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PROMISES, PROMISES, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, began previews at the Broadway Theater on Saturday, March 27, 2010 and opened last night, Sunday, April 25, 2010. BroadwayWorld.com was there to bring you all the excitement of the show's opening night red carpet!

PROMISES, PROMISES stars Sean Hayes as Chuck Baxter, Kristin Chenoweth as Fran Kubelik, Tony Goldwyn as J.D. Sheldrake, Katie Finneran as Marge MacDougall and 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.

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 features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Bruce Pask, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Brian Ronan and hair and wig design by Tom Watson. Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, with music direction by Phil Reno, and dance music arrangements by David Chase.

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.

Tickets range from $136.50 - $56.50 and are available at telecharge.com (212-239-6200). For more information, visit www.promisespromisesbroadway.com.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: PROMISES, PROMISES Red Carpet Part 1

Photo Coverage: PROMISES, PROMISES Red Carpet Part 1
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Burt Bacharach

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Anna Chlumsky

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Anna Chlumsky

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Peter Cincotti

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Victoria Clark and Guest

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Victoria Clark

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Chelsea Clinton & Hugh Jackman

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Chelsea Clinton

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Chelsea Clinton

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Harry Connick Jr.

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Harry Connick Jr.

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Alan Cumming

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Alan Cumming

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Hal David

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Hal David

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Lucy DeVito

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Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue

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Ellen Greene

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Ellen Greene

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Mamie Gummer

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Mamie Gummer

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Zachary Quinto & Mamie Gummer

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Jackie Hoffman

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Geoffrey & Carmen Holder

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Cady Huffman

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Cady Huffman

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Cady Huffman

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David Hyde Pierce

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Cheyenne Jackson

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Cheyenne Jackson

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Cheyenne Jackson

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Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman

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TR Knight

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Jane Krakowski

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Jane Krakowski

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Jane Krakowski

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Jane Krakowski

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.