Promises, Promises

Broadway Theatre
1681 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
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Dull. Outdated.

A poor excuse for a revival.

Amazing!

Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth are amazing in this show! I would give anything to see it again. I would suggest 2nd row seats to anyone, you can really see whats going on vs. the 10th row.

GO GO GO SEE IT. A DELIGHTFUL EVENING!

I and the rest of the audience laughed through the entire show. It was a witty clever comedy yet touching at the same time. It delivers on its promises!! Dont miss it if you like happy feel good plays!

LOVE LO V E LOVE

Such an amazing show!!!! I loved it soooooooo much!!! Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes were amazing. Also, Tony award winner Katie Finneran STOLE THE SHOW!!! Everyone should see this show, its soooo funny!!!

Promises Promises

This play was seen on 7/7/10 in the Broadway Theatre Midtown NYC: Although I have never read the original screen play, The Apartment, by Billy Wilder & IAL Diamond, or the book, by Neil Simon, from just the one scene, beautifully acted, on the 2010 Tony Awards broadcast, I was hooked. The set is very retro, giving you a wonderful 60?s vibe from the moment the curtain rises, but make no mistake; the situation is as current today as the day it was originally written. I was fortunate enough to see Sean Hayes as Chuck Baxter and Kristin Chenoweth as Fran Kubelik, in the lead roles. As everyone who has seen Kristen Chenoweth, on Broadway or the TV series Glee knows; that woman can belt out a tune! Although the amazing Burt Bacharach songs brought back some wonderful memories of times gone by, some of the songs were not particularly well suited for Chenoweth?s powerful voice. The surprise of the night was that Sean Hayes is every bit as talented in the singing department as Chenoweth and is not to be dismissed. Hayes brings much of Jack, the fun character he played on Will and Grace, to the stage with him and that makes him the perfect combination of loveable and charismatic, such that the audience wants to root for him to succeed. But there?s a tie for the ?scene stealers award? which goes to Katie Finneran playing Marge MacDougall and Dick Latessa playing Dr. Dreyfuss. There is not a single scene in which either plays, that the entire audience does not end up roaring in laughter. For these two characters alone the play is a good night on the town. Although the amazing second act far outshines the lack luster first act, this play is well worth the price of admission.

Promises,promises

The show did not live up to its name.It promised but didnt deliver. The book is outdated .The music and lyrics have become standards for the senior citizen crowd. The singing voices of the stars were beautiful. Kate Finnerman who has a small role in the second act steals the show. The air conditioning in the theatre worked perfectly making a good afternoon to spend lisening and watching the type of show that is longer being produced.

Top Notch Broadway Entertainment

I thought Sean Hayes and Kristen Chenoweth were wonderful in the revinal of Promises Promises. As everyone knows, Sean has perfect comic timing and Kristen has a huge voice which could carry a show. But the dancers, who were especially good, are seldom mentioned and should be given credit for a spectacular performance. The play has a message that isnt outdated and music that is timeless. Go see it for a real Broadway experience. Top Notch toe tapping entertainment.

Promises Promises

We didnt think we would like this show. We thought it would be dated. But it wasnt. This show is as fabulous now as it ever was. The comedic beautiful writing of Neil Simon is what enabled this show to remain relevant. And, with excellent material, all of the actors performed magnificently. The plot is cute, the acting and singing is perfect, the sets are very imaginative and the directing is flawless. We woulnt change one thing in this wonderful show. We really had an excellent time. We loved this show.

PROMISES SHOWS IT'S AGE

What was refreshingly offbeat and innovative in1968 hasnt aged very well. While the Bacharach/ David score is still plesant, Neil Smons book seems tame now and most of his jokes dont land anymore. Sean Hayes makes a smashing Broadway debut but Kristin Chenoweth is miscast and this talented actress works hard, but she and the part are not a good match. Best of all is Katie Finnernan in a small roll who steals the show. Lively dances and colorful sets, but PROMSES, PROMISES shows its age.

I liked it!

I saw this show this week and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It wasnt the best show Ive ever seen but I really liked it. I love Sean Hayes and he did a great job in his role and, of course, Kristin Chenowith was fantastic. There were plenty of laughs and a terrific and hilarious scene in a bar which was the opening scene of the second act. The music was fun and people around me were bopping to the music. Again it wasnt the best show ever but I have seen A LOT worse! I would recommend it as just a fun show to go to.

Disappointing

I just got back from seeing this show. I have a special place in my heart for "Promises, Promises," having seen it in 1968 as a kid, and having performed in it as a teenager in a community theatre production. Fast forward 40 years, and I couldnt wait to see it. I have to say that I was really disappointed tonight. I think that with the exception of Sean Hayes, the leads were totally miscast. Kristen Chenoweth is totally wrong for the part, and badly directed. I It seems that shes only there to sing hit songs, and lacks the innocence that is needed to play her part. Its a badly cast show in general, with the exception of Mr. Hayes and a few of the minor roles. The show is terribly dated, which could have been rectified with some clever directing, but that doesnt happen. Adding "I Say A Little Prayer" to the song list is embarrassingly uncomfortable. Good luck to this show. There may still be hope, but with only 10 days till opening night, I wish it the best.

Disappointing

I just got back from seeing this show. I have a special place in my heart for "Promises, Promises," having seen it in 1968 as a kid, and having performed in it as a teenager in a community theatre production. Fast forward 40 years, and I couldnt wait to see it. I have to say that I was really disappointed tonight. I think that with the exception of Sean Hayes, the leads were totally miscast. Kristen Chenoweth is totally wrong for the part, and badly directed. I It seems that shes only there to sing hit songs, and lacks the innocence that is needed to play her part. Its a badly cast show in general, with the exception of Mr. Hayes and a few of the minor roles. The show is terribly dated, which could have been rectified with some clever directing, but that doesnt happen. Adding "I Say A Little Prayer" to the song list is embarrassingly uncomfortable. Good luck to this show. There may still be hope, but with only 10 days till opening night, I wish it the best.

RE:Promises, Promises

I just got back from seeing this show. I have a special place in my heart for "Promises, Promises," having seen it in 1968 as a kid, and having performed in it as a teenager in a community theatre production. Fast forward 40 years, and I couldnt wait to see it. I have to say that I was really disappointed tonight. I think that with the exception of Sean Hayes, the leads were totally miscast. Kristen Chenoweth is totally wrong for the part, and badly directed. I It seems that shes only there to sing hit songs, and lacks the innocence that is needed to play her part. Its a badly cast show in general, with the acception of Mr. Hayes and a few of the minor roles. The show is terribly dated, which could have been rectified with some clever directing, but that doesnt happen. Adding "I Say A Little Prayer" to the song list is embarrassingly uncomfortable. Good luck to this show. There may still be hope, but with only 10 days till opening night, I wish it the best.