RIALTO CHATTER: Chenoweth to Depart PROMISES 9/26?; Returns to GLEE Next Season
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by Rialto Chatter
According to published reports, Kristin Chenoweth has confirmed that she will be departing PROMISES, PROMISES on September 26, 2010 and head back onto the GLEE set to film additional guest appearances.
Writes crushable.com: "Kristin - currently on Broadway in the musical Promises, Promises - says she leaves that show Sept. 26, after which she'll tape appearances as April Rhodes (Mr. Schue's washed-up high school classmate) for next season, among other projects."
Chenoweth tells the site yesterday while atending Cosmo's 'Practice Safe Sun Awards' in New York: "The only dirt I have is that Matthew Morrison is the love of my life, dang it...oh, I love him...I just have to say how proud I am of [GLEE]. I'm proud that I took that on. I can't wait to come back and I'm very honored they wrote that part for me. I think that what they've done is they've made being a nerd cool. And I was certainly one in high school so I'm really glad they did that."
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 Renee 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.