Promises, Promises the hit Broadway musical based on the multi Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neil Simon,
is to get its first London production since its 1969 West End premiere.
Promises, Promises, about a junior executive at an insurance company who sets out to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his marriedsuperiors for extra marital affairs, will open at the Southwark Playhouse in January 2017.
Tickets will go on sale to the public from July 13.
Promises, Promises, produced by Aria Entertainment and SENBLA, is based on The Apartment, the film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, as follow-up to Some Like It Hot, and starred Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray.
The original Broadway production of Promises, Promises premiered in 1968 and ran for 1,281 performances. A West End production opened in 1969 featuring Tony Roberts and
Betty Buckley. The cast album won the Grammy Award for best cast recording, and a song from the show, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, became a hit single for Dionne Warwick
and a UK no.1 hit for Bobbie Gentry.
A 2010 Broadway revival starring Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes and Wicked star Kristin Chenoweth, included two additional Bacharach-David songs, I Say a Little Prayer, a 1967
million-selling hit written for Dionne Warwick, and A House Is Not a Home – and they will also be in the new London production.