The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years
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. 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 was released in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan

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.

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.

Concert Selections for The Last Five Years

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • I CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT
    From
    LAST FIVE YEARS, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    8 min 31 sec
    Music by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Lyrics by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Orchestrated by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    1 Piano (plays PC Score), 1 Acoustic Guitar, 1 Violin, 1 Cello I, 1 Cello II (doubles on Crotales), 1 Bass. Your materials will also include 2 copies of the Piano Conductor Score.
  • SHIKSA GODDESS
    From
    LAST FIVE YEARS, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    5 min 59 sec
    Music by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Lyrics by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Orchestrated by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    1 Piano (plays PC Score), 1 Acoustic Guitar, 1 Violin, 1 Cello I, 1 Cello II, 1 Bass. Your materials will also include 2 copies of the Piano Conductor Score.
  • STILL HURTING
    From
    LAST FIVE YEARS, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    8 min 21 sec
    Music by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Lyrics by
    BROWN, JASON, ROBERT
    Orchestrated by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    1 Piano (plays PC Score), 1 Acoustic Guitar, 1 Violin, 1 Cello I, 1 Cello II, 1 Bass. Your materials will also include 2 copies of the Piano Conductor Score.
  • SUMMER IN OHIO, A
    From
    LAST FIVE YEARS, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 58 sec
    Music by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Lyrics by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Orchestrated by
    BROWN, JASON ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    1 Piano (plays PC Score), 1 Acoustic Guitar, 1 Violin, 1 Cello I, 1 Cello II, 1 Bass. Your materials will also include 2 copies of the Piano Conductor Score.
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August 17, 2016

Related shows or resources: The Last Five Years
Under my organization "offers" section, it says the name of the show I applied for and "restricted" next to it. But I haven't actually got an email saying I cannot or can do the show. It's only been 7 days since the application was sent, does that mean they're still figuring it out or does the "restricted" mean it's over and done?
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August 04, 2016

Related shows or resources: The Last Five Years
I'm a newcomer producer and director in Portugal and I'm looking for a show to a small venue. I was wondering what are the cost of the license and what you need to have to be able to get it? Best regards, Leonardo Garibaldi
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What are the conditions for a company buy the license to do the show?
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