THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, just premiered yesterday at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan was there for the big event. Jordan, who is currently starring in the Broadway-bound production of FINDING NEVERLAND at the American Repertory Theatre, made the trek from Boston to Toronto after yesterday's matinee to attend the premiere, according to Deadline. He will return to the A.R.T. in time for Tuesday night's performance. (more...)
One of the most anticipated films at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, was THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. (more...)
The film adaptation of 'The Last Five Years,' based on the musical by Jason Robert Brown, had its world premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival. 'The Last Five Years' is a musical chronicling a relationship taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wallerstein is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through song. All of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair, while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes. (more...)
RADiUS is proud to announce one of the first major acquisitions of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, with North American rights to THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan ('Smash') star in LaGravenese's highly anticipated film.
THE LAST 5 YEARS will celebrate its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 7th at 8:30PM at the Ryerson Theater. (more...)
Star of Broadway, film, and television, Jeremy Jordan will play The Cabaret at the Columbia Club on October 10 at 8PM and October 11 at 7PM & 9:30PM. The performances will include music from Broadway's Newsies, SMASH, and his upcoming film,The Last 5 Years, along with his own personal favorites. Jeremy will also be conducting a master class at 1:00pm on October 11. For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org. (more...)
Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it.
This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 40th anniversary screening of 'Young Frankenstein' with special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and executive producer Michael Gruskoff on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Film historian Leonard Maltin will introduce the comedy classic and host a live onstage discussion with Brooks, Leachman, Garr and Gruskoff. (more...)
The big screen edition of cult musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick is set to premiere this Fall at the Toronto International Film Festival and an official premiere date has now been set according to a new listing. (more...)
Popular stage and screen star Jeremy Jordan recently performed a special cabaret showcase in Los Angeles titled BREAKING CHARACTER and a clip of the triple-threat singing a showstopper from Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS is now available to view. (more...)
As BWW previously reported, Matthew Warchus will not be joining Barbra Streisand as helmer for Universal's upcoming GYPSY big-screen adaptation, but now Nikki Finke writes that Babs could be considering a dual role as 'Mama Rose' and director for the project. (more...)
The Toronto International Film Festival has just announced that Richard LaGravenese's film adaptation of the Jason Robert Brown musical The Last Five Years will be a part of this year's event, taking place September 4-14, 2014. Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick lead the highly anticipated big screen version. For additional infomation, visit: http://tiff.net (more...)
Today it was announced that the film version of Jason Robert Brown's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this fall. The movie will be shown as part of the 'Special Presentations' series. No further details about the TIFF screening have been released. (more...)
WE tv announced today that it will make its first original scripted drama, “The Divide,” widely available to viewers through a weeklong full-episode sneak preview across a myriad of platforms, including Roku® streaming players (more...)