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The Last Five Years
The Last Five Years, Tony Kiser Theatre, NYC Show Poster

The Last Five Years

Tony Kiser Theatre

1hr, 30mins (0 Intermissions)

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Second Stage Theatre presents the off-Broadway revival of Jason Robert Brown's musical.

Theater Info

Tony Kiser Theatre
305 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Mar 07, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
May 18, 2013

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Fall Head Over Heels for Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor on Opening Night of The Last Five Years


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What is the Story of The Last Five Years?
Jason Robert Brown’s popular 2001 musical The Last Five Years tells the story of two twenty-somethings who fall in love—and out of it again—over the course of a five year relationship. Jamie, an up-and-coming writer, struggles to balance his sudden success with his increasingly tumultuous love life, while Cathy, an aspiring actress, deals with the frustrations of her own stalled career while watching her husband from the sidelines. Jamie tells his side of the tale in chronological order, while Cathy relives the relationship backwards, with both stories intersecting in the middle, on their wedding day. The musical features memorable songs “Still Hurting,” “Shiksa Goddess,” “The Next Ten Minutes,” “Goodbye Until Tomorrow” and more.


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I can’t think of any better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than by spending 90 exhilarating minutes with ‘The Last Five Years,’ Jason Robert Brown’s giddily sorrowful eulogy for a brief marriage.

Review by Jeremy Gerard from Bloomberg

The production, directed this time by the composer-author himself, remains an engaging chamber musical infused with intimate, emotionally perceptive, nonstop songs in which the woman tells their story backward in time from the breakup and the guy tells his side from the smitten beginning.

Review by Linda Winer from Newsday

[Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott's] big shoes are filled capably this time around by Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe as Jamie Wellerstein and Cathy Hiatt, the novelist and actress whose last kiss is the show’s striking first image.

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times


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Betsy Wolfe
Adam Kantor


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Music and Lyrics
Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
Set Designer
Derek McLane
Lighting Designer
Jeff Croiter
Costume Designer
Emily Rebholz
Sound Designer
Jon Weston