Days of Wine and Roses, a musical adaptation of the classic 1958 teleplay and 1962 feature film about a married couple struggling to come to grips with alcoholism, will open on Broadway in January starring Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James reprising their performances from an acclaimed Off Broadway production earlier this summer.
The limited 16-week engagement of Days of Wine and Roses begins previews at Broadway’s Studio 54 on January 6, 2024, ahead of an official opening on Sunday, January 28. This begins previews on January 6, 2024.
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The new musical features a book by Lucas, and music and lyrics by Guettel. Michael Greif directs. Additional casting will be announced soon.
The musical received favorable reviews during its Off Broadway run at the Atlantic Theater earlier this summer. The production features choreography by Sergio Trujillo & Karla Puno Garcia, scenic design by Lizzie Clachan, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Kai Harada, music direction by Kimberly Grigsby, orchestrations by Adam Guettel, additional orchestrations by Jamie Lawrence, and hair and wigs by David Brian Brown.
Among O’Hara’s many stage credits is a Tony-winning 2015 performance in The King and I, and she also appeared in The Light in the Piazza, another Lucas-Guettel collaboration. TV audiences will know here from The Gilded Age and The Good Fight, among other shows.
D’Arcy James most recently appeared on Broadsway in Into The Woods, earning a Tony nomination as he did for performances in Something Rotten!, Shrek The Musical and Sweet Smell of Success.
Based on the play by JP Miller and the Warner Bros. film, the musical is produced by Kevin McCollum, Mark Cortale, Lorenzo Thione, and Joey Monda, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.
The 1962 film starred Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick.
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