Broadway Cast Recording of Promises, Promises Coming in June
For the first time in over forty years PROMISES, PROMISES returns to the stage starring Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth. Directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford, this new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, opened at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, April 25, 2010.
PROMISES, PROMISES stars Sean Hayes as Chuck Baxter, Kristin Chenoweth as Fran Kubelik, Tony Goldwyn as J.D. Sheldrake, Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Marge MacDougall and Tony Award winner Dick Latessa as Dr. Dreyfuss. They lead a cast of 27 including Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, Peter Benson as Mr. Kirkeby, Sean Martin Hingston as Mr. Eichelberger and Ken Land as Jesse Vanderhof.
"The time is right for a revival of PROMISES, PROMISES and to add its cast recording to the rich catalogue of Masterworks Broadway," said Alex Miller, General Manager and Senior Vice President of SONY MASTERWORKS. "Burt Bacharach and Hal David's music immediately evokes the 1960s era and is brought to contemporary life through the extraordinary talents of Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes and the cast."
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 Company and Chuck Baxter, one of its charming young employees. In an effort to advance his career, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things become slightly complicated when Chuck discovers Fran Kubelik, the object of his affection, is involved with one of the executives.
PROMISES, PROMISES earned 4 Tony Award nominations including: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Sean Hayes), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Katie Finneran), Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), and Best Choreography (Rob Ashford).
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