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Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises is a musical based on the 1960 film The Apartment. 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 a junior executive at an insurance company who seeks to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for trysts.

The original Broadway production premiered in 1968, with Jerry Orbach as Chuck Baxter and Jill O’Hara and ran for 1,281 performances. A London production opened in 1969 featuring Tony Roberts and Betty Buckley. 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.

Book by Neil Simon
Based on the screenplay The Apartment by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick

Chuck Baxter – Patrick Kramer
Fran Kubelik – Megan Murphy Chambers
J.D. Sheldrake – David Arnold
Dr. Dreyfuss – Phil Perry
Marge MacDougall – Laura Crockarell
Dobitch – Brian Hill
Kirkeby – Tyler Evick
Eichelberger – Brad Brown
Vanderhof – Lane Wright
Miss Olsen – Cat Arnold
With: Christina Candilora, Rosemary Fosse, Christen Heilman Runyon, Tyler Adams, Zach Shockley, Morganne Best, and Emily Whitlow