STAGE TUBE: ABC Colleagues Serenade Sawyer With PROMISES PROMISES Tune
Diane Sawyer's co-workers had no intention of letting her 65th Birthday slide by unnoticed.
After being told there was breaking news to report, Sawyer was taken by surprise when her entire office burst into their own rendition of the PROMISES PROMISES tune "Say A Little Prayer." Correspondents, editors and all join in on this sweet birthday serenade.
George Stephanopoulos serves champagne and even Robert Gibbs makes a cameo in this clip below.
PROMISES, PROMISES will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 2, 2011, having played 30 preview and 291 regular performances. PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened Sunday, April 25, 2010.
PROMISES, PROMISES stars Sean Hayes as Chuck Baxter, Kristin Chenoweth as Fran Kubelik, Tony Goldwyn as J.D. Sheldrake, Molly Shannon as Marge MacDougall and Dick Latessa as Dr. Dreyfuss. They lead a cast of 27 that includes Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, Helen Anker as Miss Olson, Peter Benson as Mr. Kirkeby, Seán Martin Hingston as Mr. Eichelberger and Ken Land as Jesse Vanderhof.
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. PROMISES, PROMISES is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, The Weinstein Company/Terry Allen Kramer, Candy Spelling, Pat Addiss, Bernie Abrams/Michael Speyer, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand, Norton Herrick/Barry & Fran Weissler/TBS Service/Laurel Oztemel in association with Michael McCabe/Joseph Smith and Stage Ventures 2009 No. 2 Limited Partnership. Beth Williams is the executive producer of PROMISES, PROMISES.
The playing schedule for PROMISES, PROMISES is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note there will be added performances Monday, December 20 at 8pm, Sunday, December 26 at 2pm (early curtain time) and 8pm, Monday, December 27 at 8pm, and Thursday, December 30 at 2pm, and no performances Friday, December 24 at 8pm, Saturday, December 25 at 2pm, Friday, December 31 at 8pm, or Saturday, January 1 at 2pm. Tickets range from $146.50 - $56.50 and are available at telecharge.com (212-239-6200).