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Tony Goldwyn, Katie Finneran & Brooks Ashmanskas Join PROMISES, PROMISES

Acclaimed actor/director Tony Goldwyn will star as J.D. Sheldrake, with Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Marge MacDougall, and Tony award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, joining Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth in the musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES at the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway). Previews will begin Saturday, March 27th, 2010, at 8pm, with an opening night of Sunday, April 25th, 2010. The first-ever Broadway revival of PROMISES, PROMISES is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Candy Spelling, Pat Addiss
and The Weinstein Company.

Tony Goldwyn (J.D. Sheldrake) is a director and actor whose New York Theater acting credits include Phillip Barry's Holiday at the Circle in the Square, Theresa Rebeck's The Water's Edge and Spike Heels both at Second Stage, Craig Lucas' The Dying Gaul at the Vineyard, an Obie Award winning performance in The Sum of Us at the Cherry Lane, and Digby at MTC. Regional theater credits include Picnic, Carthaginians, Tom Jones, The Legend of Oedipus (Williamstown), Pride and Prejudice (Long Wharf) and The Real Thing (Mark Taper). Mr. Goldwyn is best known for his breakout performance in the film Ghost. Other film credits include The Last House on the Left, The Last Samurai, Disney's Tarzan, The Substance of Fire, Kiss the Girls, Nixon, Reckless and The Pelican Brief. His TV work includes "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Frasier," "From Earth to the Moon," "The Boys Next Door" and "Truman." As a director his work includes the feature films A Walk On The Moon, Someone Like You, The Last Kiss and the upcoming Betty Anne Waters, as well as episodes of "Damages," "Dexter," "The L Word," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice."

Katie Finneran (Marge MacDougall) won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance in Noises Off. She is currently starring in Love, Loss and What I Wore, and recently starred in Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius on Broadway for MTC, and Greg Kotis' Pig Farm for Roundabout. Broadway: Sally Bowles in Cabaret, The Iceman Cometh, Neil Simon's Proposals, You Never Can Tell, The Heiress, In the Summerhouse, My Favorite Year, Two Shakespearean Actors and On Borrowed Time. Off-Broadway: Arms and the Man, Encores! Li'l Abner, Bosoms and Neglect, A Fair Country and Edith Stein. London, West End: Fuddy Meers. Film: Broken Bridges, Walk the Talk, Firehouse Dog, Miss Congeniality 2, Bewitched, You've Got Mail, Liberty Heights and Night of the Living Dead. TV: "Drive," "My Ex Life," "The Inside," "Wonderfalls," "Frasier," "Oz" and "Sex and the City."

Brooks Ashmanskas (Mr. Dobitch) Broadway credits include The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Producers, Gypsy (Sam Mendes, director), Little Me, Dream, How to Succeed..., and On the Twentieth Century. Off-Broadway credits include Wise Guys, On a Clear Day..., London Suite, Labor Day, Songs for a New World, and It Changes Every Year. Regional: Huntington, Hartford, Williamstown, Old Globe, Arena, Paper Mill, etc. Tours: Cinderella and Noises Off. Graduate: Bennington College.

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.

 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 currently available to American Express cardholders and will be available to the general public beginning at 10am on Monday, December 21, at (212-239-6200).


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