“Brimming with persistent melodies, throughout lyrics and a heartfelt, compelling story.”

~ Associated Press

“Jason Robert Brown turns a modest, 80-minute, two-character musical into a richly satisfying emotional journey.”


~ TIME Magazine

“It’s instantly clear… that this poignant, richly dramatic and piercingly honest two-character show is destined to be a hit.”


~ The Chicago Sun-Times

“Jaw-dropping!  A gem of a show.”

~ New York Magazine

The Last Five Years

Fall 2018
The World Theatre

A richly detailed portrait of a young couple’s first marriage comes to life in Jason Robert Brown’s strikingly personal, award-winning musical The Last Five Years. Cathy, an actress, and Jamie, a writer, meet in their early twenties and become smitten, entwined, committed, and eventually – separated. In this innovatively structured show, Jamie begins at the start of their relationship and Cathy at the end. The Last Five Years is a powerfully relatable and deeply romantic story told through intricate, engaging songs that inspire you to lean in and catch every clever turn of phrase.



Jamie Wellerstein
Catherine Hiatt