Promises, Promises: first London production since 1969 announced

Date Posted: 30/06/2016

The Broadway musical Promises, Promises will open at the Southwark Playhouse in January 2017 – its first London production since 1969.

The show, which is based on the 1960 film The Apartment, boasts music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David.

The musical follows the story of office worker Chuck Baxter as he allows his apartment to be used for extra marital affairs by his married superiors.

Promises, Promises includes hits such as I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Knowing When to Leave and the title song, Promises, Promises.

The new London production will also feature two additional Bacharach-David songs – I Say a Little Prayer and A House Is Not a Home.

The cast is to be announced later this year, and tickets will go on sale from 13th of July.

The history of Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises is based on the film The Apartment, which was produced and directed by Billy Wilder as a follow-up to Some Like It Hot.

The film starred Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray, and was nominated for ten Academy Awards, of which it won five.

The original Broadway production of Promises, Promises premiered in 1968 and ran for 1,281 performances. The West End production opened in 1969 and starred Tony Roberts and Betty Buckley.

The cast album won the Grammy Award for the best cast recording.

In 2010, a Broadway revival starred Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes and Wicked star Kristin Chenoweth.

About the Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse Theatre Company was founded in 1993 by Juliet Alderdice, Tom Wilson and Mehmet Ergen.

The theatre boasts many links to Southwark and has developed an innovative free youth and community programme.

Southwark Playhouse also works closely with schools, Southwark Council, local businesses and organisations with the aim to improve educational achievement.

For more information visit www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.

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