“Brimming with persistent melodies, throughout lyrics and a heartfelt, compelling story.”
“Jason Robert Brown turns a modest, 80-minute, two-character musical into a richly satisfying emotional journey.”
“It’s instantly clear… that this poignant, richly dramatic and piercingly honest two-character show is destined to be a hit.”
“Jaw-dropping! A gem of a show.”
The Last Five Years
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.