THE SCREENING ROOM: Betsy Wolfe, Adam Kantor, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty and More Sing Jason Robert Brown Tunes (Video)
01 Apr 2013
Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, starring Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe, opens Off-Broadway April 2. In anticipation of the production's opening, Playbill.com looks back at Brown's career with songs from The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World and more.
Due to ticket demand, The Last Five Years has been extended through May 12 at Second Stage Theatre. Brown directs his semi-autobiographical work that stars Wolfe as struggling actress Cathy Hyatt, who falls in love with on-the-rise Jewish novelist Jamie Wellerstein, played by Kantor.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.