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Based on the film The Apartment by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond

Promises, Promises is a musical based on the 1960 film The Apartment. The music is by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David, and book by Neil Simon. Musical numbers for the original Broadway production were choreographed by Michael Bennett.

Closing: January 01, 1972

Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

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Promises, Promises Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Promises, Promises been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for Michael Bennett and Best Direction of a Musical for Robert Moore.

What other awards has Promises, Promises been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marian Mercer and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jill O'Hara.

What other awards has Promises, Promises won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marian Mercer and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jill O'Hara.

What awards has Promises, Promises been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marian Mercer and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jill O'Hara.

What awards has Promises, Promises won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marian Mercer and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jill O'Hara.

What productions of Promises, Promises have there been?
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.

What is the songs are in Promises, Promises and what's the order?
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