Promises, Promises

Musical - Original

Shubert Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 1, 1968
  • Closing Date: January 1, 1972
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 1281

Music: Burt Bacharach

Lyrics: Hal David

Book: Neil Simon


To gain favor at work, a junior executive allows bigwigs to use his apartment for trysts. His plan works swimmingly until he discovers his own office crush is one of the late-night visitors. Based on the movie The Apartment by Billy Wilder.


Opening Night Cast

Jill O'Hara Fran Kubelik
Jerry Orbach in Promises, Promises Jerry Orbach Chuck Baxter
A. Larry Haines Dr. Dreyfuss
Edward Winter J.D. Sheldrake
Adrienne Angel Sylvia Gilhooley
Ken Howard Karl Kubelik
Donna McKechnie in Promises, Promises Donna McKechnie Vivien Della Hoya
Marian Mercer Marge MacDougall
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Book
Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach Music
Hal David Hal David Lyrics
  Robert Moore Director
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Choreographer
Robin Wagner Robin Wagner Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1968 - 1969

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Outstanding Music Burt Bacharach Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance Jerry Orbach Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance Marian Mercer Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Theatre World Award Jill O'Hara Winner
1969 Theatre World Award Marian Mercer Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Actor in a Musical Jerry Orbach Winner
1969 Actress in a Musical Jill O'Hara Nominee
1969 Choreography Michael Bennett Nominee
1969 Direction of a Musical Robert Moore Nominee
1969 Featured Actor in a Musical Edward Winter Nominee
1969 Featured Actor in a Musical A. Larry Haines Nominee
1969 Featured Actress in a Musical Marian Mercer Winner
1969 Musical   Nominee
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