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The Last Five Years - 2006 - London Fringe

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.”

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Menier Chocolate Factory

(London, )
51-53 Southwark St.
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2020
Musical theatre has a history of big, splashy, high-kicking casts, and that’s what many people think when they hear the word “musical.” The increasing trend for writers wanting to tell a poignant, dramatic story (and producers wanting to pay fewer actors) is to use a tiny cast of six or fewer to narrow the focus without getting distracted by glitter.
by Student Blogger: Izzi Diaz - Oct 30, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
Southwark Playhouse today announced Nick Payne's Constellations as the next show to follow the current run of The Last Five Years and Philip Ridley's The Poltergeist in its new socially distanced auditorium. The production will play for three weeks from 26 November - 19 December 2020 to a live socially distanced audience of 110.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 10 in the high school category.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Ken Davenport will present The Doo Wop Project: Live In Your Living Room, a virtual theatrical concert, broadcast live from Shubert Studios, on Sunday, October 25th at 7:00PM EST. Tickets prices, starting at $25.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
There's no doubt Shoshana Bean can put on an excellent performance! Check out some of her past gigs before this week's virtual concert, Broadway My Way, on October 23 at 8pm ET. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The Barn Theatre have today released production photos of Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera) in the theatre new revival production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little.
by Constance Drugeot - Oct 19, 2020
Performers from West End theatre and the Royal Ballet united to create a new song and accompanying dance film, Hush. The piece aims to highlight mental health issues during the Coronavirus pandemic, and to raise awareness of the UK's incredible performing arts sector during a difficult time.
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Resist Phony Encores! is a selective memoir in the form of graphics, images, and mass communications by musician and songwriter Gruff Rhys.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Centenary Stage Company brings nineteenth-century London to life again, but this season with a new adaptation than their previous productions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Special Offer - Experience the Best of Broadway at ACT of CT
by Student Blogger: Marissa Tomeo - Oct 16, 2020
Helloooooo BroadwayWorld! My name is Marissa Tomeo (she/her/hers) and I’m a new student blogger here to share all things about being a theatre major and college student during this global pandemic!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
In 2015, the StageSource Gender Parity Task Force created the benchmark of '50/50 by 2020' - achieving a 50% representation of women in the New England theatre employment by the year 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of CT has reopened with their first post-COVID production, The Last Five Years. This spellbinding, emotionally powerful and intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown opened Friday, October 30th and runs through November 15th, 2020 (with both limited in-person seating and livestream options available). 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
BAM's Board leadership announced today that the organization's president, Katy Clark, will leave in January 2021 upon accepting another opportunity. Clark joined BAM in 2015 and led an expansion of the institution's campus and the presentation of new artistic programming.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2020
Check out the current list of Equity-approved theatres, sorted by state, as well as any upcoming events they may have planned.
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2020
With this holiday season being arguably the most drastically different in some time, Buffalo theater companies have pushed the envelope to create adaptive online productions since this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2020
The Barn Theatre have announced today that their reimagined one-man production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan will be available for schools to live stream as part of an “international digital tour”.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2020
Songwriters Anderson & Petty today announce A Christmas Wish, a virtual concert with West End stars from Everybody's Talking About Jamie, SIX: The Musical, Wicked and more, available to stream at select times from 17 December - 20 December 2020. The concert is hosted by Ben Stock and Hilary O'Neil and is in aid of theatrical charity Acting For Others who provide emotional and financial support to theatre workers in times of need through 14 member charities.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
New York City's Out of the Box Theatrics and Holmdel, N.J.'s Holmdel Theatre Companywill join forces to co-produce a new streaming production of The Last Five Years, featuring book, music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown.
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Montreal Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Sioux Falls Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by Ella Embry - Nov 24, 2020
With wholesome jokes, clever Zoom cinematography, and even more clever Zoom choreography, I escaped into a wonderful world of fun songs and kind characters for the night.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
The Phoenix Theatre is ready to warm your holiday season. The local theatre company continues its all virtual season with Fire and Light: A Phoenix Holiday, a magical fundraiser, one-night only event Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
The musical will star Broadway's Nasia Thomas (Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Nicholas Edwards (Frozen)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
Cygnet Theatre has announced a full lineup of holiday programming for December, 2020. While the news is bleak and spirits may not be as high as usual for this time of year, the theatre hopes to bring some joy into the homes of San Diegans with their December programming. Programs include the cabaret-style Musical Monday: Home for the Holidays, a streaming version of the 2011 production It's a Wonderful Life, and their continued tradition of presenting A Christmas Carol, this year as a new one-man, original filmed adaptation featuring Artistic Director Sean Murray.
by Michael Rabice - Nov 22, 2020
Creative programming for theatre companies has become a do or die venture during the covid pandemic, so Starring Buffalo and Musicalfare Theatre have joined forces to give their own patrons and the world of the internet a chance to escape lockdown woes. Their recent online concert showcases two of Broadway's youngest and best talents. Zachary Noah Piser, who is the most recent alternate star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway and in Toronto, and his partner Adam Rothenberg, Assistant Conductor of the eagerly awaited Broadway revival of COMPANY, came to town to perform an exciting live concert. Using Starring Buffalo's mantra of including Buffalo's own best talent alongside prodigious High School students, the concert was rounded out of Karen Harty and West Seneca West High School Senior Talia Mobley.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 21-22, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Plethos Productions presents COVID-safe musical, The Last Five Years As theatres throughout the Bay Area are currently shuttered due to the ongoing pandemic, Plethos Productions, based in Castro Valley, has continued offering online entertainment since March. Digital Open Mic nights, virtual stand up comedy shows and livestreams of their production of Much Ado About Nothing have brought in hundreds of audience members and performers from around the world. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Today (November 20) in live streaming: Adam Pascal visits Backstage Live, Beetlejuice reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
The New Group in association with John Ridley's Nō Studios are joining forces through The New Group Off Stage division, and have announced an upcoming slate of projects. The New Group Off Stage will feature theatrical expressions in different media.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
England is going into another lockdown, initially planned to last from Thursday, 4 November until Wednesday, 2 December - although the Government hasn't ruled out an extension into December if necessary. So, what does this mean for theatres?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Transcendence Theatre Company, the award-winning, Sonoma County based theatre company, will celebrate the holiday season with Broadway Holiday Experiences, festive nights of seasonal song and dance - at the Drive-in and online. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Today (November 19) in live streaming: Luba Mason visits Backstage Live, Andrew Barth Feldman guests on Ten Minute Tidbits, and so much more!
by Student Blogger: Isabella Gonzalez - Nov 18, 2020
There are many components that make up the classic Thanksgiving experience, but nothing screams Turkey Time more than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020
Broadway On Demand will present the first-ever streamed production of Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, recorded live at the Southwark Playhouse, for five performances only this Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 29 only on Broadway On Demand.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama almost always goes to a critically-acclaimed straight play by someone really serious like Eugene O’Neill or August Wilson, but on rare occasions, it goes to a musical. Only ten musicals have ever won.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
Top Note Arts' production of Adam Gwon's musical Ordinary Days is now streaming online!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2020
Congratulations to Tommy Kaiser, the college winner of Next on Stage! Look back at his journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
by Student Blogger: Izzi Diaz - Nov 13, 2020
This system classifies each person as one of the nine types, showcasing a various range of characteristics and unique skill sets in everyone.
by Student Blogger: Hope Johnson - Nov 13, 2020
Doing theatre virtually has given the theatre club at my school the opportunity to do shows we might never have been able to in past seasons.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced an extension for their production of The Last Five Years, currently in its third week of a successful 'in-person' and livestream run of the show. The theater will be extending livestream performances for an additional weekend of shows (through November 22nd).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Award winning musical theater writers Richard Allen and Taran Gray announce that Rachel Elise Johnson will take on the role of being Festival Artistic Producer for the Allen and Gray Musical Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced an extension for their production of The Last Five Years, currently in its third week of a successful “in-person” and livestream run of the show. The theater will be extending livestream performances for an additional weekend of shows (through November 22nd).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
The Barn Theatre's recent revival production of Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little starring Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera) will be streamed digitally from 19-22 November.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
Today (November 11) in live streaming: A Bandstand Reunion on Stars in the House, Michael Cerveris in concert, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2020
Extended by popular demand, the first production of North Coast Rep's Filmed Plays Online, Necessary Sacrifices written by Richard Hellesen and directed by Peter Ellenstein continues for nationwide streaming on showtix4U via the North Coast Rep website.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2020
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of CT has reopened with their first post-COVID production, The Last Five Years. This spellbinding, emotionally powerful and intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown opened Friday, October 30th and runs through November 15th, 2020 (with both limited in-person seating and livestream options available).