Days of Wine and Roses will make its Broadway premiere in 2024. The new musical starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James will open on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Broadway’s Studio 54.
Following the critically acclaimed, sold-out run at Atlantic Theater Company, Days of Wine and Roses will play a limited 16-week Broadway engagement with previews starting on January 6, 2024. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
Adapted from the 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, Days of Wine and Roses features a book by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music & lyrics by Tony Award winner Adam Guettel, and direction by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif.
Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James star in a searing new musical about a couple falling in love in 1950s New York and struggling against themselves to build their family. The New York Times calls Days of Wine and Roses “a jazzy, aching new musical with wells of compassion!” (Critic’s Pick) and The Washington Post raves, “Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James soar! One of the best new musicals this year.”
Adapted from JP Miller’s 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, composer & lyricist Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins) and playwright Craig Lucas (An American in Paris) reunite in their first collaboration since their acclaimed The Light in the Piazza. Directed by Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen).
Days of Wine and Roses 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, hair and wigs by David Brian Brown, and casting by The Telsey Office; Craig Burns, CSA.
Though it is being performed at Studio 54, Days of Wine and Roses is not a Roundabout Theatre Company production.
Note from Brian about the musical’s off-Broadway world premiere at Atlantic Theater Company in 2023:
I couldn’t be more thrilled about the world premiere of the new dramatic musical, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, presented by Atlantic Theater Company running from May 5–July 9, 2023.
Adapted from JP Miller’s 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, composer & lyricist Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins, one of the first musicals I appeared in) and playwright Craig Lucas (An American in Paris) are reuniting in their first collaboration since their acclaimed The Light in the Piazza. The musical will be directed by Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen). Quite a team!
Days of Wine and Roses will star Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara (who also starred as Clara in The Light in the Piazza, among many other iconic roles) as Kirsten and me as Joe.
We’ve been working on Days of Wine and Roses for quite some time, so to finally have a chance to put it on its feet is very exciting.
It’s a brave and beautiful piece.
See Brian and Kelli interviewed on NBC NY: