“Graceful, gripping, and break-your-heart beautiful. Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor are simply irresistible.”— Daily News
"A stunning score! Brown may have won a Best Original Score Tony Award for 1998’s Parade, but this is far and away his finest work."— Entertainment Weekly
Jason Robert Brown’s contemporary musical tells the emotionally powerful story of two 20-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. Adam Kantor (Next to Normal) and Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) reprise their roles in this concert version of Second Stage Theatre’s acclaimed production.
Approximate Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
Watch Adam Kantor, Betsy Wolfe, and Jason Robert Brown perform "Shiksa Goddess" live in studio during the recording session for Second Stage Theatre's cast album of The Last Five Years.
This new studio cast recording preserves the Second Stage Theater Company Off-Broadway revival production featuring Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor as Cathy and Jamie. Produced by composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown.
Image courtesy of Second Stage Theatre/RobertAscroft.
Adam Kantor most recently played Jamie in the acclaimed New York revival of The Last Five Years at Second Stage Theatre directed by the composer, Jason Robert Brown. His Broadway credits include Mark in Rent (filmed by Sony Picture for Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway) and Henry in Next to Normal. He also is a co-founder of the nonprofit arts education organization Broadway in South Africa.
Betsy Wolfe will be seen on Broadway as Ellen in the upcoming Woody Allen musical Bullets Over Broadway, directed by Susan Stroman. Her other Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture (also performed Off Broadway), 110 in the Shade, and The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Andrew Resnick served as music director for the Huntington’s production of A Civil War Christmas. He is a New York-based music director, pianist, and conductor. Broadway credits include the upcoming Bridges of Madison County, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Book of Mormon, and Wicked.
Jason Robert Brown is the composer and lyricist of 13 with Robert Horn and Dan Elish; The Last Five Years, which won Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics; Parade, with Alfred Uhry and directed by Harold Prince, which won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Musical and the Tony Award for Best Original Score; and Songs for a New World, a theatrical song cycle directed by Daisy Prince, which played Off Broadway in 1995, and has since been seen in hundreds of productions around the world.
Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4pm & 8pm; Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2pm
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