We are thrilled to announce that we will soon be heading into the studio soon to lay down tracks for a brand-new cast recording of The Last Five Years
, created and directed by Jason Robert Brown and starring Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe.To sign up for the album's pre-order waitlist, click here.
The beloved two-character musical, which has received more than 500 regional productions and 3,000 performances around the world, has broken box office records for Second Stage (where it is currently playing through May 18, 2013) and ranks among the longest-running productions in the company’s 34 year history.
The new recording of The Last Five Years
will be produced by Jason Robert Brown with Kurt Deutsch and Stacey Mindich serving as executive producers. The 2002 original cast recording of The Last Five Years
– our very first cast album – remains one of our best-selling titles. We are also producing a feature film based on the show directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. In addition, we have released both the Broadway and London cast recordings of Brown’s 13 – The Musical
, as well as his solo album Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes
Jesse Green of New York Magazine
calls The Last Five Years
, “A gem of a show with jaw-dropping songs beautifully performed by Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, who fill every daredevil leap and riff with torrents of feeling. Jason Robert Brown has put together a beautiful, emotional experience.” Melissa Bernardo of Entertainment Weekly
calls the score, “Stunning…far and away Jason Robert Brown’s finest work,” and Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News
raves that the show is “graceful, gripping and break-your-heart beautiful. It’s impossible not to swoon.” The Last Five Years
tells the emotionally powerful story of two twenty-something New Yorkers who dive head first into a marriage fueled by the optimism that comes with finding “the one.” But in a city where professional and personal passions collide and only the strongest relationships survive, navigating the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove too much. Funny, honest and intimate, with an exuberantly romantic score, The Last Five Years
takes a bold look at one young couple's hope that love endures the test of time.
On the heels of directing this production of The Last Five Years
, Jason Robert Brown is currently working on two new musicals. Honeymoon in Vegas, with a book by Andrew Bergman, will premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse this fall, and a musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County, which he wrote with Marsha Norman, will have its world premiere this summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival under the direction of Bartlett Sher.The Last Five Years
features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Jon Weston. The musical director is Thomas Murray. The Last Five Years will be performed through Sunday, May 18, 2013 on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. The Last Five Years
is performed at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street) through May 18, 2013. Tickets are available at www.2ST.com or by calling the box office at 212-246-4422.