Promises, Promises Revival 2010

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

Promises, Promises - 2010 - Broadway History , 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

There's No Business Like a Show About Business
5 / 10

Sean Hayes is surprisingly charming and ingratiating as Baxter, and Katie Finneran steals the show for the scene and a half she’s in, bringing a much-needed comic jolt as the floozy Baxter picks up in a dive on Christmas Eve. But Kristin Chenoweth—who earned not just entrance applause but also entrance shrieks on the night I attended—seems miscast as Baxter’s love interest, Miss Kubelik: It’s impossible to imagine that such a no-nonsense dynamo would ever fall for Baxter’s conniving boss, much less try to kill herself when he jilts her.

Sean Hayes Pimps Crib, Woos Chenoweth in ‘Promises’
2 / 10

This brings us to the director-choreographer Rob Ashford, who has given us too much choreography and not enough direction, or the wrong kind. Ballet invades the action at almost every step, and farce is doggedly squeezed out of every conceivable moment. Such hyperactivity makes jokes cancel out one another, and doesn’t allow musical numbers to provide sufficient respite.

TV Closing Night Flashback: PROMISES, PROMISES
by Robert Diamond - 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.

STAGE TUBE: ABC Colleagues Serenade Sawyer With PROMISES PROMISES Tune
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 22, 2010


Diane Sawyer's co-workers had no intention of letting her 65th Birthday slide by unnoticed.

Wendi Bergamini Joins PROMISES, PROMISES 12/14
by Robert Diamond - December 14, 2010


The musical comedy Promises, Promises welcomes Wendi Bergamini as Broadway's new Miss Olsen beginning Tuesday, December 14th.

Kristin Chenoweth & Molly Shannon Reenact Real Housewives Fights
by Gabrielle Sierra - November 15, 2010


Check out Kristin Chenoweth and Molly Shannon as they reenact some choice moments from The Real Housewives Of Atla

PROMISES, PROMISES Celebrates 'Turkey Lurkey Time'
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2010


PROMISES, PROMISES is celebrating "Turkey Lurkey Time" with special holiday events.

Chenoweth 'Dizzy' at PROMISES; To Miss Wednesday Matinee
by Robert Diamond - 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.

PROMISES, PROMISES Celebrates 'Turkey Lurkey Time'
by BWW News Desk - November 8, 2010


PROMISES, PROMISES is celebrating "Turkey Lurkey Time" with special holiday events.

PROMISES, PROMISES Celebrates 'Turkey Lurkey Time'
by Gabrielle Sierra - November 5, 2010


PROMISES, PROMISES is celebrating "Turkey Lurkey Time" with special holiday events.

Broadway Sessions Welcomes Cast Members From PROMISES PROMISES 11/2
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.

Broadway Sessions Welcomes Cast Members From PROMISES PROMISES 11/2
by Gabrielle Sierra - 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.

Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 12 Adds PROMISES, PROMISES & RAIN Casts
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.'

STAGE TUBE: PROMISES' Shannon Visits Jimmy Fallon
by Jessica Lewis - 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.

Chenoweth to Perform at 9 Previously Announced Absences in PROMISES
by Gabrielle Sierra - 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.

Chenoweth to Perform at 9 Previously Announced Absences in PROMISES, PROMISES
by Robert Diamond - October 18, 2010


The producers of PROMISES, PROMISES announced 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.

TV: New PROMISES, PROMISES Montage with Molly Shannon!
by Robert Diamond - October 14, 2010


'Saturday Night Live' alumni Molly Shannon made her Broadway debut in hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES as Marge MacDougall for a limited 12 week run yesterday, October 12, 2010. Shannon will perform through Sunday, January 2, 2011. BroadwayWorld is excited to present a new video montage from the show featuring the first footage of the new star. Stay tuned for more coverage!

Photo Coverage: Molly Shannon Makes Broadway Debut in PROMISES!
by Monica Simoes - October 13, 2010


'Saturday Night Live' alumni Molly Shannon made her Broadway debut in hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES as Marge MacDougall for a limited 12 week run yesterday, October 12, 2010. Shannon will perform through Sunday, January 2, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for her opening night bow and brings you photo coverage below!

Molly Shannon Joins PROMISES, PROMISES for 11 Weeks Starting Oct. 12th
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2010


'Saturday Night Live' alumnus and 'Superstar' Molly Shannon will make her Broadway debut in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES as Marge MacDougall for a limited 11 week run from Tuesday, October 12, 2010 through Sunday, December 26, 2010. This new production of 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 on Sunday, April 25, 2010.

STAGE TUBE: Molly Shannon Invites You to PROMISES!
by Jessica Lewis - October 11, 2010


'Saturday Night Live' alumni Molly Shannon will make her Broadway debut in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES as Marge MacDougall for a limited 12 week run from Tuesday, October 12, 2010 through Sunday, January 2, 2011. 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 leading a cast of 27. Click below for a personal welcome massage from Shannon!

Promises, Promises History

Other Productions of Promises, Promises

1968   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1969   West End London Production
West End
1970   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1997   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert
Off-Broadway
2010   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2017   West End Off-West End Revival
West End
2018   Off-Broadway Transport Group Concert Production
Off-Broadway

Promises, Promises - 2010 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Leading Actress in a Musical Kristin Chenoweth
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Katie Finneran
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical Promises, Promises
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Brian Ronan
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Sean Hayes
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Choreography Rob Ashford
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Dick Latessa
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Katie Finneran
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical 0
2010 Tony Awards Best Choreography Rob Ashford
2010 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Jonathan Tunick
2010 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Sean Hayes
2010 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Katie Finneran

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