Yesterday, June 22, Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Finneran and Dick Latessa hosted a special "Talk Back" and Q&A sessions as well as a CD signing in celebration of the new Broadway cast recording of Promises, Promises (available now via online and retail outlets). BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the event.
PROMISES, PROMISES stars Sean Hayes
as Chuck Baxter, Kristin Chenoweth
as Fran Kubelik, Tony Goldwyn
as J.D. Sheldrake, Katie Finneran
as Marge MacDougall and Dick Latessa
as Dr. Dreyfuss. They lead a cast of 27 that includes Brooks Ashmanskas
as Mr. Dobitch, Peter Benson
as Mr. Kirkeby, Seán Martin Hingston as Mr. Eichelberger, Ken Land
as Jesse Vanderhof, and features Cameron Adams
, Ashley Amber
, Helen Anker
, Nathan Balser
, Wendi Bergamini
, Nikki Rene
e Daniels, Sarah Jane
Everman, Chelsea Krombach
, Keith Kuhl, Matt Loehr
, Mayumi Miguel
, Brian O'Brien
, Sarah O'Gleby
, Adam Perry
, Megan Sikora
, Matt Wall
, Ryan Watkinson
and Kristen Beth Williams
PROMISES, PROMISES marks Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford's Broadway debut as director/choreographer. With Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score ("I'll Never Fall In Love Again," "Promises, Promises," and "Knowing When to Leave") PROMISES, PROMISES is a unique and popular part of the musical theatre canon that will now return to the stage for the first time in over forty years, for a new generation of theatergoers.
PROMISES, PROMISES features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Bruce Pask, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Brian Ronan and hair and wig design by Tom Watson. Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, with music direction by Phil Reno, and dance music arrangements by David Chase.
Based on the 1960 Academy Award-winning Billy Wilder film The Apartment that starred Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, PROMISES, PROMISES tells the story of the Consolidated Life Insurance Company and Chuck Baxter, one of its charming young employees. In an effort to advance his career, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things become slightly complicated when Chuck discovers Fran Kubelik, the object of his affection, is involved with one of the executives.
Tickets range from $136.50 - $56.50 and are available at telecharge.com (212-239-6200). For more information, visit www.promisespromisesbroadway.com.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski