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‘Days of Wine and Roses’ will end Broadway run early

The musical’s run will be cut short four weeks ahead of its originally announced end date.

(L-R) Brian d’Arcy James and Kelli O’Hara in “Days of Wine and Roses,” 2024 (Credit: Joan Marcus)

The new musical “Days of Wine and Roses” will close sooner than planned. Originally announced as a limited engagement through April 28, the production will now conclude its run on March 31. “Days of Wine and Roses” began previews on Jan. 6 and officially opened on Jan. 28 at Studio 54. By closing, the musical will have played 25 previews and 73 regular performances.

“Days of Wine and Roses” follows a married couple and their challenges with substance abuse. The musical made its world premiere with Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company in June 2023. Based on a 1958 teleplay by JP Miller and the 1962 film penned by Miller and directed by Blake Edwards, the musical features a book by Craig Lucas and a score by Adam Guettel — the creative pair who penned the 2005 musical “The Light in the Piazza.” The musical is directed by Michael Greif and co-choreographed by Karla Puno Garcia and Sergio Trujillo.

Leading the cast are Kelli O’Hara (an alum of “The Light in the Piazza”) as Kirsten and Brian d’Arcy James as Joe. Completing the company are Byron Jennings as Arnesen, Sharon Catherine Brown as Mrs. Nolan, Bill English as Mr. Shaw, Olivia Hernandez as Betty, David Jennings as Jim Hungerford, Tabitha Lawing as Lila, David Manis as Delaney and Tony Carlin as Rad, with Steven Booth, Nicole Ferguson, Kelcey Watson and Addie Manthey. Casting is by Craig Burns of the Telsey Office.

“Days of Wine and Roses” features music direction by Kimberly Grigsby, scenic design by Lizzie Clachan, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Kai Harada, orchestrations by Guettel, additional orchestrations by Jamie Lawrence and hair/wigs by David Brian Brown.

“On behalf of my producing partners, it has been a true honor to produce this exquisitely beautiful production,” said producer Kevin McCollum in a statement. “‘Days of Wine and Roses’ may be ending its engagement at Studio 54, but it will have a long life on our cast album, in future productions and in the hearts and minds of the people lucky enough to have experienced it on Broadway and Off-Broadway this summer at the Atlantic Theater Company. What is exciting is that Broadway theatergoers will still have 31 more chances to see Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James in this glorious production.”

“Days of Wine and Roses” is being produced by McCollum, Mark Cortale, Lorenzo Thione and Joey Monda.