Promises, Promises is a musical based on the 1960 film The Apartment written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. 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; Robert Moore directed and David Merrick produced. The story concerns marital intrigue.
The show was originally produced on Broadway in 1968, running for 1,281 performances. The cast album won the Grammy Award for best cast recording, and two songs from the show, "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" and "Promises, Promises", became hit singles for Dionne Warwick.
A Broadway revival opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 25, 2010, after previews starting on March 27. The director and
choreographer is Rob Ashford; the musical stars Sean Hayes(Jack on Will and Grace) as Chuck and Kristin Chenoweth as Fran, and features Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, Katie Finneran as Marge MacDougall and Tony Goldwyn as J.D. Sheldrake.
From the Promises Promises Official website.
Katie Finnernan left Floridaand moved to New York City at age 19 to study acting with legendary acting teacher Uta Hagen.
She encourages young people not to listen to the opinions of everyone around them and trust their own intuitions in acting-related decisions. "If I teach you anything at all, I'll teach you to just shut your eyes and listen to yourself, Everybody knows what the right answer is for them."
As an aspiring performer, Finneran has had many "day jobs" to augment her income, including a ringside girl at a boxing ring, waitress, and perfume spray girl at Bloomingdale's. cappuccino bars, she has washed gym floors and was fired from Tavern on the Green restaurant. Nothing broke her spirit.
"I really and truly would have done anything just to stay in the game,
from the Independent Florida Alligator Elizabeth Leva
(Between West 52nd and 53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10019
Student groups can book a pre-show workshop taught by theatre professionals. Choose from one of 28 programs; prices start at $16 per person (minimum of 20)
While tickets range up to a high of $251.50 for premium seats, Students can get $30.00 tickets with a valid student I.D. Tickets are available for the day of the performance only at the Broadway Theatre box office. Two tickets per valid student ID. Subject to availability. Not recommended for children under the age of 12.
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