HomePosted on June 6, 2010
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Tickets are now on sale for this hit off-Broadway musical!
The Last Five Years is a musical written by Jason Robert Brown. It premiered at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre in 2001 and was then produced Off-Broadway in March 2002. Since then it has had numerous productions both in the United States and internationally.
The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein (played by Leon Willey), a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt (Kaitlyn Semple),a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect.
A film adaptation starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan is due out in February as well.
Co-artistic director Robert Ursan is directing The Last Five Years, and will also be providing the musical accompaniment.