Rehearsals for the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises are underway. We began the week with a meet and greet. So cool to go to work and see Neil Simon, there! Living legend. His book for Promises is great; makes me wish he’d write more for the musical theater. I’m playing Eichelberger, one of the Executives at Consolidated Life. I did it at City Center, Encores!, back in the mid-90s, and had a blast. As soon as the audience hears that unmistakable sound of Burt Bacharach’s 1960s pop score – the overture is nothing short of spectacular - they go crazy. This is Rob Ashford’s long-overdue Broadway directorial debut. He’s had great success on Broadway as a choreographer, and as both a director and choreographer on the West End. Bravo Rob. The show stars my darling, Kristin (our first Broadway show together after all those concerts!) Chenoweth and the incomparable Sean Hayes. Add Brooks Ashmanskas into the brew and you can imagine that rehearsal is literally a laugh a minute. Then there’s Tony Goldwyn, Dick Latessa (Last time we worked together was on The Encores! production) me old mate, Katie Finneran (Love her!). The rest of the cast are all Broadway vets and the dancing will be a real highlight. It’s going to be a very hot ticket. Here’s a pic of KC and me from Carnegie Hall.
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