Pop Hit "Prayer" Added to Score of Promises, Promises Revival

News   Pop Hit "Prayer" Added to Score of Promises, Promises Revival Theatregoers who attend the upcoming Broadway revival of Promises, Promises, which begins previews March 27 at the Broadway Theatre, will have an additional song to enjoy.
Promises, Promises star Kristin Chenoweth
Promises, Promises star Kristin Chenoweth Photo by Tony D'Orio

A show spokesperson confirmed to Playbill.com that the Burt Bacharach-Hal David pop hit "I Say a Little Prayer" has been added to the score of the musical and will be performed by its Tony and Emmy-winning leading lady, Kristin Chenoweth.

Directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford, Promises will officially open April 25.

The cast will be led by Emmy winner Sean Hayes as Chuck Baxter and Tony and Emmy winner Chenoweth as Fran Kubelik with Tony Goldwyn as J.D. Sheldrake, Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Marge MacDougall and Tony Award winner Dick Latessa as Dr. Dreyfuss. The ensemble includes Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, Peter Benson as Mr. Kirkeby, Seán Martin Hingston as Mr. Eichelberger, Ken Land as Jesse Vanderhof, and features Cameron Adams, Ashley Amber, Helen Anker, Nathan Balser, Wendi Bergamini, Nikki Renee Daniels, Sarah Jane Everman, Chelsea Krombach, Keith Kuhl, Matt Loehr, Mayumi Miguel, Brian O'Brien, Sarah O'Gleby, Adam Perry, Megan Sikora, Matt Wall, Ryan Watkinson and Kristen Beth Williams.

Promises features a score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and a book by Neil Simon. Based on the 1960 Academy Award-winning Billy Wilder film "The Apartment," the musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of the Consolidated Life Insurance Company and Chuck Baxter, one of its charming young employees. In an effort to advance at the company, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things become slightly complicated when Fran Kubelik, the object of Chuck’s affection, becomes the mistress of one of his executives."

The production will feature scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Bruce Pask, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, with music direction by Phil Reno and dance music arrangements by David Chase. 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 and Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand in association with Michael McCabe/Joseph Smith and Stage Ventures 2009 No. 2 Limited Partnership. Beth Williams is the executive producer.

Tickets range from $136.50-$56.50 and are available by visiting telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.