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Promises, Promises August 6, 2010

Filed under: theater — amandastrav @ 5:02 am
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If you don’t already know, I am a huge Kristin Chenoweth fan. I love her voice, her charisma and her bubbly personality. There’s something about her sound that is just powerful. Her range is seriously wicked. Not only is she on Broadway but she made numerous appearances on Glee, my absolute favorite show.

Now she is going from the screen back to the NYC stage in a resurrection of Promises, Promises in August.

Nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Choreography for Rob Ashford.  Based on the 1960 Academy Award-winning Billy Wilder film The Apartment that starred Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, Promises, Promises tells the story of the Consolidated Life Insurance Company and Chuck Baxter, one of its charming young employees. 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, the object of Chuck’s affection, becomes the mistress of one of his executives. With Simon’s funny and touching book and Bacharach and David’s hit-packed score (“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” “Promises, Promises,” and “Knowing When to Leave”), Promises, Promises is a unique and popular part of the musical theatre canon that will now return to the stage for the first time in over forty years, for a new generation of theatergoers.

synopsis provided by theatremania.com

 

How many of you are planning on seeing this awesome play? I’m right there with ya.

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