Broadway Bacharach Promises London a Transfer???
Famously, the 1968 piece - based on Billy Wilder and Neil Simon’s Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, in which a man tries to climb the corporate ladder by letting bosses use his apartment for their romantic trysts - was the only musical written by supercool Sixties songwriter Burt Bacharach. The score by Bacharach, with lyrics by his long-time collaborator Hal David, includes the classic “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”.
Promises, Promises last had a major UK outing in a 2005 Sheffield Crucible production starring Emma Williams – for which a West End transfer failed to materialise. The new Broadway offering is produced by Candy Spelling, widow of the late American TV producer Aaron Spelling.