REVIEW: Promises, Promises @Southwark Playhouse

At roughly three hours long, this charming Burt Bacharach musical is in definite need of some editing but is warm hearted and loveably goofy entertainment.  Based on the classic Billy Wilder film The Apartment and featuring the instantly recognisable music of Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David, Bronagh Lagan’s production of Promises, Promises is… Read More

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NEWS: Promises Promises Producers to Workshop Brand New Burt Bacharach Musical

Producers Katy Lipson and Ollie Rosenblatt are working on the European premiere of a new Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater musical titled Some Lovers it has been confirmed.  Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla will present an industry-only workshop reading of the show at the Southwark Playhouse on Friday the 17th… Read More

NEWS: Cast Confirmed for Promises, Promises at the Southwark Playhouse

Final casting for Bronagh Lagan’s production of  the hit Burt Bacharach,Hal David and Neil Simon Broadway musical, running at the Southwark Playhouse from the 13th January until the 18th February has been confirmed.  Based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment, Promises, Promises  is the story of Chuck Baxter, who is a junior executive at a New York… Read More

NEWS: Creative Team Announced for Promises,Promises at Southwark Playhouse

The creative team for the first major London revival of Promises, Promises running at the Southwark Playhouse next year has been confirmed as booking for the production opens.  The Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon hit musical opens at the Southwark Playhouse on the 13th January and will run until the 18th February. Based… Read More

NEWS: First London Production Since 1969 of Promises,Promises Announced

The hit Broadway musical Promises, Promises will have its first London production since 1969 at the Southwark Playhouse from January 2017 it has been announced.  Based on the 1960 film The Apartment directed by Billy Wilder, Promises Promises is heading to London for the first time in 48 years when it opens at the Southwark… Read More

Original London Cast Album of Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined Release Date Confirmed

Ghostlight Records will release the London Cast recording of Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats on the 24th June and in a double disc format on the 1st July it has been confirmed.  Having been watched by audiences in New York and London, Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined used the catalogue of Burt… Read More

Top Five Burt Bacharach Songs

As Close To You continues its West End run, what could be considered the best five Burt Bacharach songs ever written?  5. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head – most commonly associated with the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, this song went on to win an Academy award for Best Original Song. It’s a… Read More

Close to You Extends West End Run at the Criterion Theatre

It has been announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined is now booking until the 14th February 2016 as the production breaks box office records at the Criterion Theatre. Opening to public and critical acclaim on October the 15th, the new musical features Burt Bacharach’s songbook including: ‘What the World Needs Now is Love’, ‘Walk on… Read More

Review Round up for Close to You: Burt Bacharach Reimagined

The anticipated West End transfer for Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined took place on Thursday evening, with guests including Sir Tom Jones, Sir Patrick Stewart, Pete Waterman and Darcey Bussell. Performed by a multi talented cast that is led by musician and performer Kyle Riabko, the musical features new adaptations of some of Bacharach’s best… Read More