Promises, Promises in Concert | Transport Group

Promises, Promises in Concert

Transport Group Theatre Company Presents
Promises, Promises in Concert
Book by Neil Simon, Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David
Monday, June 25, 2018 at 8:00PM

Merkin Concert Hall
67th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway
 
Directed by Jack Cummings III

Musical Direction by Joey Chancey

Once again Transport Group celebrates great American musical theatre with a star-studded, one-night-only event: Promises, Promises in Concert, featuring Burt Bacharach's original, fully-orchestrated score sung by an A-list Broadway cast.

Promises, Promises is based on the 1960 film The Apartment and opened on Broadway in 1968 starring Jerry Orbach and Jill O'Hara. It was revived on Broadway in 2010 starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth.

The evening will be hosted by Margo Sappington and Jill O'Hara. Sappington is a Tony Award nominated choreographer and performer who played "Miss Polanski" in the originial Broadway producition, dancing in the number "Turkey Lurkey Time." She was also Michael Bennett's assistant on the production. O'Hara originated the role of Fran Kubelik and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance. She also appeared in the original companies of Hair and George M! and has released albums of her own songs and recordings and has performed her own cabaret shows.

The concert stars John Cariani (The Band's Visit; Tony nominee Fiddler on the Roof), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; Sweeney Todd; Obie Award for TG's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs), Jessica Fontanta (Cinderella; TG's Once Upon a Mattress) and Santino Fontana ( Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; Tootsie; Tony nominee Cinderella). Also Featuring Stanley Bahorek (Amazing Grace, Queen of the Mist), Lauren Blackman (Anastasia), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Marc Kudisch (Finding Neverland, Hand to God), Sean McLaughlin (Hello Dolly), Bruce Sabath (Cagney), Tally Sessions (War Paint), and Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening).

Transport Group's concert features a live orchestra performing Burt Bacharach's Grammy Award-winning music, including popular hits such as "Knowing When to Leave" and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."

In addition, the evening includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production.

Past Transport Group concerts have been sold-out, once-in-a-lifetime events celebrating Baby, The Music Man, Once Upon A Mattress, Peter Pan, A Man of No Importance and most recently, Man of La Mancha.

This series is made possible through the generous support of Anne L. Bernstein and is produced by special arrangement with Tams Witmark.

Premium Ticket includes premium seating and a post-show reception with the cast.

Tickets purchased before June 20, 2018 will be mailed to the shipping address provided at checkout.

Donna Lynne Champlin
Santino Fontana
Ali Stroker
Jessica Fontana
Stanley Bahorek
Tally Sessions
John Cariani
Marc Kudisch
Bruce Sabath
Lauren Blackman
Hannah Corneau
Sean McLaughlin