The Last Five Years

A cult-favorite musical, The Last Five Years is a semi-autobiographical look at one couple's failed marriage.

Jason Robert Brown’s contemporary musical The Last Five Years tells the emotionally powerful story of two twenty-something New Yorkers who dive head first into a marriage fueled by the optimism that comes with finding “the one.” But in a city where professional and personal passions collide and only the strongest relationships survive, navigating the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove too much. Funny, honest and intimate, with an exuberantly romantic score, The Last Five Years takes a bold look at one young couple's hope that love endures the test of time.

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  • Book, Music & Lyrics
    Jason Robert Brown
  • Director
    Daisy Prince
  • Set & Costume Designer
    Beofulf Boritt
  • Sound Designer
    Duncan Edwards
  • Lighting Consultant
    Chris Binder
  • Production Stage Manager
    Patty Lyons
  • Casting Director
    Mark Simon


  • Jamie
    Norbert Leo Butz
  • Cathy
    Sherie Rene Scott

Show Information

  • Preview Date
    November 29, 1999
  • Opening Date
    March 2, 2002
  • Closing Date
    May 4, 2002
  • Location
    Minetta Lane Theatre
    18 Minetta Lane
    New York, NY
  • Outer Critics Circle Award
    Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical (Nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award
    Outstanding Musical (Nominee)
    Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Norbert Leo Butz (Nominee)
    Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Sherie Rene Scott (Nominee)
    Outstanding Orchestrations - Jason Robert Brown (Nominee)
    Outstanding Set Design - Beowulf Boritt (Nominee)
    Outstanding Music - Jason Robert Brown (Winner)
    Outstanding Lyrics - Jason Robert Brown (Winner)


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