Ghostlight Will Release THE LAST FIVE YEARS, With Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, This Summer
Ghostlight Records will preserve the hit Second Stage Theatre production of The Last Five Years, created and directed by Jason Robert Brown. Second Stage Theatre has extended this production starring Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe three times.
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 the off-Broadway institution and ranks among the longest-running productions in the company's 34 year history. The show's enduring global popularity was also the subject of a recent article in The New York Times.
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. To sign up to order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/thelastfiveyears-new.html.
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 - the label's first cast album - remains one of their best-selling titles. Ghostlight Records is also producing a feature film based on the show directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. In addition, the label has preserved both the Broadway and London cast recordings oF Brown's 13 - The Musical, as well as his solo album Wearing Someone Else's Clothes.
Jason Robert Brown's contemporary musical 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.