The Last Five Years


The Last Five Years


Book, Music and Lyrics by  Jason Robert Brown


One Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
Original Off-Broadway Version

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 10 best shows of 2001. A testament to the show's longevity and spurred by the show's regional popularity, THE LAST FIVE YEARS enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation is being released in 2014 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up... or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. The show is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view - his going forwards and hers going backwards

Featuring a two-person cast, THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a great opportunity for actors with both range and stamina. This intimate musical is perfect for small theatre companies and black box venues. Minimal production needs, no dance requirement, and MTI Theatrical Resources such as a reference recording and REHEARSCORE PLUS make this audience favorite easy to produce.



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Composer/Lyricist Sherman Edwards was a history teacher turned songwriter from Morristown, New Jersey. He spent ten years working on 1776.

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