which features a book by Neil Simon and songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, comes fully to life only briefly, at the beginning of its second act, when a comic volcano named Katie Finneran erupts into molten hilarity.Otherwise the white-hot charms this musical is said to have once possessed are left sleeping. Most of today’s audience, admittedly, is unfamiliar with the show and won’t carp at the changes.Burt Bacharach is back on Broadway, and his music for “Promises, Promises” — which he wrote in 1968 with lyricist Hal David and bookwriter Neil Simon — sounds just as good and bright and joyfully tuneful as it did back in 1968.Sean Hayes, from “Will and Grace,” makes a smashingly good Broadway debut as the likable nebbish of a leading man.For example, there was a time when Jewish actors had to change their names because anti-Semites thought no Jew could convincingly play Gentile.
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Promises, Promises opened on Broadway to some mixed reviews.
It’s not the worst thing to hit the Great White Way this month, but the show feels listless, measured, dated and a little boring.