Days of Wine and Roses
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Days of Wine and Roses
81

Days of Wine and Roses NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(1160 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
10%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Intense

About the Show

A couple work to build back their family in this musical by the team behind The Light in the Piazza.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (323)

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209 Reviews | 150 Followers
100
Entertaining, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if A story about 2 people who suffer with alcoholism & the realization of needing help. Beautiful music & great book.Stellar acting&chemistry

Don't see it if Have adverse feeling about alcoholism

193 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Brilliant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if The music and lyrics performed by two amazing pros dives deep down into your soul.

Don't see it if If you are put off by serious subject matter such as alcoholism and child neglect, don't go. It's a heavy show.

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love Adam Guettel. Also, find a production of Floyd Collins anywhere you can!

Don't see it if you want a happy happy joy joy musical.

56 Reviews | 33 Followers
98
Insanely talented, Moving, New, Superb cast, Absorbing

See it if IT doesn't have a traditional song structure, more like themes that repeat through the evening. The two leads are EXTRAORDINARY/

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional musical and hear the Mancini song "Days of Wine and Roses." You don't like musical theater innovation

570 Reviews | 87 Followers
96
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you like the best Broadway singers/actors giving amazing performers. O'Hara and d'Arcy James are phenomenal.Well directed, gripping story.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light hearted musical. This has something very important to say.The performances are amazing.

60 Reviews | 25 Followers
95
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if Yu enjoy a new approach on a difficult situation and don’t mind tough situations. If you love Kelli and Bryan such great performers

Don't see it if Subject of AA are difficult for you and your guests

50 Reviews | 12 Followers
95
Intelligent, Romantic, Great writing, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You love Floyd Collins or LITP. Guettel's music is spectacular, O'Hara and BDJ's voices are stunning.

Don't see it if You prefer happy/upbeat shows, or musicals with easy melodies and more traditional music.

712 Reviews | 401 Followers
93
Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant & powerful production with moving musical score. Outstanding cast & orchestra. Definitely this production is Broadway bound.

Don't see it if Some audience members may find topic uncomfortable.

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
June 5th, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: "If not for the unbridled drinking, it might easily have been a screwball comedy...Directed in its world premiere by Michael Greif for Atlantic Theater Company, this 'Days of Wine and Roses' fills the old Gothic Revival parish house that is the Linda Gross Theater with glorious sound."
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New York Theatre Guide
June 6th, 2023

"Despite some moving moments, 'Days of Wine and Roses' is a downbeat musical cocktail that doesn’t expand or enhance the source material."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
June 6th, 2023

"Kirsten and Joe’s dissolution, though telegraphed and executed with precision, is more abstract than gutting. You can see the rails of the plot too clearly, one character trading positions with another, and that distracts from seeing them fully as a people and from a more complex understanding of the disease. The approach is decorous."
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The Wall Street Journal
June 8th, 2023

“The thorns pierce deeply in the new musical ‘Days of Wine and Roses.’ And not just for the main characters, a loving couple who see their marriage, and their lives, spiraling out of control in the throttling grip of alcoholism.”
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The Observer
June 5th, 2023

"As a ruthless account of the fate that wrecks the lives of decent people, this is a grim, graphic, and demanding play, but as a musical, I watched them suffer but just wasn’t able to suffer with them the same way. In 'The Days of Wine and Roses,' there’s plenty of wine, but you won’t go away humming any roses."
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The Washington Post
June 5th, 2023

" 'Days of Wine and Roses' returns us to the middle of the last century, when alcoholism was perhaps more of a hot-button social issue. But its catalyzing role in a co-dependent relationship remains dramatically interesting"
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Theatermania
June 5th, 2023

"If you’re looking for the feel-bad hit of the summer, the Atlantic has you covered...'Days of Wine and Roses' might be a harrowing watch, but you’ll never see anything like it again."
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Lighting & Sound America
June 14th, 2023

“They've watered down the wine in this well-intentioned but strangely stilted musical about the ravages of boozing. Blake Edwards' 1962 film, written by JP Miller…remains an astonishingly frank and ugly account of a marriage destroyed by alcoholism, not least for the unsparing performances of Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. As sometimes happens, however, the process of transforming such sharp-edged material into musical theatre hasn't added anything new or essential. Seeing it the other day at the Atlantic, I kept wondering why anyone thought Days of Wine and Roses needed to be a musical at all.”
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