Tony winner Dick Latessa joins a cast of 27.
The full cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Promises, Promises is set. Previously announced stars Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Finneran and Brooks Ashmankas will lead a cast of 27 in the production, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, that will begin previews at the Broadway Theatre on March 27 and open on April 25, 2010.
New additions to the cast include Tony Award winner Dick Latessa (Hairspray) as Dr. Dreyfuss, Peter Benson (The Pajama Game) as Mr. Kirkeby, Sean Martin Hingston (Contact) as Mr. Eichelberger and Ken Land (The Scarlet Pimpernel) as Jesse Vanderhof.
Other featured players include 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.
Featuring a score by Burt Bacharach (music) and Hal David (lyrics) and a book by Neil Simon, Promises, Promises tells the story of Chuck Baxter (Hayes), a charming young employee at the Consolidated Life Insurance Company. In an effort to advance at the company, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things become slightly complicated when Fran Kubelik (Chenoweth), the object of Chuck’s affection, becomes the mistress of one of his executives.
Based on the 1960 Academy Award-winning Billy Wilder film The Apartment starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, Promises, Promises debuted on Broadway in 1968 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1,268 performances through January 1, 1972. The show includes hits such as “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” “Knowing When to Leave” and the title song.
The revival features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Bruce Pask, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, with music direction by Phil Reno, and dance music arrangements by David Chase.