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  • Writer's pictureRye Myers

RYE REVIEWS: Days of Wine and Roses The New Broadway Musical, Starring Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James

Cover Art (Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

"Days of Wine and Roses," starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James, is a poignant exploration of love, addiction, and the haunting consequences that follow. O'Hara and James deliver powerhouse performances, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of emotions that resonate deeply with the audience. Their chemistry is undeniable, creating an on-stage magic that captivates from the first note to the final curtain call.

The musical, which opened to rave reviews on Broadway, delves into the struggles of alcoholism, striking a chord with those who have faced similar challenges in their lives. For me, personally, the portrayal hit home, echoing the painful realities of witnessing the impact of alcoholism on loved ones. O'Hara and James navigate the complexities of their characters with a raw authenticity that is both heart-wrenching and relatable.

Brian D'Arcy James and Kelli O'Hara (Joan Marcus)

The limited run of "Days of Wine and Roses" has become a must-see event, with a limited run through April 28, 2024. The supporting actors complement the leads seamlessly, adding depth to the narrative. The ensemble cast enhances the emotional journey, ensuring a powerful and unforgettable experience for every theatergoer.

In this evocative production, the melodies linger, the performances resonate, and the narrative strikes a chord that reverberates long after the final curtain falls. "Days of Wine and Roses" stands as a testament to the enduring power of Broadway to illuminate the human experience, leaving audiences moved and inspired.

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