Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

Book by Neil Simon
Based on the Screenplay The Apartment by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David

Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick

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Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

Book by Neil Simon
Based on the Screenplay The Apartment by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David

Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick

Overview

In New York City in the 1960s, an ambitious accountant named Chuck Baxter lends out his apartment to his supervisors, who need a discreet place for illicit afternoon rendezvous. Miserable and exploited, Chuck finds a beacon of hope in coworker Fran, who is trapped in a romantic predicament of her own. The bittersweet romantic comedy features a groundbreaking contemporary score from composer Burt Bacharach. The score includes the blockbuster hit “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” plus “Knowing When To Leave,” “Turkey Lurkey Time,” “Whoever You Are,” and the title song.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (1927-2018) is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in theatre history. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come ...

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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned more than five decades. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema. With The A ...

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I.A.L. Diamond

I.A.L. Diamond (1920-1988) and Billy Wilder began collaborating in 1957. Beginning with Love in the Afternoon, their partnership spanned 25 years and a dozen critically acclaimed films, including Merry Andrew; Some Like It Hot (Oscar nomination); The Apartment; One, Two, Thre ...

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Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach has been one of the most-honored and successful composers for six decades. His music is as diverse as his audiences, spanning generations and continents, as he is celebrated both as a pop culture icon and one of the world’s greatest contemporary composers. Bach ...

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Hal David

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head," "This Guy's in Love with You," and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," are just three of the hits in a string of standards written by Academy Award-winning lyricist Hal David (1921-2012). "Raindrops," which was in the movie Butch Cassidy and ...

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