PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet, The Last Five Years in the Recording Studio, Honeymoon in Vegas
22 Sep 2013
In Studio with the Cast Recording of The Last Five Years: Part One
The 2002 original cast recording of The Last Five Years was Ghostlight Records’ first cast album and remains one of the label's best-selling titles. Still, the show’s creator Jason Robert Brown felt it was important to honor the revival of the Off-Broadway classic with a recording of its own that would allow the talents of Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor to create a different musical experience than fans of the show are used to. Here, as Wolfe performs “Still Hurting,” Brown chats with Playbill about why he chose to record everyone together in the same room despite the difficulties of doing so.
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.