Promises, Promises to close on 2 Jan 2011
The Broadway revival of Promises, Promises The shows stars Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, who was recently announced would depart the show of 26 Dec 2010 have extended their contracts by one extra and will now remain with the show through to its final performance.
Note: Due to a vacation week and prior commitments, Kristin Chenoweth will not be performing from Fri 15 Oct through to the matinee Wed 27 Oct, returning to the show in 27 Oct for the evening performance. During the final week Chenoweth will not perform Wed 29 Dec at 8pm, Thu 30 Dec 2pm and 8pm and Sat 1 Jan 8pm, but will return for the final performance on Sun 2 Jan at 3pm.
“We’ve had an amazing journey with Rob Ashford’s vision of this legendary show and we are thrilled to end this party on a high note, ringing in the New Year with our dream cast. This has been a perfect experience from start to finish.” said producer Beth Williams.
This new production of Promises, Promises, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon’s book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s score, opened at the Broadway Theatre on 25 Apr 2010, following previews from 27 Mar 2010.
The show opened to mixed reviews: Pale Production (newyorktheatreguide.com); Occasionally memorable (NY Post); More than delivers (NY Daily News); At times tiresome (USA Today); Charmless (The Record); Winning evening (Hollywood Reporter).
As well as it's co-stars Chenoweth and Hayes, Promises, Promises also features "Katie Finneran (Marge MacDougall), Tony Goldwyn (J.D. Sheldrake), Brooks Ashmanskas (Mr. Dobitch), Dick Latessa (Dr. Dreyfuss), Peter Benson (Mr. Kirkeby), Sean Martin Hingston (Mr. Eichelberger), Ken Land (Jesse Vanderhof) and an eighteen member ensemble.
Molly Shannon assumes thr role of 'Marge MacDougall' from 12 Oct 2010.
Promises, Promises tells the story of the Consolidated Life Insurance Company and Chuck Baxter (Sean Hayes), one of its charming young employees. In an effort to advance at the company, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things become slightly complicated when Fran Kubelik (Kristin Chenoweth), the object of Chuck’s affection, becomes the mistress of one of his executives.
The score to Promises, Promises contains the 1969 Grammy award winning song "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."
The musical features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Bruce Pask, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Brian Ronan.
The original production of Promises, Promises debuted on Broadway in 1968 at the Shubert Theatre and ran for 1,268 performances through 1 Jan 1972. The production was nominated for eight Tony awards, winning for Best Actor in a Musical (Jerry Orbach) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Marian Mercer). The original cast recording was honored with a Grammy Award in 1969.
Sean Hayes (Chuck Baxter) and
Kristin Chenoweth (Fran Kubelik)