THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Tony award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. Its beautiful pop music score portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and it's consequences on individual identity.
Based on the musical, a struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Casting: Anna Kendrick, Meg Hudson, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp, Sherie Rene Scott, Gina Sarno, Ashley Spencer, Cat Lynch, Nic Novicki, Laura Harrier, Alan Simpson and others
Producer: Janet Brenner, Kurt Deutsch, Richard LaGravenese, Lauren Versel
Music: Jason Robert Brown
Cinematography: Steven Meizler