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Off-Broadway Update: Days of Wine and Roses. Musical

By: David Sheward

January 22, 2023: A musical version of the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses will open Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company with previews starting May 5 and continuing till June 25. An opening date has not yet been announced. The show is a hot item because of its stars and the creative team. Tony winners Kelli O’Hara ( The King and I ) and Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner Brian d’Arcy James ( Sweet Smell of Success, Shrek ) will plays the leads, a young couple battling alcoholism played by Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon in the film (Piper Laurie and Cliff Robertson starred in the original 1958 TV play.) The score is by Adam Guettel (Richard Rodgers’ grandson and Mary Rodgers’ son) and Craig Lucas pens the book based on JP Miller’s screenplay. Michael Grief (Rent ) directs. Guettel and Lucas previously collaborated on The Light in the Piazza, both winning Tonys, which starred O’Hara.

Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick in “Days of Wine and Roses”

Off-Broadway Update: Days of Wine and Roses Musical

By: David Sheward

January 22, 2023: A musical version of the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses will open Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company with previews starting May 5 and continuing till June 25. An opening date has not yet been announced. The show is a hot item because of its stars and the creative team. Tony winners Kelli O’Hara (The King and I) and Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner Brian d’Arcy James (Sweet Smell of Success, Shrek) will play the leads, a young couple battling alcoholism played by Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon in the film (Piper Laurie and Cliff Robertson starred in the original 1958 TV play.) The score is by Adam Guettel (Richard Rodgers’ grandson and Mary Rodgers’ son) and Craig Lucas pens the book based on JP Miller’s screenplay. Michael Greif (Rent) directs. Guettel and Lucas previously collaborated on The Light in the Piazza, both winning Tonys, which starred O’Hara.

Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James.

2022-23 Broadway/Off-Broadway Schedule

February–The Trees (Playwrights Horizons)

Feb. 2–Endgame (Irish Repertory Theater)

Feb. 9–Pictures from Home (Studio 54)

Feb. 16–The Wanderers (Roundabout/Laura Pels)

Feb. 23–The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (BAM)

Feb. 27–Elyria (Atlantic Theater Company)

Feb. 28–The Seagull/Woodstock NY (The New Group/Signature Theatre)

March–Regretfully So the Birds Are (Playwrights Horizons)

March 1–the best we could (a family tragedy) (MTC/City Center Stage I)

March 8–Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Keen Company/Theater Row)

March 9–A Doll’s House (Hudson)

March 13–The Coast Starlight (Lincoln Center/Mitzi Newhouse)

March 15–The Harder They Come (Public)

March 16–Parade (Bernard B. Jacobs)

March 19–Dancin’ (Music Box)

March 23–Bad Cinderella (Imperial)

March 26–Sweeney Todd (Lunt-Fontanne)

March 30–Life of Pi (Schoenfeld)

April 4–Shucked (Nederlander)

April 12–Fat Ham (AA)

April 13–Camelot (Lincoln Center/Vivian Beaumont)

April 19–Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Barrymore)

April 20–The Thanksgiving Play (Second Stage/Hayes)

April 23–Prime Facie (Golden)

April 24–Good Night, Oscar (Belasco)

April 25–Summer, 1976 (MTC/Samuel J. Friedman) 

April 26–New York, New York (St. James)

April 29–Fuenta Ovejuna (TFANA/Polonsky Shakespeare Center)

May 4–Primary Trust (Roundabout/Laura Pels) (previews begin; opening TBA)

May 5– Days of Wine and Roses (Atlantic Theatre Company) (previews begin; opening TBA)

May 16–King James (MTC/City Center Stage I)

May–Wet Brain (Playwrights Horizons)

June 22–Once Upon a One More Time (Marquis)

June 28–Hamlet (Delacorte/Shakespeare in the Park) 

July 9–Orpheus Descending (TFANA/Polonsky Shakespeare Center)

July 20–Here Lies Love (Broadway)

Aug. 3–Back to the Future (Marquis)

2022-23 (no dates or theaters yet)

Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death, Black Orpheus, Come Fall in Love–The DDLJ Musical, Pal Joey, Square One

Winter 2022-23

Dark Disabled Stories (Public)

Spring 2023 

Good Bones (Public)

Shadow/Land (Public)

Fall 2023

Merrily We Roll Along

Poor Yella Rednecks (MTC/City Center Stage II)

2023, 2024 and Beyond

Game of Thrones, The Great Gatsby, Frida, the Musical, High Noon, The Mousetrap

Future–The Devil Wears Prada; Ella: An American Miracle; Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation; Harmony; I Need That; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; The Karate Kid; Lempicka; Back to the Future; Our Town; The Nanny; The Normal Heart/The Destiny of Me; Sing Street; Smash; Soul Train; What a Wonderful World; The Who’s Tommy; Working Girl