06 Mar 2002
|Photo by Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Jason Robert Brown wrote the new musical The Last Five Years, directed by longtime pal Daisy Prince, daughter of Hal. The two-hander, which stars Sherie Rene Scott and Norbert Leo Butz, opened March 2 at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
The Last Five Years charts the rise and fall of a marriage of a "nice Jewish boy" and a girl in New York City, over five years and from different points of view. The conceit of The Last Five Years has the woman, Cathy, a musical theatre actress, beginning her story at the end of the relationship and working her way back, and Jamie, a novelist, starting from the first date and working forward. They sing together only once, in the middle of the play, at their wedding.