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 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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