Jason Robert Brown and Richard LaGravenese Will Offer Q&As Following "The Last Five Years" Screenings

News   Jason Robert Brown and Richard LaGravenese Will Offer Q&As Following "The Last Five Years" Screenings
 
Songwriter Jason Robert Brown and director Richard LaGravenese will offer post-screening Q&As at the Village East Cinema, where their film adaptation of The Last Five Years opens this weekend in New York City. 

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick arrive at the screening
Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick arrive at the screening Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The film, starring Tony Award nominees Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, is released Feb. 13 in limited theatres and Video On Demand.

Brown and LaGravenese will be on hand following the 7:40 PM showing Feb. 14 and the 5 PM showing Feb. 15; Brown will also be on hand following the 7:40 PM showing Feb. 13. Click here for more information.

The soundtrack to the film was released Feb. 10. Click here to order the album. For other theatrical merchandise, visit the Playbill Store. The album was produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester and Richard LaGravenese; executive-produced by Steve Norman, Lauren Versel and Janet Brenner; and features new orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown.

The film celebrated its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 7.

The Last Five Years, Brown's semi-autobiographical, two-person musical that documents a five-year relationship of a couple falling in and out of love, is adapted and directed by Richard LaGravenese ("P.S. I Love You").

Kendrick stars as Cathy, a struggling actress who falls in love with rising Jewish novelist Jamie Wellerstein, played by Jordan. The musical explores their relationship from both points of view through a series of solo songs — Cathy telling the story in reverse chronological order, and Jamie starting from the beginning (the pair only comes together at their wedding, the turning point of the show).

The film screened at Lincoln Center, where Kendrick, Jordan, LaGravenese and Brown were on hand to talk about the adaptation. Playbill.com recapped the film and the event here.

For more information on "The Last Five Years," visit LastFiveYears.com.

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