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The Last Five Years - West End

After a critically acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse last year and a highly successful worldwide stream with, Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award-winning musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS is transferring to the Vaudeville Theatre, for a limited season. The musical is an emotionally powerful and intimate story about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The musical’s unconventional structure unfolds as Cathy (Molly Lynch), a struggling actor, tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie (Oli Higginson), a literary prodigy, tells his story chronologically from the spark of their initial meeting. In the musical, the two characters meet only once, at their wedding, which falls in the middle of the show. THE LAST FIVE YEARS is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.


Vaudeville Theatre

(London, )
404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH, United Kingdom
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The Last Five Years West End Cast


by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 8, 2021
You voted, here they are! Meet our top 30 in the college category of Next on Stage season 3.
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
The new musical adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's infamous literary classic, Lady Chatterley's Lover, will come to the West End for a strictly limited run this summer.
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
Sonia Manzano, who spent 44 years performing as Maria and writing for  the popular and enduring children's television series Sesame Street, and who was recently featured in the new documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street will begin performances tonight in this live outdoor production of Shakespeare's The Tempest in New York. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2021
Christina Franklin has been training and working in New York's theater scene since she was eight years old — starting out in the rehearsal studios of TADA! Youth Theater (whose notable alumni include Kerry Washington and Jordan Peele) and taking her gift for storytelling all the way to Broadway. Irvington Theater will bring Franklin's newest play, Cleanse, to virtual audiences from May 21-23.
by Dara Homer - May 6, 2021
If Theatre Tulsa weren’t already a wellspring of stellar live performances, I would consider encouraging them to go into the movie business.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
International City Theatre virtually presents The Last Five Years, an intimate, emotionally powerful musical by Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
The Ravinia Festival plans to reopen in July for the 2021 summer season. Now, the full lineup has been announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021
San Francisco Ballet has announced Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s farewell season in 2022, celebrating Tomasson’s remarkable 37-year tenure leading the Company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
In 2016, Miami-based artist Christopher Carter developed an elaborate plan for a highly personal home, studio and exhibition space. The ecologically-sensitive environment would serve as a living laboratory for all his design and artistic projects.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
Amy Engelhardt (Bastard Jones, Grammy-nominated band The Bobs) will premiere her new play IMPACT in a co-production with Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre, The Playhouse at White Lake and DimlyWit Productions (The Last Five Years).
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021
SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly stream a benefit production of Jason Robert Brown's classic musical,
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021
Angus Cerini has been appointed Sydney Theatre Company's new Patrick White Playwrights Fellow, just six months after his gothic two-hander Wonnangatta starring Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair marked the Company's return to the stage following last year's industry shutdown. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 3, 2021
Music Mountain Theatre will continue their 2021 Spring Season with The Last 5 Years premiering May 7th. The show will run for 6 performances ending on May 16th.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 28, 2021
Our student bloggers write about how they're coping with the current global health crisis, give insight on their school's performing arts programs, share their opinions on the latest theater news, and so much more. An interview with cast members from A Strange Loop, a ranking of Glee songs, and more-- read the latest from our college student bloggers!
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
Hadestown and Girl From the North Country have just announced their Broadway return dates! Hadestown will reopen on September 2, with Girl From the North Country coming on October 13. Additionally, Thoughts of a Colored Man is set to come to Broadway on October 31. The production will star Dyllón Burnside, Keith David, Luke James, and more.
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2021
Watch the original team of the world premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS recently reunited for the 20th year anniversary! The online event featured never-before-told stories and two new performances of the musical's hit songs.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 22, 2021
Watch below as he chats with West End stars Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson, who appear in Aria Entertainment's The Last Five Years, which is now available to stream on Broadway HD! The musical will run at the Vaudeville Theatre from September 17 through October 13.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 21, 2021
You voted, now here they are! Meet our top 10 of Next on Stage in the high school category.
by Jeffrey Kare - May 21, 2021
In 2016 and 2017, I had the great pleasure of attending the Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center. In 2018 and 2019, I wasn't able to do so due to other commitments I had when they were being held. Last year, the 10th annual show was set to take place on May 28th with former American Idol runner-up, Broadway alum, and Raleigh native Clay Aiken serving as guest host. However, the COVID-19 pandemic (which took full swing in March of 2020) ended up forcing DPAC to suspend performances until further notice. Though this year, the Triangle Rising Star Awards have returned (albeit, virtually), and I was able to tune in from the comfort of my home.
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021
Directed by Lys Tickner for the Art in Motion Theatre Company, the show is based on the hit 1984 film of the same name and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 1999. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2021
Following the success of Sue Jin Song's one-woman show Children of Medea, Constellation Theatre Company presents the intimate two-person musical The Last Five Years as the second production in Season 14: Electric Impulses.
by Student Blogger: Isabella Schiavon - May 20, 2021
If I could give one piece of advice to people going to college, I would say: DO NOT sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. But proactively take the front row seat, fasten your seat belt and scream from the top of your lungs, making the most of every single moment because you are so lucky to be here!
by Krista Garver - May 2, 2021
Broadway Rose’s productions have consistently been among the best virtual theatre options available. THE LAST FIVE years is available for rent through May 16.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Kicking off Rep's return to live performance and the official start of a capital campaign for their new downtown venue is THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, a benefit cabaret May 27th and 28th featuring the music of Jason Robert Brown.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
The final event of Novato Theater Company's Spring 2021 online season is a production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, an uplifting and heart-breaking depiction of the course of a young love; a common story, but told in an uncommon manner.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Lake Superior Theater has announced its upcoming Summer 2021 lineup including The Last Five Years, Stage & Screen Cabaret, An Evening at the Lake, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
Carl Jordan will direct Robert Nelson and Amanda Morando Nelson in this uplifting and heart-breaking depiction of the life and death of a young love, a common story, but told in an uncommon manner. It will be broadcast live from the Novato Theater Company for the first three performances, then available for streaming during the following week.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
Out of the Box Theatrics will hold “Our Last Five Years,” a virtual celebration on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 pm, to relive some of the remarkable moments from the company’s memorable productions over its first five years.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021
Northlight Theatre will present a special 20th Anniversary reunion event for Northlight Theatre’s world premiere of The Last Five Years. The event features performances and conversation with BJ Jones, playwright Jason Robert Brown, director Daisy Prince, and original cast members Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy.
by Stephen Mosher - May 1, 2021
With years of cabaret experiences behind them, Barbara Bleier, Austin Pendleton, Barbara Maier Gustern and Paul Greenwood are taking to the 'net for their latest cabaret show, and Bleier has a lot to say about it.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
Elisa Monte Dance, a Harlem based dance company that champions artistry, education and collaboration, announced virtually moments ago during their 40th Anniversary Gala that effective immediately, they will assume a new name: EMERGE125.
by Andrea Stephenson - Jun 4, 2021
All of the performers meet the challenges of this musical beautifully. It is a wonderfully unique experience to be able to watch both casts, as each actor brings a different interpretation to the characters.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 20, 2021
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to acclaimed composer Jason Robert Brown!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021
Learn more about The Last Five Years and The Rainbow Fish Musical, two upcoming streaming productions with dates to be announced.
by Student Blogger: Grace Cutler - Jun 2, 2021
With the change of the seasons it is time for those Songs of Purple Summer that create a Summer Lovin' mood. What is vacation without a perfect playlist? These are my favorite musicals that remind me of summer; some are obvious and some are only my preference. Regardless, I hope you kick back, relax, and soak in the tunes that signify sunshine!
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Jun 15, 2021
Constellation Theatre Company’s production of 'The Last Five Years' is a fun and engaging performance, but the lopsided cast undermines its core charm. That said, fans of the show will still enjoy the production, and newcomers will still find the it engaging, if a bit unbalanced.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2021
Today, we're wishing a Happy Birthday to Broadway favorite, Betsy Wolfe!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021
As the theatre works to rebuild and reopen after more than a year of closure, it is hoped that this match funding initiative will incentivise those passionate about theatre's ability to educate and inspire to play a vital part in our recovery through buying a Membership.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021
The American Theater Group, Somerset County's newest professional theater company, proudly presents a weekend of encore concerts of its critically acclaimed 2019 production of The Bridges of Madison County, live at the Pleasant Valley Park amphitheater in Basking Ridge.
by Núria Pedret - Apr 30, 2021
La adaptación fílmica dirigida por Tamra Davis ya tiene elenco y fecha de rodaje para inicios de verano
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2021
THE SHOW MUST GO ON LIVE! will host a one-off concert featuring performances from 18 West End shows and an all-star musical theatre cast this summer.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Norbert Leo Butz, Broadway veteran who is known for his work on stage and screen, has signed with APA.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021
Submissions are now open for the prestigious Popcorn Writing Award for new play writing with a prize fund of £6,000 on offer.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021
Today's top stories: Cameron Mackintosh defends decision to reduce Phantom orchestra, get a first look at the upcoming West Side Story and In The Heights films, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021
DLAP Group formally known as DLAP Entertainment has today announced a new partnership with Darren Bell and a new collaboration with venture capitalist firm, Station12 to form Creative Rights International.
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2021
Anna Kendrick talks about the level of anonymity masks provide, working with Toni Collette in Stowaway and being nominated for a Tony at 12 years old.
by Jim Munson - Apr 27, 2021
Actor-writer-lawyer Mark McGoldrick is someone with an unusually compelling life story. A self-described former “fuckup” whose youth was largely spent in a haze of drug use and delinquency, McGoldrick was involved in a horrifying accident that could have cost him his life and did leave him paralyzed. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, McGoldrick used this tragedy as an opportunity to reset his life. He went to Harvard Law School and became a public defender for Alameda County, representing people, mostly of color, charged with the same offenses of his earlier days. A number of years ago, he felt the compulsion to start putting his riveting stories onstage by writing and performing solo shows. McGoldrick is now chronicling his story over four monthly episodes in Countercoup, The Marsh’s first broadcast series. Countercoup will be presented the first weekend of each month, May 1 – August 8, 2021 with a new installment performed each weekend at 7:30pm (PDT), Saturdays and 5:00pm (PDT), Sundays. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with McGoldrick while he was on a break from his day job as a public defender in downtown Oakland. We discussed how he was able to recover from personal tragedy and to harness his innate mouthiness to use it for the greater good, how his stage work can affect his loved ones, ongoing issues with our justice system, and some unanticipated benefits from the Covid pandemic for folks with disabilities. As expected, he was fascinating to talk to – keenly intelligent and brutally honest with a sly sense of humor, but also deeply thoughtful, considerate and ultimately quite hopeful. He has a propensity to speak in long, complex sentences that manifest his experience as a public defender.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2021
BroadwayHD today announced their diverse lineup of new content, from musical classics to visually innovative new favorites.  On May 1st, the Academy Award Best Picture winner An American in Paris starring Gene Kelly dances its way onto the platform, while theater spectacle Over There starring Harry and Luke Treadaway, joins the library on May 6th.
by Adrienne Proctor - Apr 26, 2021
THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a favorite of Jason Robert Brown's notoriously difficult musicals. It follows a married couple at the end and beginning of their marriage, in chronological and reverse chronological order. The two meet in the middle, and they are each other's undoing. Lawton Community Theatre presents this moving story of heartbreak online.