Promises, Promises Revival

Run Time:
2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: April 25, 2010
Closing: January 02, 2011

Promises, Promises - 2010 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

It’s Manhattan. It’s the '60s. And the city is back in full swing, in Broadway’s first-ever revival of Promises, Promises - starring Emmy® Award winner Sean Hayes (Will and Grace) as the enterprising associate on the way up, and Tony Award® winner Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) as the cafeteria waitress whose romantic troubles have got her down. Don’t miss this smart and sexy musical based on the Oscar®-winning Billy Wilder film, The Apartment.



The creative team is a perfect cocktail: a splashy score by the Academy Award®-winning team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, including such songs as "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" and the straight-up swinging title tune… Add a book that takes turns tickling your funny bone and breaking your heart, courtesy of the legendary Neil Simon… Top it all off with a sparkling blend of direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Rob Ashford—and you’ve got an intoxicating evening of Broadway magic.

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Promises, Promises

'Promises, Promises' revival is so 1968
3 / 10

If you need to understand why Broadway - not to mention America - needed to change in 1968, take a look at "Promises, Promises," the emotionally and musically stunted show that opened the same year as "Hair" and entertained the tired-businessman market for three boffo years. More baffling is the motivation for a major revival of the dated Neil Simon/Burt Bacharach musical-comedy (based on the superior 1960 movie "The Apartment") about male-driven corporate sexual shenanigans in 1962. Unless exploitation of "Mad Men" fashions can be passed off as motive. Nor is it likely that dream casting is the justification for director/choreographer Rob Ashford's busy and charmless production.

Promises, Promises
6 / 10

Director/choreographer Rob Ashford is less resourceful than usual and only intermittently effective; his big idea here seems to be to add dancers doing the frug in the background. It is not Ashford's fault that Michael Bennett's original staging of "Turkey Lurkey Time," the big first-act production number, is easily viewable on the Internet; but it is that energy and humor that is altogether missing from the current staging.

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Photos: The Cast of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Takes Their Opening Night Bows by Bruce Glikas - Apr 21, 2023

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Promises, Promises FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Half As Big As Life
Grapes of Roth
Upstairs
You'll Think of Someone
Our Little Secret
She Likes Basketball
Knowing When to Leave
Where Can You Take a Girl?
Wanting Things
Turkey Lurkey Time
A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing
Whoever You Are
Christmas Day
A Young Pretty Girl Like You
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Promises, Promises
What Am I Doing Here?
Let's Pretend We're Grown Up
Tick Tock Goes the Clock
Loyal Resourceful
A Stroke of Luck
Hot Food
If You Only Knew
Promises, Promises has had 8 productions including Broadway which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1968, West End which opened in 1969, US Tour which opened in 1970, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 2010, West End which opened in 2017 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.
Promises, Promises has been nominated for two Tony Awards. These include Best Choreography for Rob Ashford and Best Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick.
Promises, Promises has been nominated for several awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical for Brian Ronan at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Choreography for Rob Ashford at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Outstanding Revival of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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