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'Promises' revival due

October 27, 2009|David Ng

Confirming rumors that have been circulating on Broadway during the last two weeks, producers said Monday that Emmy winners Kristin Chenoweth ("Pushing Daisies") and Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace) would star in a revival of "Promises, Promises," set to open April 25.

The musical, which is based on the Billy Wilder film "The Apartment," will open at the Broadway Theatre, according to Playbill.

Chenoweth will play the role of Fran Kubelik, which was originated by Shirley MacLaine in the 1960 film. Hayes will take the part of Chuck Baxter, originally played by Jack Lemmon.

"Promises, Promises" had its first Broadway production in 1968 and starred Jerry Orbach and Jill O'Hara. It features a book by Neil Simon and songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

In other Broadway casting news, Scarlett Johansson will star opposite Liev Schreiber early next year in a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge."

-- David Ng

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