The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years is Jason Robert Brown’s hit 2-person musical about the failing marriage of Cathy (a struggling actress) and Jamie (a successful writer).

The show makes clever use of time, as Cathy acts out the story from the end of the marriage to the beginning, whilst Jamie moves from beginning to end, with their stories meeting in the middle during the first song they sing together “The Next Ten Minutes”.

The musical is widely known to be closely based on Jason Robert Brown’s own failed marriage to Theresa O’Neill, and premiered in Chicago in 2001 before opening off-Broadway in March 2002, winning Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Music and Lyrics, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress, Outstanding Orchestrations, and Outstanding Set Design

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