Kristin Chenoweth to Depart Promises Cast in September

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Tony and Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth will depart the cast of the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises in September.

Promises, Promises star Kristin Chenoweth
Promises, Promises star Kristin Chenoweth Photo by Joan Marcus

Chenoweth, according to an interview with, will play her final performance at the Broadway Theatre Sept. 26. The singing actress also said she will return to the hit Fox series "Glee" for its new season.

"I just have to say how proud I am of ['Glee']," Chenoweth told the website. "I'm proud that I took that on. I can't wait to come back and I'm very honored they wrote that part for me. I think that what they've done is they've made being a nerd cool. And I was certainly one in high school so I'm really glad they did that."

Directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford, Promises officially opened April 25. The production co-stars Emmy winner Sean Hayes. The musical was recently nominated for four 2010 Tony Awards.

Chenoweth, who received a Tony nomination for her work as Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, has been seen on the New York stage in The Fantasticks, Scapin, Steel Pier, A New Brain, Epic Proportions, Strike Up the Band, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise and Candide. The actress won her Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in the Broadway bow of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Her screen credits include "Four Christmases," "Into Temptation," "Pushing Daisies," "Kristin," "The West Wing," "The Music Man," "The Pink Panther," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Deck the Halls" and "Running with Scissors." Her solo recordings include "Let Yourself Go," "As I Am" and the newly released "A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas." She recently picked up her first Emmy Award for her work in ABC's "Pushing Daisies."

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 features 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.

The 1968 musical was nominated for Best Musical at the 1969 Tony Awards. The score also includes "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Knowing When to Leave," "Where Can You Take a Girl?," "You'll Think of Someone," "Turkey Lurkey Time," "A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing," "Wanting Things," "Whoever You Are" "Half As Big As Life," "Basketball," "Upstairs," "A Young Pretty Girl Like You" and the title tune.

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 or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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