Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Masterworks Broadway releases Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY RELEASES
THE NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF PROMISES, PROMISES
RECORDING AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE NOW.
MUSIC BY BURT BACHARACH AND LYRICS BY HAL DAVID
THE FIRST EVER REVIVAL OF PROMISES, PROMISES
NOMINATED FOR 4 TONY AWARDS

Bacharach's brilliant score is the epitome of the pop-Broadway hybrid, and this revival adds two of his best songs (“Say A Little Prayer” and “A House is Not a Home”) to nuggets such as "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."     - Elisabeth Vincentelli,New York Post
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY proudly announces the upcoming release of the New Broadway Cast Recording ofPROMISES, PROMISES.  The recording is available nationwide physically and digitally on June 22, 2010 and is produced by Grammy Award winners David Caddick and David Lai.  For the first time in over forty years PROMISES, PROMISESreturns to the stage starring Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth. Directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford, this new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, with Neil Simon’s funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s hit-packed score, opened at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, April 25, 2010.

PROMISES, PROMISES stars Sean Hayes as Chuck Baxter, Kristin Chenoweth as Fran Kubelik, Tony Goldwyn as J.D. Sheldrake, Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Marge MacDougall and Tony Award winner Dick Latessa as Dr. Dreyfuss.  They lead a cast of 27 including Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, Peter Benson as Mr. Kirkeby, Se├ín Martin Hingston as Mr. Eichelberger andKen Land as Jesse Vanderhof.

“The time is right for a revival of PROMISES, PROMISES and to add its cast recording to the rich catalogue of MASTERWORKS BROADWAY,” said Alex Miller, General Manager and Senior Vice President of SONY MASTERWORKS.  “Burt Bacharach and Hal David's music immediately evokes the 1960s era and is brought to contemporary life through the extraordinary talents of Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes and the cast.” 

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 his career, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things become slightly complicated when Chuck discovers Fran Kubelik, the object of his affection, is involved with one of the executives. 

PROMISES, PROMISES earned 4 Tony Award nominations including: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Sean Hayes), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Katie Finneran), Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), and Best Choreography (Rob Ashford).

PROMISES, PROMISES features orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, with music direction by Phil Reno and dance music arrangements by David Chase.

PROMISES, PROMISES is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, The Weinstein Company/Terry Allen Kramer, Candy Spelling, Pat Addiss, Bernie Abrams/Michael Speyer, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand and Norton Herrick/Barry & Fran Weissler/TBS Service/Laurel Oztemel in association with Michael McCabe/Joseph Smith and Stage Ventures 2009 No. 2 Limited Partnership.  Beth Williams is the executive producer.

Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks.  For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visitwww.masterworksbroadway.com.

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