Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years was presented as a one-night-only benefit Jan. 9 at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles.
The benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS co-stared 2009 Ovation Award nominees Michael K. Lee and Jennifer Paz. Composer Brown was featured at the piano. The sold-out evening was directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. The Last 5 Years — which features book, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown — charts the rise and fall of the marriage between Kathy and Jamie over a period of five years. The conceit of The Last 5 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."
Here are some photos from the evening:
Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years L.A. Benefit