Promises Promises Information
In Broadway's first-ever revival of the 1968 musical hit Promises Promises stars Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes (of Will & Grace) with his Broadway debut as Chuck Baxter, the enterprising associate on his way up, and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth (of Wicked and ABCâ€™s Pushing Daisies) as Fran Kubelik, the cafeteria waitress whose romantic troubles have got her down.
Based on the 1960 Academy Award-winning Billy Wilder film The Apartment that starred Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, Promises, Promises tells the story of the Consolidated Life Insurance Companyâ€™s charming young employee, Chuck Baxter. In an effort to advance at the company, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital rendezvous. But things become slightly complicated when Fran Kubelik, the object of Chuck's affection, becomes the mistress of his executive whom heâ€™s hosting. With Bacharach and David's hit-packed score ("I'll Never Fall In Love Again," "Promises, Promises," and "Knowing When to Leave"), Promises, Promises is a unique and popular part of the musical theatre canon that has returned to the stage for the first time in over forty years, for a new generation of theatergoers.
Promises, Promises has received five Outer Critics Circle nominations, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer for Rob Ashford, Outstanding Actor in a Musical for Sean Hayes, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for Dick Latessa and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Katie Finneran. It has also received a Drama League nomination for Distinguished Revival of a Musical, as well as Distinguished Performance Award nominations for Sean Hayes and Katie Finneran.
Following the phenomenon of cubicle courtships, timeless glamour and 1960s taboo in AMCâ€™s Mad Men, the revival of 1968â€™s Promises Promises is cashing in on Americaâ€™s fascination with yester-year and romantic roller coasters. With a show stopping cast, its resurgence to Broadway is playing at the Broadway Theater in New York City from now until the 2010 Holiday season.