The Last Five Years

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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by Josephine Tuso-Key - Jun 8, 2019
Kealy Ford and Dane Croxton, real life sweethearts steam up the stage as Bonnie and Clyde at the School Street Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
After Hours Theatre Company And Dogfightpresents an extraordinary multisensory experience, Janel Parrish and Scott Porter starring in THE LAST FIVE YEARS, book, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, produced by Graham Wetterhahn, and directed by Kari Hayter.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce THE PROMPTER, the first production of the 2019 Mainstage Season, had a successful opening night on June 1. The show runs through June 16. This World Premiere stars Tovah Feldshuh (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Walking Dead, Golda's Balcony) and Wade Dooley (Jersey Boys), who is also the playwright. Single tickets on sale now or tickets can be purchased now as part of the 3-play subscription package for the 2019 Mainstage Season. Call the Box Office at 631-725-9500; open daily 11 am - showtime or log on to baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Tonight, Tony Award-winner previewed a song from his upcoming album, 'The Long Haul.' Get a first listen of his song, 'Two Good Reasons' before the album drops Wednesday, June 10.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Ahead of his debut solo album ABENG, where Walshy Fire gathers his friends across the Caribbean and Africa for a first-of-its-kind album bridging the regions, the Major Lazer MC shares the video for new single “Call Me”, featuring Nigerian Afrobeats star Mr Eazi and Jamaican Dancehall artist Kranium.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Mueloliva, the award-winning international olive oil company founded in 1942 by Mateo Muela Velasco, recently welcomed more than 75 guests and tastemakers to sample 'Venta del Baron' at the stunning Sousa House in the West Village.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Tony® Award-nominated singer and performer RAMIN KARIMLOO today announces the release of his second full-length album, From Now On, available August 2nd from Sony Masterworks Broadway. Available for preorder now, the 12-song collection places the consummate showman behind the mic for a series of musical theater and film covers that illuminate the range of his instantly recognizable voice. Making its debut alongside today's preorder is a new cover of Dear Evan Hansen classic 'Waving Through a Window,' giving listeners a taste of what can be expected from the forthcoming full-length - listen here.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Emo Nite LA has announced the lineup for their upcoming takeover of the legendary Webster Hall in New York City! Featuring performances and DJ sets from Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line), Travis Clark (We The Kings), Craig Owens (Chiodos, BXC), Awsten Knight (Waterparks), Captain Cuts and Dying in Designer, this is already set to be a nite to remember, with plenty more surprises in store. The party will kick off at 9pm on Friday, July 26th at 125 E. 11th Street in New York, but fans can purchase tickets now at https:emonite.com.
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Matt Kennon released his emotional and raw single, “Love Is Stronger” to radio earlier this month and today announced exclusive representation with Matthew Stevens, President of Stevens Management Group (SMG-Nashville).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Emo Nite LA has announced the lineup for their upcoming takeover of the legendary Webster Hall in New York City! Featuring performances and DJ sets from Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line), Travis Clark (We The Kings), Craig Owens (Chiodos, BXC), Awsten Knight (Waterparks), Captain Cuts and Dying in Designer, this is already set to be a nite to remember, with plenty more surprises in store. The party will kick off at 9pm on Friday, July 26th at 125 E. 11th Street in New York, but fans can purchase tickets now at https:emonite.com.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jun 26, 2019
Early in my acting career, I was represented by an agency that got me an audition for a recurring role in the series Breaking Bad. It clearly would have been the biggest break of my acting career. I had a short side of two pages to learn for the audition. Usually, I have a pretty photographic memory for lines, and I work hard to be sure I know them cold. But for this audition due to nervousness I could never get the lines solid, and sadly what the producers saw was not a potential character in their show, but an actor clearly struggling to remember the next word he was supposed to say. My biggest opportunity and worst audition all rolled into one disappointing 10-minute take.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Dave D'aranjo presents Open This Pit Up!, a 35th B'day B'way Extravaganza Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 9:30pm at Feinstein's54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Moonbox Productions announces its theatrical line up for the 2019-2020 season. 
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
After a successful debut last year that brought together over 20,000 fans from all 50 states and 22 different countries, the Adult Swim Festival is headed back west for a super-sized two-day event in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.  Tickets go on sale to the public today at 12 p.m. PT for the second annual festival, happening Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Los Angeles' newest entertainment venue Banc Of California Stadium. This year's line-up features top bands and musical artists, comedians, interactive games and one-of-a-kind fan experiences that only Adult Swim can bring to life.
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 24, 2019
Today's top stories: The Jimmy Awards are held today, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Drew Gasparini & Friends, featuring Rozie Baker. Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 185 Orchard Street Doors Open at 8:15pm Tickets are $10 plus 2 drink min. Ages 21+ https:www.eventbrite.comedrew-gasparini-friends-feat-rozie-baker-tickets-58752314755
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 23, 2019
For the last five years, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been all about magic lamps, carpet rides, princes, thieves and genies! That's because Disney's Aladdin, which opened in 2014, has played well over 2000 performances there. 
by Herbert Paine - Jun 22, 2019
Theatre Artists Studio presents NEW SUMMER SHORTS, showcasing the imagination and talents of The Studio's band of performing artists. The ten-minute creations offer entertaining and usually provocative insights into the human condition. This year's eight selections ~ an amalgam of wit, satire, and drama ~ do not disappoint.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Theatre Born Between's new's play, Beneath the Bed by Gabe Golin, is gearing up for this year's Toronto Fringe Festival running from July 4-14 at the The Scadding Court Community Centre in the site-specific category.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
“Love Is Stronger” by Matt Kennon hit the radio airwaves this month and was ranked in The Top 20 Most Downloaded and Streamed on Play MPE. Best known for his emotional, heart wrenching and true to life songs that tug at listeners heart strings, and the fact he is not afraid to bring attention to subjects that are uncomfortable. The accompanying official video was exclusively premiered on Center Stage Magazine and My Jam Music yesterday and available today on YouTube and Facebook, as well as online video platforms worldwide.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 20, 2019
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer, Jason Robert Brown!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 20, 2019
Today's top stories: Todrick Hall in Waitress, and more!
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble and Katheryn Winnick have joined the cast of Flag Day, directed by Sean Penn and starring his children Dylan and Hopper, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Stevens in "Livin' the Dream" on Friday, July 12 at 9:30PM. Chris Stevens ecstatically returns to Feinstein's54 Below after debuting his first solo show "UNWRITTEN" two and half years ago.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 17, 2019
Back after a previous sold-out engagement, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the return of tow-time Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz and three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott in their highly acclaimed original musical collaboration: TWOHANDER, running July 9 - 28. Click here for tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019
Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
by Bryony Rae Taylor - Jun 13, 2019
Artistic Director of Orange Tree Theatre, Paul Miller, talks about staging Terence Rattigan's comedy While the Sun Shines, a play about 'making hay' in the London Blitz.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
An all-star cast of Broadway favorites is set to lead a one-night only concert of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Emo Nite LA has announced the lineup for their upcoming takeover of the legendary Webster Hall in New York City! Featuring performances and DJ sets from Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line), Travis Clark (We The Kings), Craig Owens (Chiodos, BXC), Awsten Knight (Waterparks), Captain Cuts and Dying in Designer, this is already set to be a nite to remember, with plenty more surprises in store. The party will kick off at 9pm on Friday, July 26that 125 E. 11th Street in New York, but fans can purchase tickets now at https://emonite.com/.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2019
Back after a previous sold-out engagement, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the return of tow-time Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz and three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott in their highly acclaimed original musical collaboration: TWOHANDER, running July 9 - 28. Click here for tickets. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Heritage Theatre Festival is celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of America's most beloved movies by producing the play that started it all - Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
The Gift Theatre continues its 2019 Season with the Chicago premiere of Hansol Jung's WOLF PLAY, a messy, funny and disturbing theatrical experience grappling with a wolf, a puppet, and a very prickly problem: What is a family? What do we need from them, today? Is it very different from the things humans have needed from families before?
by Taylor Long - Jun 10, 2019
Broadway stars Betsy Wolfe and Jeremy Jordan have arrived in Toronto for the first of four performances in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's MODERN BROADWAY, a journey through today's greatest Broadway hits from such Tony Award-winning shows as The Book of Mormon, Once, The Baker's Wife, The Last Five Years, and Newsies, along with songs from modern classics as Les Miserables, Cats, Miss Saigon, Little Shop of Horrors, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Church & State is a fast-paced dramedy about faith, politics, and 'The Twitter.' Directed by Brett Marston.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Feinstein's54 Below presents Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott in an original musical collaboration, 'TWOHANDER.' Beginning tonight, Butz and Scott reunite at Feinstein's54 Below for 16 performances only
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 8, 2019
Back after a previous sold-out engagement, Feinstein's54 Below will present the return of tow-time Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz and three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott in their highly acclaimed original musical collaboration: TWOHANDER, running July 9 - 28. Click here for tickets.
by Christian Ranke - Jul 5, 2019
It is very difficult to tag Johan Osuldsen under one banner. He started out as a dancer and performer, spanning over several decades. Later he became known as a choreographer and director and subsequently directed for television. He is also a composer as well as translator of several musicals (including Stephen Sondheim's 'Company', 'Into the Woods' and Jason Robert Brown's 'The Last Five Years).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents the regional premiere of Sandy Rustin's The Cottage, a ridiculous-and potentially murderous-comedy about the ins and outs of marriage and infidelity.
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 11, 2019
An Interview with YouTube stars The Try Guys to discuss their theatrical extravaganza called THE TRY GUYS: LEGENDS OF THE INTERNET. They're bringing this theatrical event to the San Diego Balboa Theatre on Sunday, July 14th at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
TWOHANDER at Feinstein's54 Below is written by Sherie Rene Scott, and co-conceived by Ms. Scott and Norbert Leo Butz.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Having been gigging and acting as MC at London's best clubs - Angel Comedy, Top Secret, Comedy Store etc - for the last five years, and having won a string of accolades in the meantime (Winner - Audience Favourite at the Musical Comedy Awards 2016, Winner - London Comedy Store King Gong 2015) musical comedian Jon Long is bringing his debut solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. You know, and he knows, and we alllll know what that means. Cue the introductory hour of perceived wisdom that a Fringe debut requires...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Nine revolting children take center stage in the San Diego Regional Premiere production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical at the Moonlight Amphitheatre July 17 through August 3 at 8 p.m. The Tony Award-winning musical is inspired by the twisted genius of British author Roald Dahl (novels Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG among others; and the screenplays of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and is brought to life on The Moonlight stage by the creative team of Director Jamie Torcellini, Choreographer Colleen Kollar Smith, and Music Director and Conductor Elan McMahan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's season-opener, Evita, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Tim Rice, runs from September 4 - October 6, 2019. Tickets (starting at $35) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).