And so it comes as no surprise really, that the cast list for Promises, Promises is right up there with the recently announced casts of Come Fly Away and La Cage aux Folles. This company consists of a multiple Emmy winner, 3 Tony winners, and a Tony nominee, co-stars a respected stage and screen star, and is directed (his directorial Broadway debut) and choreographed by Tony winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cry-Baby).
By now, I'm sure you've heard that Sean Hayes (Will and Grace, Damn Yankees at Encores! Summer Stars) will be making his Broadway debut in a role that won the legendary Jerry Orbach a Tony Award. His co-star will be the very popular and very talented Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony winner for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, who also starred in a little show called Wicked. She recently won an Emmy for her work in Pushing Daisies.
The supporting cast features Katie Finneran (Tony-winner for Noises Off, Cabaret), Dick Latessa (Tony-winner for Hairspray, Damn Yankees (1994 revival), Cabaret), Brooks Ashmanskas (Tony nominee for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, The Ritz, and currently, Present Laughter), and Tony Goldwyn (the film Ghost, on stage in The Dying Gaul). The rest of the supporting cast includes: Peter Benson (Cabaret, Wonderful Town, Pal Joey), Sean Martin Hingston (Contact) and Ken Land (Victor/Victoria, The Scarlet Pimpernel).
The Promises, Promises ensemble will be made up of Cameron Adams (Shrek, Cry-Baby, Hairspray), Ashley Amber (Cry-Baby, Curtains), Helen Anker, Nathan Balser (Legally Blonde), Wendi Bergamini (South Pacific), Nikki Renee Daniels (Lestat, Les Miserables (Revival)), Sarah Jane Everman (Shrek, The Apple Tree), Chelsea Krombach (Wicked), Keith Kuhl (The Times They Are A-Changin', Sweet Charity), Matt Loehr (Mary Poppins, Movin' Out), Mayumi Miguel (Cry-Baby, Contact), Brian O'Brien (Beauty and the Beast, Chicago), Sarah O'Gleby, Adam Perry (Wicked), Megan Sikora (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Curtains), Matt Wall (The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Ryan Watkinson (Xanadu) and Kristen Beth Williams.
The 1968 musical has a book by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David. Promises, Promises will have scenic design by Scott Pask (Tony-winner for The Coast of Utopia and The Pillowman, 9to5, Hair), costume design by Bruce Pask (twin brother of Scott Pask), lighting design by Donald Holder (Tony-winner for The Lion King and South Pacific), and sound design by Brian Ronan (next to normal, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens). Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick (Tony-winner for Titanic, the original Promises, Promises, both the original and revivals of A Chorus Line, and just about every Broadway production of a Stephen Sondheim musical) , with music direction by Phil Reno (The Drowsy Chaperone), and dance music arrangements by David Chase (Billy Elliot, Cry-Baby, Bye Bye Birdie).
I've always been excited about this show. I love the score, and I can't wait to see this company in action!
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