Promises, Promises

Shubert Theatre

Previews Began: November 26, 1968

Opening Night: December 1, 1968

Closing Night: January 1, 1972

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Music: Burt Bacharach

Lyrics: Hal David

Book: Neil Simon

Chuck loans his apartment to executives at the Insurance company where he works in exchange for promises of promotion and is in love with a waitress at the company restaurant named Fran. But when J.D. Sheldrake, the personnel director of the company, starts using Chuck’s apartment to have an extra-marital affair with Fran, Chuck must decide just how much he is willing to sacrifice for advancement in the insurance company.

Musical Numbers

Act One

Half as Big as Life………………………….Chuck Baxter
Upstairs……………………………………….Chuck Baxter
You’ll Think of Someone…………………Fran Kubelik,
                                                           Chuck Baxter
Our Little Secret……Chuck Baxter, J.D. Sheldrake
Basketball……………………………………..Chuck Baxter
Knowing When to Leave………………..Fran Kubelik
Where Can You Take a Girl?…………..Mr. Dobitch,
                                                            Mr. Kirkeby,
                                                    Mr. Eichelberger,
                                                    Jesse Vanderhof
Wanting Things……………………………J.D. Sheldrake
Turkey Lurkey Time………………Vivien Della Hoya,
                                                   Miss Polanski,
                                                   Miss Wong

Act Two

A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing……Chuck Baxter,
                                                 Marge MacDougall,
                                                 Bar Patrons
Whoever You Are…………………………..Fran Kubelik
A Young Pretty Girl Like You………..Chuck Baxter,
                                                          Dr. Dreyfuss
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again……………Fran Kubelik,
                                                           Chuck Baxter
Promises, Promises……………………….Chuck Baxter

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