Coming Up at Milburn Stone Theatre:
The Last Five Years
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Melissa Redfield
Music Directed by Charlie Hannagan
Starring: Chelsea Claiser & William Bryant
This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.
Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner, The Last Five Years, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of TIME Magazine's ten best shows of 2001. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.