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Burt Bacharachâ€™s incredible music and Hal Davidâ€™s brilliant lyrics come together with a book by legendary playwright Neil Simon in Promises, Promises â€“ the hit Broadway musical based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment.
Chuck Baxter is junior executive at a New York insurance company, where his mid-town residence makes him popular with the executives bosses â€“ who promise him promotion in order to â€œentertainâ€ at his apartment. A morally tricky dilemma gets worse for Chuck when he realises his own secret crush, Fran Kubelik, has been invited over to his place for a rendezvous by Chuckâ€™s Manager, JD Sheldrake.
This Tony Award Nominated, Grammy Award Winning musical is a triumph of 1960s sexual work-place politics, with a quick witted script and unforgettable songs including Knowing When To Leave, Promises, Promises and Iâ€™ll Never Fall in Love Again.
First produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick. The musical is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library.
Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Tony-Award winning Broadway, film and TV actress/singer Betty Buckley is fresh off her year long acclaimed run in the First National Tour of the new production of the Broadway Hit Hello, Dolly! She is preparing to kick off the 2019-2020 Cabaret Series at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts at the Samueli Theater October 17 a?' 19 in Costa Mesa.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The complete cast, including visiting cast with Broadway credentials and returning local actors, has been announced for Pioneer Theatre Company's Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The concert-style production runs just three performances, over October 18 & 19, 2019, and is an add-on to PTC's 2019-2020 season.
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Bryan Cranston stopped by 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to talk about his Tony-nominated role in Broadway's 'Network.' During the interview, Cranston brings up his unorthodox method to smooth over a botched line during a recent performance of the play.
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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces three winning plays for the The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series: Passing Parades by Fengar Gael, The New Galileos by Amy Berryman, and Three Months with Pook by Jack Feldstein on Mondays, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC
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by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of veteran General Manager, Producer and 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre recipient Alan Wasser, who passed away on April 14, 2019 at age 70. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Majestic, Marquis and St. James Theatres in New York for one minute on Monday, May 20 at exactly 6:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 14th Annual Chicago Sings concert: Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight, Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and light appetizers. Performances, awards ceremony and paddle raising begins at 7 p.m. in the Edlis Neeson Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $125 at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. Tickets at the door will be $150. The event has reserved seating and supports Porchlight Music Theatre's educational and artistic programming.
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019
The new musical 'Perfectly Ordinary' premieres at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester for a LIMITED RUN 22-24th July. The show, set on an NHS psychiatric ward, aims to spread mental health awareness and is based on real life stories.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
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by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 15, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
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