I know this is old news to many of you by now, but Promises, Promises, Burt Bacharach’s much loved 1968 musical, is finally headed back to Broadway.
The revival—the show’s first since its opening on Broadway more than 40 years ago—is scheduled to open at the Broadway Theatre on April 27 with Sean Hayes (of TV’s “Will and Grace”) and Kristin Chenoweth starring in the roles originated on Broadway by Jerry Orbach and Jill O’Hara. The producers are John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Candy Spelling, Pat Addiss and The Weinstein Company.
Based on the 1960 Billy Wilder film The Apartment and featuring a book by Neil Simon, Promises, Promises was one of the first mainstream Broadway musicals to showcase a pop music score, and it introduced a number of Bacharach-David classics, including “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Whoever You Are, I Love You,” “Knowing When To Leave,” and the title song.
Needless to say, this is great news for fans of both Bacharach and Broadway.
I’ll post updates as I get them