The Last Five Years - Off-Broadway
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.”
Minetta Lane Theatre(New York, NY)
16 Minetta Lane
The Last Five Years Off-Broadway Cast
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