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Promises, Promises
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Promises, Promises

Broadway Theatre

2hrs. 40mins (1 Intermission)

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Promises, Promises tells the story of Chuck Baxter, a charming young employee at the Consolidated Life Insurance Company. In an effort to advance at the company, Chuck lends executives his ...

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1681 Broadway
New York, NY
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Important Dates

On Sale
Feb 21, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Jan 02, 2011

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What Is the Story of Promises, Promises?
Based on the 1960 Oscar-winning film The Apartment, this musical comedy tells the story of Chuck Baxter, an ambitious employee of Consolidated Life Insurance Company on his way up. As a bachelor, Chuck has what some of his colleagues desire: an apartment for hanky-panky. With the promise of promotion dangled before him, Chuck lends these senior executives his place for their extramarital trysts. As they get access to his place for their affairs, Chuck gets the key to his aspirations—and a rung (though a lowly one) on the corporate ladder. But Chuck becomes more than a little conflicted when he learns that Fran Kubelik, the object of his affection, is the mistress of his boss, the man who holds the key to both Chuck’s flat and his future.


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Promisesare fulfilled. Led by Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, the show is like a big dessert cart—with just enough bittersweet grace notes to prevent things from being marshmallow-cloying.

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from The New York Post

The show forges ahead through the sheer force of design elegance, dance-floor stamina, performance energy, and the quick thinking of Sean Hayes.

Review by Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly

Set in 1962 Manhattan, the show is pleasingly retro without being a kitsch comic book: Even its Eames-a-go-go sets (by Scott Pask), as colorful and fun as they are, speak more of cocktail-cabinet sophistication than yard-sale tackiness. The same goes for the performances.

Review by Stephanie Zacharek from New York Magazine


for Promises, Promises
Fran Kubelik
Chuck Baxter
J.D. Sheldrake
Dr. Dreyfuss


for Promises, Promises
Burt Bacharach
Hal David
Neil Simon
Director and Choreographer
Rob Ashford
Set Designer
Scott Pask
Costume Designer
Bruce Pask
Sound Designer
Brian Ronan
Jonathan Tunick