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Promises, Promises - 2010 - Broadway

$56.50 - $136.50

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission

Broadway Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1681 Broadway Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Promises, Promises


Promises, Promises - Entertainment Weekly
Still, as directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, the show forges ahead through the sheer force of design elegance, dance-floor stamina, performance energy, and the quick thinking of Hayes. The actor is nimble, funny, likable, and much more asexually wholesome than one might expect given that his character has agreed to allow his philandering bosses to use his midtown apartment for trysts in hopes of securing a promotion. While his performance style flips the calendar ahead to 1990s sitcoms that break the fourth wall, Hayes buoys the show with his generosity. He also compensates for Chenoweth's discomfort in her role (and unflattering wig!) as his love interest, the seemingly innocent coworker who turns out to be yet another company superior's plaything. And when, in a second-act show-stopper, Hayes is paired with agile and hilarious Katie Finneran as a lonely lady at a bar, the two break through barriers of time and setting to produce timeless audience laughs of pleasure.

Retro Without Irony - New York
T hanks to Mad Men fever, the time is right for a revival of Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach, and Hal David's 1968 musical Promises, Promises, itself based on Billy Wilder's 1960 film The Apartment. But there's nothing opportunistic about this production, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford: He and his cast revel in the show's modest but potent charms instead of attacking the material with superior everything-was-so-corny-back-then winks and nudges. It treats Bacharach’s melodies as the buoyant, intricate structures that they are, not just weird curios from another age. Set in 1962 Manhattan, the show is pleasingly retro without being a kitsch comic book: Even its Eames-a-go-go sets (by Scott Pask), as colorful and fun as they are, speak more of cocktail-cabinet sophistication than yard-sale tackiness.


 

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by Broadway Beat - January 2, 2011
In honor of the show's closing on January 2, BroadwayWorld.com brings you a look back at opening night! PROMISES, PROMISES, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, began previews at the Broadway Theater on Saturday, March 27, 2010 and opened on Sunday night, April 25, 2010. BroadwayWorld.com and Broadway Beat were there to bring you all the excitement of the show's opening night party at The Plaza Hotel.
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 22, 2010
Diane Sawyer's co-workers had no intention of letting her 65th Birthday slide by unnoticed.
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2010
The musical comedy Promises, Promises welcomes Wendi Bergamini as Broadway's new Miss Olsen beginning Tuesday, December 14th.
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2010
Check out Kristin Chenoweth and Molly Shannon as they reenact some choice moments from The Real Housewives Of Atla
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2010
PROMISES, PROMISES is celebrating "Turkey Lurkey Time" with special holiday events.
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2010
The New York Times is reporting that at last night's evening performance of PROMISES, PROMISES, star Kristin Chenoweth was reportedly feeling 'dizzy' and missed the show's curtain call. An ambulance was called for the star (said to be a standard procedure) and she was diagnosed with mild dehydration. The show's reps tell the Times that she will miss today's matinee, but is expected back in the show tonight.
by BWW News Desk - November 8, 2010
PROMISES, PROMISES is celebrating "Turkey Lurkey Time" with special holiday events.
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2010
PROMISES, PROMISES is celebrating "Turkey Lurkey Time" with special holiday events.
by BWW News Desk - November 2, 2010
Broadway Sessions is thrilled to welcome cast members from Promises, Promises and Next to Normal's Louis Hobson on Tuesday, November 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2010
Broadway Sessions is thrilled to welcome cast members from Promises, Promises and Next to Normal's Louis Hobson on Tuesday, November 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2010
Two more casts have added their voices to Broadway's Carols for a Cure, the annual holiday music CD benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). Promises, Promises cast members sing 'Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel,' and Joey Curatolo, who plays Paul McCartney in RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway, wrote and recorded an original song 'Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 26, 2010
Last night, October 25, Molly Shannon visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to tak about all thing PROMISES and what it's like to make a Broadway debut. Click below for the segment.
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2010
The producers of PROMISES, PROMISES are thrilled to announce that Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will now be performing during 9 previously announced absences from the hit musical. Due to new scheduling conflicts Kristin Chenoweth will be performing in PROMISES, PROMISES from Tuesday, October 19 through Wednesday, October 27.