, Paul Reed, Margo Sappington, Michael Shawn, Norman Shelly, Ilona Simon, Millie Slavin, Julane Stites, Don Stomsvik, Melissa Stoneburn, Michael Vita
Director
Robert Moore
Choreographer
Michael Bennett
Producer
David Merrick
Musical Director
Harold Wheeler
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Donald Brooks
Lighting Design
Martin Aronstein

2010 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 25, 2010
Total Performances
289
Original Cast
Brooks Ashmanskas, Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Finneran, Tony Goldwyn, Sean Hayes
Director
Rob Ashford
Choreographer
Rob Ashford
Producer
Broadway Across America, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, The Weinstein Company, Terry Allen Kramer, Candy Spelling, Pat Addiss, Bernie Abrams/Michael Speyer and Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand
Musical Director
Phil Reno
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Bruce Pask
Lighting Design
Donald Holder
Sound Design
Brian Ronan






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2010 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Other

Merchandise




1969 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Jerry Orbach
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Marian Mercer
Best Musical
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Jill O'Hara
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - A. Larry Haines Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Edward Winter

1969 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Music
Outstanding Performance - Marian Mercer
Outstanding Performance - Jerry Orbach

1969 Theatre World Award Nominations

Marian Mercer
Jill O'Hara

2010 Tony Award Nominations

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Katie Finneran
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - Sean Hayes
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations

2010 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Katie Finneran
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

2010 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Revival of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Katie Finneran
Distinguished Performance Award - Dean Hayes

2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Katie Finneran
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Sean Hayes
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Dick Latessa

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