This hit musical by Tony award-winning lyricist Jason Robert Brown deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress over five years. Told almost entirely through song, this piece moves backward and forward through time weaving the beginning and the ending of a love affair.
The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown wrote the music and lyrics for The Last Five Years, Parade (book by Alfred Uhry, dir. Hal Prince) and Songs for a New World (dir. Daisy Prince), and contributed songs to Urban Cowboy the Musical. Winner: Tony Award for Best Score, three Drama Desk Awards, Kleban Award, and Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Award. As a conductor and arranger, Mr. Brown’s credits include Dina Was, A New Brain, john and jen, and Yoko Ono’s New York Rock. His songs, including the cabaret standard “Stars and the Moon,” have been performed and recorded by Audra McDonald, Betty Buckley, Karen Akers, Renée Fleming, Jon Hendricks, and many others. Lauren Kennedy’s album Songs of Jason Robert Brownis available on PS Classics. Mr. Brown lives with his wife and daughter in NYC. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802 and 47. www.jasonrobertbrown.com—