Photo Exclusive: PROMISES, PROMISES Begins Rehearsals; Box Office Open!
The box office for the first Broadway revival of PROMISES, PROMISES opened on Monday, February 22, 2010 at the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway) as rehearsals began and BroadwayWorld.com is happy to present a sneek peek at the start of rehearsals!
PROMISES, PROMISES marks Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford's Broadway debut as director/choreographer. With Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal 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 will now return to the stage for the first time in over forty years, for a new generation of theatergoers. PROMISES, PROMISES begins previews at the Broadway Theater Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8pm, and opens 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 that includes Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, Peter Benson as Mr. Kirkeby, Seán Martin Hingston as Mr. Eichelberger, Ken Land as Jesse Vanderhof, and features Cameron Adams, Ashley Amber, Helen Anker, Nathan Balser, Wendi Bergamini, Nikki Renee Daniels, Sarah Jane Everman, Chelsea Krombach, Keith Kuhl, Matt Loehr, Mayumi Miguel, Brian O'Brien, Sarah O'Gleby, Adam Perry, Megan Sikora, Matt Wall, Ryan Watkinson and Kristen Beth Williams.
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 at the company, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things become slightly complicated when Fran Kubelik, the object of Chuck's affection, becomes the mistress of one of his executives.
The playing schedule for PROMISES, PROMISES is as follows: Monday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Saturday at 2pm, with an added 2pm Wednesday matinee on April 14. Beginning Monday April 19, the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm (note the Tuesday, April 20 performance is at 8pm). Tickets range from $136.50 - $56.50 and are available at telecharge.com (212-239-6200).
For more information please visit: www.promisespromisesbroadway.com
Producer Craig Zadan, librettist Neil Simon, lyricist Hal David, Dick Latessa, producer Beth Williams, producer Neil Meron, Sean Hayes, Tony Goldwyn, director-choreographer Rob Ashford, Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Finneran