The two actors will star in the George Street's mounting of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, which runs through May 15. David Saint, who directs the production, said in a statement, "I am delighted to be working with Colin and Sarah again. They enjoyed working at George Street as well, and brought this script and score to me. I loved it and am thrilled to be producing it here — as well as having these two stellar talents return to New Brunswick.”
The creative team for The Last Five Years comprises Ben Cohn (musical director), Beowulf Borritt (set designer), Brenda King (costume designer), Christopher J. Bailey (lighting designer) and Shannon Slaton (sound designer).
The Last Five Years charts the rise and fall of the marriage between Cathy and Jamie over a period of five years. The conceit of The Last Five Years has the woman beginning her story at the end of the relationship and working her way back, while Jamie's story starts from the first date and works forward. They sing together only once, in the middle of the play, at their wedding. Song titles include "Still Hurting," "A Summer in Ohio," "The Next Ten Minutes," "I Can Do Better Than That," "Nobody Needs to Know" and "Goodbye Until Tomorrow."
Colin Hanlon, who is currently taking a leave of absence from Broadway's Rent, has been seen Off-Broadway in Pirates of Penzance. Sarah Litzsinger has the distinction of being Broadway's longest-running Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and her other Broadway credits include Amour, Les Misérables and Marilyn, An American Fable.
The George Street Playhouse is located in New Brunswick, NJ at 9 Livingston Avenue. Call (732) 246-7717 for tickets or visit www.GSPonline.org.