The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie

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16 Nov 2013

In 1968, McKechnie appeared in the original production of Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon's Promises, Promises. She played Vivien Della Hoya opposite Jerry Orbach as Chuck Baxter and Jill O'Hara as Fran Kubelik.

The musical opened on Dec. 1, 1968, at the Shubert Theatre and enjoyed a 1,281-performance run. In the show's positive New York Times review, Clive Barnes wrote that McKechnie "led the dance number at the end of the first act with the power and drive of a steam hammer in heat."

Read the Promises, Promises Playbill here.

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