The Last Five Years

Minetta Lane Theatre (New York, NY)
16 Minetta Lane
New York, NY
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A man, a woman, a marriage…which lasted five years. The story, told in the exuberant and heart-rending songs of Jason Robert Brown, tells the story of the five years of a marriage, from intense love to a final, painful separation. However, there’s an intriguing twist: the man lives the five years from beginning to end, but the woman lives the five years backward, from end to beginning. Their “times” correspond only once, signaled by a remarkable duet.
A “must-see…and hear.”

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

2Cents Theatre Presents IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, 7/4-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed, sold-out production of the hit musical Rent in conjunction with a multiple award-winning team, now brings to Los Angeles a 40th Anniversary production of David Rabe's historic IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, with choreography by Alli Miller ('Cherry Poppins Caburlesque') and directed by 2Cents Artistic Director Kristen Boule. IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM will preview on Friday, July 4 at noon and will open on Saturday, July 5 and run through Sunday, August 3 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Disney Medley from Danielle Hope's Smashing London Cabaret Debut
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2014

Danielle Hope performed her first cabaret show at The Delfont Room on June 26. Amongst many highlights of the evening was a Disney medley, much to the audience's excitement. She sang songs from classics like Cinderella as well as from modern Disney movies like Tangled. As would be expected, she received rapturous applause for her cabaret debut. And then in the audience of fans, friends, and industry were Michael Crawford, her Wizard in the Wizard of Oz, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and others. (more...)

Gogo Welcomes Christopher Payne to its Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

ITASCA, Ill., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Gogo (GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, today welcomes Christopher Payne to its board of directors.  Payne has spent The Last Five Years of his career at eBay where he currently serves as senior vice president, North America Marketplaces.  He is responsible for leading eBay's North American businesses, which includes general management, marketing and P&L. (more...)

Louie Fresco Set To Release 'Autophobia' LP 7/7 via No.19 Music
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

No.19 Music has forged a dominant position for itself in the electronic music landscape over The Last Five Years, taking the world by storm with its global Social Experiment label events and releasing a seemingly never ending stream of incredible singles from the likes of Art Department, Deniz Kurtel, Eric Volta, My Favorite Robot and Louie Fresco to name a few. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Anna Kendrick Gushes Over Meryl Streep's Singing Talent
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Kendrick gushes over Streep's singing talents, first put on display in 2008's Mamma Mia!. (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

BROKEN THE MUSICAL to Debut at Gilley's Dallas in Partnership with Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, 7/25 - 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

'Broken the Musical' is a story about tragedy. And about justice. But most of all, it's a story about the power of the human spirit to overcome one of the most deeply personal and damaging events one can endure, rape. (more...)

Amway Releases Second Edition of The Nutrilite Story
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

ADA, Mich., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Amway Co-Founder Rich DeVos says that without the Nutrilite story, there would be no Amway story. (more...)

DEACOM Introduces Game-changing Mobile ERP Application
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

WAYNE, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Deacom, Inc., producer of a modern, single system ERP software solution built specifically for process manufacturing companies, announced today that they have developed a mobile application that will revolutionize the way their customers use DEACOM ERP. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Announces 2014 ENCORE! PRODUCERS' AWARDS; Extensions Run thru 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Encore! Producers' Awards return for the fifth year with extended runs of the best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 5-31, 2014 at eight Hollywood venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year's extensions feature an exciting selection of exceptional ensemble and solo work at Theatre Asylum, The Complex, Cupcake Theatre, The Lex, The Lounge, Actor's Company, Schkapf and Three Clubs. With multiple shows per venue each weekend and the special deals and gatherings at Three Clubs bar, the action-packed atmosphere of the Hollywood Fringe Festival will continue through July. (more...)

Silverback Social 'proactively partners' with Linda Orton to Expand Services
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Linda Orton, former in-house Marketing Director in NY and London for leading international law firms, including Clifford Chance, an experienced entrepreneur, traditional & social marketer, video producer and founder of 2 Recruitment firms, including Intelligent Video and Intelligent Marketing Solutions, Inc. has joined Silverback Social as their Chief Recruitment Officer (CRO) to lead their new Search and Placement Division. (more...)

Yudiz Hailed "Rising Star" in Mobile Application Development at 7th Annual GESIA Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Yudiz Solutions Pvt. Ltd., the dynamic mobile app development company, was acclaimed as the best mobile app development company in the recently held 7th Annual GESIA Awards, highlighting the company's tremendous success in the field of mobile app development. The company was also nominated in the category, “Best Software Development Company,” owing to its sizeable accomplishments in custom software development too. The Yudiz team, which was present at the awards ceremony, was visibly elated as they received the “Rising Star” award their mobile apps. (more...)

StolenDress Entertainment's THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Play The Attic Theater, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, will be presented at The Attic Theater, 5429 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, Calif. Directed by Brian Robert Harris, the show features Michael Worden as Jaime Wellerstein and Laura Zimmerman as Cathy Hyatt. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jul 7, 2014

It was a pleasure to return to Kritzerland Sunday July 6 for its 47th show saluting Off-Broadway shows: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway. Featured were stalwart hits: Hair, Ruthless!, Little Mary Sunshine, Dames at Sea, Falsettos, The Fantasticks and more recent hits such as Floyd Collins, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Dogfight. With Bruce Kimmel as host, in dandy form as usual with his amazing trivia notes in between numbers, and sensational musical director John Boswell at the piano, the show got off to a rousing start with young Brennley Brown belting out 'Born to Entertain' from Ruthless! Also on the bill for the evening were the wonderful: Robert Yacko, Madison Claire Parks, Kim Huber, young folks Jenna Lee Rosen, Sami Staitman and special guest stars Jason Graae and Rita McKenzie. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Opens This Week at Reagle, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present Me and My Girl from July 10-20, 2014 as part of its 46th Annual Summer Season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA). Me and My Girl is the joyously funny story of an unrefined cockney gent who must choose between love or money. The mixture of cockney and nobility results in a rollicking, hilarious Downton Abbey with engaging song and dance. (more...)

West End & Broadway Stars Join Forces to Celebrate the Work of Writing Team Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Making Records & Strike Up The Band announce the launch on iTunes of IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING: The Songs Of Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds A 'must buy' for all lovers of musical theatre, this collection of 18 tracks, featuring over 50 artists and musicians, showcases the songs of the Transatlantic writing team Charles Miller (Music – UK) and Kevin Hammonds (Lyrics – USA). (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Underway for Stephen Sondheim Society's GOD, July 8-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Rehearsals are now well underway for GOD, the 20th anniversary celebration show from the Stephen Sondheim Society, which pays tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius. (more...)

Bianco Joins Cast Of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Transferring To Vaudeville Theatre From Sep 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the theatre is delighted to announce its "breathtakingly funny" (Guardian) production of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY will transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 9th September - 22nd November, with press night on Monday 15th September at 7 pm. (more...)

SmartZip Secures $12M in Series B Financing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SmartZip Analytics, Inc. (, the leader in SaaS-based predictive marketing technology, today announced that it has secured $12M in a Series B financing round. The round was led by Crest Capital Ventures of Houston, TX, with participation from existing investors Claremont Creek Ventures and Intel Capital. The additional funding will help SmartZip accelerate product development and aggressively expand sales and marketing to strengthen its position as the leader in analytics-powered marketing automation solutions that help businesses more efficiently acquire new customers. While SmartZip has gained rapid traction in the real estate industry with its SmartTargeting offering, it has plans to expand its technology to other industries looking to optimize marketing spend and grow revenue. (more...)

by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's a night for movie adaptations! FINDING NEVERLAND begins in Boston, and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE opens in the West End, with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, starring Gillian Anderson, also launching tonight across the pond! (more...)

Expedient Named A Top 10 Data Center To Work For
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Expedient Data Centers has been recognized as one of the 'Top 10 Data Centers to Work For In 2014' according to an independent study by The results are based on data from Glassdoor, which included data center service providers worldwide. (more...)

Varsity Tutors Featured in Google's Annual Economic Impact Report
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

ST. LOUIS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Even in tough economic times, small businesses and non-profits throughout the United States are benefiting from the continued expansion of the ecommerce industry, according to the annual Economic Impact Report released this week by Google. (more...)

Leading Japanese ICT Company KDDI Invests a Further '135m into Telehouse's London Docklands DataCentre Campus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

The Firtash Foundations Partners with Saatchi Gallery to Promote Ukranian Culture an International Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Firtash Foundation has announced a three year patronage of the Saatchi Gallery, one of the world's most renowned contemporary art galleries. (more...)

Telehouse Parent Company, KDDI, Supports Growing UK Tech Sector With $231 Million Investment in Mission-Critical Digital Infrastructure
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Telehouse, the global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges and managed IT services, along with its parent company KDDI, announces that Telehouse Europe is investing $231 million in the first of a new generation of mission-critical data centers in the London's Docklands. The investment in the new data center 'North Two,' will enable businesses to take advantage of evolving global technologies, such as the Internet of Things and the IT industry shift towards Hybrid Cloud, and encourage innovation, growth and new jobs. (more...)

Breaking News: 'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' Film Set To Premiere at TIFF
by Alan Henry - Jul 22, 2014

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...)

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie to Be Featured at Toronto International Film Festival in September!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

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: (more...)

Toronto International Film Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes of the 39th Toronto International Film Festival®. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Set For Special SubCulture Show, 8/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2014

Multi-award-winning composer/lyricist and acclaimed concert performer Jason Robert Brown is set to headline a new intimate solo show along with backing band Caucasian Rhythm Kings next month at NYC concert venue SubCulture. (more...)

Halogen Software Named to the 2014 PROFIT 500
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Revenue growth over The Last Five Years lands Talent Management leader on the PROFIT 500 list of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 2, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

The National Basketball Coaches Association and Joseph Abboud Launch Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) announced today that it will expand upon its partnership with Joseph Abboud, the Official Wardrobe Supplier of the NBCA's 2013-14 season, by helping to raise awareness for the annual Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive. Now in its seventh year, the National Suit Drive is a month-long initiative that encourages donations of gently-used suits and professional attire, for distribution to over 180 local nonprofit organizations that provide job-ready skills and training to men who are re-entering the workforce. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori and Martin Charnin Come to WPPAC for 'Creating Broadway' Series This Summer, Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre has announced the premiere of the Creating Broadway Series. This series will spotlight top-notch Broadway artists showcasing the talents that got them to the Great White Way. The series will be presented in the form of concerts, master classes, lectures and workshops. Whether participating or observing, these events promise to be amazing opportunities for teaching and learning for theatre enthusiasts and professionals of all levels. (more...)

PGi SaaS Products Revenue Up Over 50% in Second Quarter 2014; Total Revenues Up Over 9% to $144.3M, Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Ops $0.23*
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

ATLANTA, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ PremiereGlobal Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a leading global provider of collaboration software and services for over 20 years, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. (more...)

OSTC's Piano Bar Series to Continue on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its second summer season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to announce the continuation of their Piano Bar Series. 'Broadway Music and Comedy' will be held following select evening performances of the company's current production, the popular Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Selligy Introduces Advanced Revenue Management Capabilities to Its Mobile CRM Solution
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Selligy, an innovator in mobile customer relationship management (CRM), announced today new features to help C-suite executives and their departments gain more transparency and insight into closing deals and driving revenue growth with the debut of new reporting and forecasting features. (more...)

First Look - Beloved Comic Character Archie Andrews Takes Bullet for Gay Best Friend
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

As revealed yesterday, the legendary comic book character Archie Andrews will die saving the life of friend and newly elected Senator Kevin Keller (more...)

NBC Ties for #1 for Primetime Week of 7/7
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

NBC has tied for #1 for the primetime week of July 7-13 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, despite running no original episodes of the summer's top-rated series, “America's Got Talent,” last week. (more...)

Archie Comics to Present ARCHIE FOREVER: LIFE, AFTERLIFE AND BEYOND at Comic-Con International: San Diego, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, answered the question the entire world has wondered since the company first revealed that Archie Andrews would die: how does the iconic redhead meet his final fate? (more...)

SEC Network Announces Football Commentating Roster
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The SEC Network, the 24/7 multiplatform network devoted to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, has finalized its 2014 football commentating line-up and added several names in the process. Heisman winning quarterback Andre Ware and former Georgia lineman Matt Stinchcomb have both signed multi-year agreements to join the network as college football analysts when it launches August 14, 2014. Tony Barnhart, Tom Hart, Kaylee Hartung and Dave Neal have also been added to the roster. (more...)

R.I.P. 40-Hour Work Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

ATLANTA, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A recent survey by PGi (NYSE: PGi), a global leader in collaboration software and services for over 20 years, revealed that the traditional 40-hour, 9-to-5 work week is now a thing of the past for the vast majority of American workers. In fact, 71% said they take work home at least one day per week. Rest in peace, 40-hour work week. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Promos for IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING: The Songs Of Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2014

Making Records & Strike Up The Band announce the launch on iTunes of IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING: The Songs Of Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds A 'must buy' for all lovers of musical theatre, this collection of 18 tracks, featuring over 50 artists and musicians, showcases the songs of theTransatlantic writing team Charles Miller (Music - UK) and Kevin Hammonds (Lyrics - USA). (more...)

The Firtash Foundation Teams with Saatchi Gallery; First Exhibition to Be Presented, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

10th July 2014 London, UK – The Firtash Foundation has announced a three year patronage of the Saatchi Gallery, one of the world's most renowned contemporary art galleries. The first exhibition, opening on 10th July as part of this new partnership, will be “In our paradise...”celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the renowned Ukrainian Poet, Taras Shevchenko. Originally curated by Galina Skliarenko, for the National Academy of Arts in Kiev, the show highlights some of the challenges encountered by Ukraine over the last few decades, including the most recent unrest faced by its people. The exhibition brings together recent photography by Oleksandr Babak and Anatol Stepanenko, Victor Marushchenko, Tiberiy Silvashi and Anna Voitenko. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Sound Theatre Company will launch into raunch and ruffles this summer with the Seattle premiere of The School for Lies by David Ives, co-directed by Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels. This saucy update of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Tony Award-nominated David Ives (Venus in Fur) stuffs contemporary off-color slang into the classic baroque farce, in which rivals scheme romance to expose a notorious cynic. A few cunning lies set party girl Celimene and acerbic wit Frank up for battle and sex. Misbehavior, gossip, glamour and scandal reign in this clowning burlesque written in rhymed couplets. (more...)

Philip Mann Extends Contract with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announces a three-year extension of Philip Mann's tenure as Music Director. Mann first took to the podium as ASO Music Director at Robinson Center Music Hall on October 2, 2010. (more...)

NeighborWorks America Urges Homeowners to Avoid Paying for Loan Modifications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Like many homeowners,Sixto Diaz was current on his mortgage when he decided to get a loan modification. His monthly payment was increasing and the mortgage was upside down so he reached out to a California company for help. They promised he would get a loan modification if he paid them $3,000. They guaranteed results so he paid the money and hoped for the best. One year passed with no results. Then he realized he had lost his money to scammers. Fortunately, he is working with a HUD-approved counseling agency free of charge to get a loan modification. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danielle Hope Makes Solo Cabaret Debut at Delfont Room!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Just last week, Danielle Hope made her solo cabaret debut at The Delfont Room. As would be expected, she received rapturous applause from those in attendance, including industry friends like Michael Crawford, who shared the stage with her in The Wizard of Oz, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many more. Below, BroadwayWrold is excite dto bring you photos of Hope in action! (more...)

ON24 Announces New Integration with Eloqua
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ON24, the global leader in webinars and virtual communication solutions, today announced a comprehensive new integration between the ON24 Platform 10 webcasting solution and Eloqua. (more...)

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